All posts filed under: Partnering

Jealousy And Love Can’t Coexist

On a trip to Scotland, I took a bus from Edinburgh to Rosslyn Chapel, which was the film location at the end of The Da Vinci Code, from Dan Brown’s book. Walking up the hill to the chapel, I passed someone’s creative effort to make […]

Let’s Let Our Partners Off The Hook

I met my first husband when we were in our early 20s, and I thought he was a young god. But when we married, neither of us was prepared. His father had died when he was four, and his mother when he was twelve – […]

Leap Year Magic

I proposed to my husband on Leap Year Day. That’s when tradition says that girls can ask boys. And Ron said Yes. We didn’t take any action at first. Then seven months later, he proposed to me, and I said Yes. With two Yeses, you […]

We Teach People How To Treat Us

One of my friends is regularly triggered by his wife. There’s one thing in particular that she does, which he habitually takes personally and then responds by acting as he’s been offended. She talks over him while he’s talking, especially in conversations with their friends. […]

33 Fast Facts About Love

In every interaction, we’re all asking the same question: “Will you show me what real love is?” Whether we’re creating a special dinner or starting an argument, we’re looking for an opportunity to share love. If we don’t love ourselves first, no one else will […]

Why “Romance Phase” Doesn’t Last

Romance phase is, by nature, temporary. And it often ends painfully. Like yanking a band-aid off – skin, scab and all. My husband and I had a fabulous romance phase. I was helping to renovate a building and spending a lot of time in the […]

Finding Love Is An Inside Job

My husband and I are in our 25th year together. Soon after we met, when we were just becoming acquainted as friends, I felt nauseas one day. Ron’s a doctor and he wanted to help, so he offered to gently stick his finger down my throat […]

5 Things That Real Love Isn’t

My husband’s an international boardroom coach and interacts with people from all kinds of backgrounds and nationalities. And he says there’s a common denominator. There comes a moment when he realizes, “This is not what it’s really about.” And then he can hear the question […]

48 Hours That Will Transform Your Relationship

One of my friends keeps talking about leaving his wife. The two of them are great together when they’re good. But they stink when they’re bad because each of them makes it all about the other. In a recent article on the five stages of […]