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Pandemics are for Lovers

Pandemics are for Lovers

In the past few months, you have likely seen headlines like the following:   Why divorce rates could spike after the pandemic ends, according to a family and divorce lawyer   Divorce during coronavirus: Will splits soar after pandemic quarantines end?   Not surprisingly, the…

Practice Gratitude for a High Quality Relationship

Practice Gratitude for a High Quality Relationship

The quality of your long-term relationship impacts your physical and mental health, mortality, job productivity, and your children’s well-being. In other words, it majorly impacts your life. But what predicts relationship quality?   Researchers set out to answer that question by conducting a massive study…

5 Nights in Aruba with Kids: Trip Summary

5 Nights in Aruba with Kids: Trip Summary

We traveled to Aruba in August 2019 with our kids, who were 11 and almost 9. We had a fantastic time! Here’s a recap of our family trip: Day 1: This was our travel day. We had arranged for a rental car in Aruba, which…

Life is Better with You

Life is Better with You

My husband and I don’t like our wedding song. It’s not terrible—it’s just okay in a generic love song sort of way. It still holds, and held at the time we chose it, absolutely no meaning to us.   A few weeks before our August…

A Simple Question

A Simple Question

I donned my blue rimmed amber-tinted ski goggles and gripped the bottle neck tightly. My friend Stacy laughed as she encouraged me to pop the top off the bottle of champagne we were splitting in honor of the new year. “I don’t know how to…

30 Simple Ways to Show Your Love

30 Simple Ways to Show Your Love

A great relationship is built one small gesture at a time. Here are some simple things you can do to show your partner some love: Ask about their day Text something happy and positive Give a hug and kiss goodbye Give a hug and kiss…

A Relationship Shouldn’t Be Hard Work

A Relationship Shouldn’t Be Hard Work

Many of us grew up hearing things like, “marriage is hard” or “relationships are hard work.” These generalized statements should come with a disclaimer. If I could write that disclaimer it would say, “if you are with the wrong person.” Let that sink in for…

10 Positive Relationship Tips for a Pandemic

10 Positive Relationship Tips for a Pandemic

Right now, you are likely social distancing and staying at home with your significant other. Though this period of forced togetherness will undoubtedly bring some challenges, it’s also the perfect time to reconnect with your partner. Right now, you are likely social distancing and staying…