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Is Premarital Counseling Really Necessary? An Expert Weighs In

Is Premarital Counseling Really Necessary? An Expert Weighs In

Getting engaged can be one of the happiest times of your life. You are about to embark on an exciting journey filled with adventure, love, and quality time with your friends and family. While wedding planning can get the most of some couples, one thing that often flies under the radar is premarital counseling. We often think that counseling is something that you do when things don’t work out, but this type of therapy is actually beneficial before you tie the knot. Because the last thing you want to do is to say “I do…. I think?” Here’s what you need to know and what experts say…

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The Two Year Test Is Real – Here’s What You Need To Know

The Two Year Test Is Real – Here’s What You Need To Know

No matter what your relationship status is, we’ve all watched one too many rom-coms that promise a slightly winding but relatively clear path to love. While I am self-diagnosed as the exception to every rule, I do know that things are generally not as simple as the movies and every path to love has it’s challenges. Across the board, people are getting married later in life and have established themselves as individuals before becoming a family. There are so many advantages to this, but also some inadvertent challenges.One question that everyone in a serious relationship asks at some point or another will be “how long before I know if this is forever?” The storybook answer is, of course…

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What To Know Before Traveling With Your Beau

What To Know Before Traveling With Your Beau

I remember when I was younger and I watched this couple sitting near the window seats on a flight to Europe. I I was only 8 and my mom and I had a stopover on our way to Pakistan. The couple was mesmerizing. They laughed and giggled, slept on each other’s shoulder’s and even watched a movie together. I remember thinking that one day I was going to be able to travel with my soulmate and we would be borderline sappy. Fast forward more than 20 years and I feel so blessed to be able to travel with my husband often. I’d be lying if I said it was only fun & games. Traveling can cause stress and tension in relationships if you aren’t mindful of certain things. Here are the things you should focus on before you plan your next trip with your beau…

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This Could Solve Your Snuggle Problems Forever

This Could Solve Your Snuggle Problems Forever

Some women love beards. I am *not* one of those women, at least not on my man. While a little scruff is sexy, the stubble quickly turns to sting anytime you want to lean in for some snuggle time. As a woman who hates beard burn and married to a man who hates to shave, we needed a compromise—and we found one…

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How To Spice Up Your Love Life This Season

How To Spice Up Your Love Life This Season

When you think winter, your mind doesn’t immediately correlate that to feeling steamy (or does it?!) It’s cold outside, you are wearing more layers, you want to brave the less so ordering in and watching a Harry Potter marathon in your flannel pajamas seems like the least objectionable option for date night. I get it, because what I just described was my last Friday night. But winter doesn’t have to bury your love life with icicles, here are 6 ways to find the heat this winter…

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The Truth About Alone Time & Privacy in Marriage

The Truth About Alone Time & Privacy in Marriage

When you’re married, you are literally living with your best friend, but like every scorn roommate knows, things don’t always end well. Sure it’s fun to binge Suits on Hulu and jam out to J.Balvin…

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How To Get Better At Fighting With Your Partner

How To Get Better At Fighting With Your Partner

Wow! I can’t believe this is the 10th post of our series. It’s been such a fun ride and I want to personally take time out to thank you guys for reading and contributing to our fun experiment. Girltalk is one of my favorite things to write about on the blog and getting to collaborate with some of my best girls and bring great content to you is what I live for…

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The Ugly Truth About Splitting Family Time During The Holidays

The Ugly Truth About Splitting Family Time During The Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, we’re all gearing up to spend time with loved ones and that means holiday travel. While the season is often busy and exciting, it can sometimes create a unique…

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7 Surefire Ways To Boost Intimacy In Your Relationship

7 Surefire Ways To Boost Intimacy In Your Relationship

If you’ve been in a long-term relationship it’s common for couples to retreat into a pattern of distance and disconnection. Wanna know what goes first? Intimacy. The reason is simple, as time goes on, life responsibilities take priority. You are more concerned about your career, your kids and yourself to worry about someone who pledged their life to be by yourself. And while it’s true that your partner may not be going anywhere,  you can be a much better wife, husband, parent or general human being when you are in a happy home where you feel connected and supported.  For that, you need intimacy.

I know what you are thinking and no… it’s more than that. True intimacy is the sense of fully knowing another person loving them as they truly are. It’s a deep honesty that requires you to be your most vulnerable self and connect with your partner both in and out of bed. Intimacy is a way to deepen your bond with your partner, and emotional intimacy can be the key to that. Here are 7 ways to boost intimacy in your relationship…

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One Trick That Will Revolutionize Your Marriage

One Trick That Will Revolutionize Your Marriage

In a time where your days are plagued with computer time and your nights are split between your television and phone, it seems impossible to have even a few minutes of uninterrupted time. We are…

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