Thursday, December 25, 2008

Relationship Tip of the Week #3-A little romance

You will be surprised how much of an impact small reminders of your connection will have upon your partner. A single rose, a post-it note on the bathroom mirror that says i love you, a chocolate kiss on the pillow, a romantic card, a poem, a voice mail with loving words, a lingering kiss, a long hug. All of these and of course 1000 other simple but loving acts will strengthen the connection between the two of you. Most important to keep in mind is being consistent. Once or twice a week over the course over a year add up to a lot of positive expressions of the love you hold for your partner.

If you have any suggestions to add to my list, please feel free to write them on my blog.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Relationship tip of the week #2-The Mystery Date

Are you looking to spice up your realtionship? This simple but fun activity will bring both excitement and passion back into your realtionship. Take turns with your partner planning a "mystery date". This can be something romantic such as a trip to an unusual restaurant, a play, a day trip to a spa, or something simple and inexpensive like a walk down the streets of a village that neither of you are familiar with to window shop or try an unknown cafe or a walk in a park or nature preserve that neither of you know. The key element is obviously the surprise(do not tell your partner where you are going so he/she is guessing right up to the moment you arrive). The fact that both of you are taking the time to plan(even if it doesn't turn out perfect) a date demonstrates to one another the commitment you each have to make your realtionship a priority. A date once a month or every two months will have you looking forward to spending quality and fun time together.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Relationship Tip of the Week #1

One of the bests ways to go to sleep at night is to take a minute before you put your head on the pillow and each take a turn expressing your gratitude to your partner for something she/he has done or some aspect of his/her personality that makes your life richer. You will notice that your morning will start with a much more positive attitude towards your spouse.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Best Book To Improve Your Relationship

Hi readers,

For my first blog, i am suggesting that the best book to improve your relationship is:
"The Seven Principle for Making Marriage Work" by John Gottman, the foremost expert on marital research in our country. I have found this to be extremely helpful to couples who want to improve their relationship. The book is very easy to read and his exercises are simple and keep the focus on his basic premise which is the establishment of a five to one ration of positive to negative behaviors.