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One Vital Meeting to Save Your Job and Your Marriage

Oct 05, 2018

Building Couple Time Tip: 

One Vital Meeting to Save Your Job and Your Marriage 


What if your job depended on one vital meeting a week that you must attend or you’ll lose your job!  You would probably prioritize that meeting above everything else.  No excuses! 

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Family Play Date | Feel the Love and Laughter with Your Entire Family!

Jul 09, 2018

Building Couple Time Tip: 

Family Play Date:  Feel the love and laughter with your entire family! 


Yes, it’s important to carve out couple time and me time, so that your young children have parents who are happy and filled up.  Trust me, your children feel your...

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How to Save Your Marriage in One Step

Jun 05, 2018

Building Couple Time Tip:

“How to Save your Marriage in One Step” 


In this great blog post by my colleague and friend, Kim Bowen, LPC, founder of The Marriage Place, she shares how focusing on the positive in your marriage for 90 days can transform your marriage.

Now for you...

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5 Free Marriage Tips for New Parents!

May 15, 2018

Building Couple Time Tip: 

5 Free Marriage Tips for New Parents


Tip #1: Acknowledge that the first 6 months to a year after baby

involves major adjustments of time and energy for everyone. Both of you are probably trying really hard to adjust to your new roles as parents....

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What New Moms Are Really Feeling...

Apr 17, 2018

“I feel more stress and anxiety with having young kids and I worry about losing the connection with my husband.” 

“I don’t want to be a startup widow.” 

“I am more frustrated with not getting enough space for me.” 

“I want to make...

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Fair Fighting Strategies that Really Work!

Mar 14, 2018

Building Couple Time Tip:

Marriage Advice | Learning to Fight Fair 


The research points out that conflict goes up and marital satisfaction goes down after the first child comes along. 

This tip aims to help you avoid being one of those statistics. 

Sure there’s a lot more...

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When the Couple Team Really Counts

Feb 20, 2018

Couples who endure stressful times in their relationships and come out on the other side truly understand when the couple team really counts. How do couples keep together during stressful times? The concept “team” comes to mind. One of my mentor’s, Peter Pearson, Ph.D. at the...

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Help I'm Drowning in Laundry!

Feb 20, 2018

Building Couple Time Tip: 

The Laundry System Metaphor


When I think of organizing the lives of new parents with young children, I think of my laundry system.

I remember when our kids came along. My husband and I had been together for 8 years. I was amazed how much laundry accumulates when...

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Couples with Babies | 6 Common Problems and Solutions

Feb 05, 2018

6 Common Problems and Solutions for Couples with Babies:

I just came across this great article with 6 common problems and solutions for couples with babies. In her article, Pamela Stock covers the typical yet difficult topics around time, money, and sex to name a few. A worthwhile read to help...

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Shared Ideas for Tired Couples with Young Kids

Oct 26, 2017

Resources for Tired Couples with Young Kids

I recently saw a mom in my coaching practice who was struggling with the understandable overwhelm and lack of time that comes with having 3 young children. My heart went out to her and I thought about you countless moms and dads who struggle with...

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