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Writing a Marriage Covenant

A “marriage covenant” is a written document, drafted by both partners collectively that spells out the purpose and commitment of the marriage. Here’s a simple example: “We resolve to live the relationship credo and treat each other with dignity and respect. We commit to the friendship upon which our love [&hellip

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The Power of Laughter in Relationships

It is clinically proven that playful communication lightens the mood, relieves stress and elevates creativity. The ability for us to laugh and play, even as adults, is crucial to any relationship. The ironies in life, often communicated with humor, allow us to take a fresh new look at our problems [&hellip

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Emotional Awareness Empowers Relationships

All relationships involve emotions. When you are in control of your emotions you are able to think clearly and creatively, manage stress and exude confidence. To be overwhelmed by emotions leads to confusion, poor decisions, isolation and doubt.  Most conversation is emotionally driven and therefore you tend to communicate what you feel and not [&hellip

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6 Steps to Resolving Conflict and Creating Solutions

Many people view conflicts in a relationship as a bad sign, as if couples should not have disagreements. Conflicts are inevitable in intimate relationships, and moreover they can be seen as excellent opportunities for both personal and relational growth. From this perspective, conflict is not something to be avoided or [&hellip

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Keys for Lasting Friendship

In Plato’s Lysis dialogue, Socrates quickly disposed of the idea that friendship is a simple give-and-take relationship. Rather, it is a dynamic meshing of personalities. 4 Principles of Lasting Friendship Accept your friends for who they are, but play an active role in helping them become who they should or [&hellip

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6 Essential Qualities of Healthy Relationships

 There are certain attributes and positive behaviors that hold relationships together. Here are six ways you can help improve and sustain a healthy relationship. 1. Commitment  Commitment is the principle that binds people together. It is the dedication and determination to overcome all trials and tribulations and share the success. A [&hellip

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5 Ways to Bond with Your Partner at Home

You will often get relationship advice that suggests “doing something exciting” with your partner or “getting away” for a romantic evening, but what about all the other nights? Having ongoing projects and healthy hobbies you share with your partner can make a huge difference in the everyday bonding between the [&hellip

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How Your Low Self-Esteem Affects Your Partner

It is through high self-esteem that we are motivated and with this motivation that we become successful. Being proud of who we are and understanding our own worth is crucial for a strong relationship. If you do not envision yourself as having value and deserving the same respect and opportunity [&hellip

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How to Deal with Jealousy in Your Relationship

Often the green monster known as jealousy, rears its ugly head and forces its way into your relationship. As unwelcome as it may be, jealousy in a relationship is a problem that most couples deal with from time to time. But, it should not consume your relationship or become a point [&hellip

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How to Communicate in a Healthy, Constructive Manner

Research has shown that there is a structured communication format that can be very helpful for couples to communicate in a more healthy and constructive than they often do. This format is called by a variety of names, such as Active Listening or Mirroring. The basic elements of this communication [&hellip

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