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10 Basic Truths About Keeping Your Relationship Healthy

10 Basic Truths About Keeping Your Relationship Healthy
I think it's easy to make things more complicated than they need to be. Here are some basic rules of the relationship road that will keep you headed in the right direction. 1. Successful relationships take work. They don't happen in a vacuum. They occur when the couples in them take the risk of sharing what it is that's going on in their hearts and heads. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. There are no guarantees, but couples who practice these techniques have longer and stronger relationships than those who are not proactive in their love. Dr.

DIY Outdoor Chaise Lounge Hello summer! I’m sure most of you are also experiencing the heat wave in your area! It’s down right hot in the Lone Star State:) I couldn’t get this project started fast enough! Ahhh!!! Swoon! Love this set of chaise lounges from Pottery Barn….but I don’t love the $600 price tag (and yes that is the “marked-down” price;) I’m sure they are worth every penny but my wallet will never know! High school fashions, 1969 Fashion, Vintage High school fashions, 1969 i know what you’re thinking… are these more fashion snaps from coachella?

Six Keys to Changing Almost Anything - Tony Schwartz - Harvard Business Review - Aurora by Tony Schwartz | 10:58 AM January 17, 2011 Change is hard. New Year’s resolutions almost always fail. John Gottman's 7 Principles for a Healthy Relationship: how to keep love alive 7 principles on the road to happily ever after. posted Jan 03, 2011 Why is marriage so tough at times? DIY Full Storage Bed So, it’s spring cleaning time in our household right now! I have a love/hate relationship with spring cleaning. I love getting organized and redecorating but I loathe that you have to create endless messes in the house before the final product! One project I am starting this spring is my 7-year-olds room.

50 Best Cheap Date Ideas - Handmade Wedding Posted July 20, 2012 | 110 Comments The weekend is right around the corner and we thought it was a great opportunity to share this fun weekend-ready post. For some couples, once they get engaged the ‘dates’ go right out the window, traded in for constant wedding planning. We say… bring on the date nights! Take a (temporary) wedding planning break once in awhile to remember why you’re tying the knot in the first place. Nine Powerful Life Lessons From Studying with a Monk By Robert Piper When I was 18 years old, I suffered from anxiety and stomach problems. A compassionate physician and practicing Buddhist referred me to a Taoist monk who specialized in meditation and martial arts. I ended up healing myself of anxiety and stomach issues by doing meditation, and went on a great journey of self-discovery. Here are 9 lessons I learned while studying with a monk: 1.

Why Husbands Who Share Household Chores Miss Out on Sex In what feels like a blow to egalitarianism, new research finds that husbands and wives who assign housework along traditional gender lines have more sex than those who split the chores more equitably. After reviewing data on how married couples in the U.S. tackle housework, as well as self-reports of how often they enjoyed intercourse, sociologists at the University of Washington (UW) say that couples who shared the burden of chores — cooking, cleaning and caring for the lawn — tend to have the least active sex lives. The couples reported having sex about five times in the month before the survey began. But if the husband did no stereotypically female tasks (making meals, perhaps, or scrubbing floors), couples had sex 1.6 times more per month than couples in which husbands were responsible for doing all of those chores.

Crates for the Storage Bed Hey guys! I am loving this spring weather we’ve been blessed with in Texas this week! Perfect building weather:) I finished the storage bins for the full sized storage bed I build last week.