Center for Love & Marriage

Conflict; How to Read it Well

We are told that conflict is something to be resolved and that it is our job to solve this puzzle. Well, not quite. Before jumping in headfirst to resolve conflict, we need to start with us. Our own internal conflict comes before the conflict outside of us. In order to be successful in navigating through… Continue reading Conflict; How to Read it Well

Till Death Do Us Part; Setting Boundaries with Family

Although the saying “Till death do us part” is in reference to romantic relationships, in actuality, it is the tie/bond between family members that only ends with death and even with death, since we are born in to our families and we don’t choose that bond. In a dysfunctional family, anytime we visit them, whether… Continue reading Till Death Do Us Part; Setting Boundaries with Family

The Last of Us: Aging and Companionship 

An elderly individual searching for love and dating is bound to encounter many more obstacles than a typical younger individual, but ironically, this population is in need of companionship even more than typical due to physical needs, career discontinuation due to illness or retirement, distance from family or children, etc. Example of some of the… Continue reading The Last of Us: Aging and Companionship 

How to Emotionally Deepen Your Relationship

Emotional intimacy is the profound feeling of closeness and connection with someone you feel trusting and trusted toward. In a relationship, that is beyond friendship, emotional intimacy means feeling seen and heard and therefore feeling that you can truly be your self around this human being. Emotional Intimacy cannot be faked because in our gut… Continue reading How to Emotionally Deepen Your Relationship

Talking about Your Needs

We each have our own unique needs; usually comprised of our individual needs and those we hope can be met in a relationship. Being aware of your partner’s needs allows for you to tend to them and vice versa. As opposed to many individuals, whom wrestle with ideals for independence and what their expectations “can”… Continue reading Talking about Your Needs