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This Is The LEAST Important Ingredient Of A Lasting Relationship

This Is The LEAST Important Ingredient Of A Lasting Relationship

You’ve heard the phrase your entire life. Maybe you agree, maybe you passionately dissent or maybe you just aren’t sure where you stand yet on the “opposites attract” theory. In the scope of a successful relationship, how important is this? Do you really need to be opposites – and what does that even mean? Tall & Short? Extrovert & Introvert? Wealthy & Eating-Ramen-Every night…

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How To Tackle Money In Your Relationship

How To Tackle Money In Your Relationship

If talking about money stresses you out, you’re not alone. Discussing money can be a huge taboo. Whether you’re talking to your boss about a raise or to your best friend about how much you owe her for dinner, talking about money can be very uncomfortable and that spills right over into your love life. In fact, money is often cited as one of the main causes of fights in marriages. A number of studies even show that money (or fights about money) are a leading cause of divorce. Ouch…

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9 Phrases That Have No Place In A Relationship

9 Phrases That Have No Place In A Relationship

You know that moment mid-fight, when you feel the smoke coming out of your ears and you are ready to just throw down? You love your partner, but in this particular moment – anything goes.…

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Why 50/50 In Relationships Isn’t Possible

Why 50/50 In Relationships Isn’t Possible

Disney & High School Musical have pretty much screwed us in terms of relationship expectations. I mean if you don’t meet your soulmate being forced to sing on a New Year’s Eve cruise with your family, where will you? In an age of split-second swiping decisions and terrible Tinder dates – you’d think that when you find a real relationship, the hard part is over. As your self-proclaimed fairy-god girlfriend it’s my job to give it to you straight. Relationships are hard and take effort to make them work. One of the biggest misconceptions is that 50/50 is the way to go and I’m here to tell you why that won’t work…

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3 Relationships Resolutions You Need To Make Right Now

3 Relationships Resolutions You Need To Make Right Now

Summer’s heating up and maybe that means your relationship is too. Whether you’ve been in a relationship for two weeks or two years, you are likely no stranger to the challenges of sustaining a meaningful partnership with another person. At a certain point in time (arguably around the two year mark) things start to change. Research says that the “honeymoon” period likely ends between 1.5 – 2.5 years into your relationship and conversations start steering away from their usual tone. When you start to notice this happen in your relationship it’s likely that you might…

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8 Ways To Tell If You Are In a Healthy Relationship

8 Ways To Tell If You Are In a Healthy Relationship

There is no secret that we all want to get our own happily ever after. We dream of the perfect wedding, the perfect proposal and the perfect partner. Someone to walk down the aisle with, go to sleep next to every night, and someone to share all of your hopes, dreams and fears. But in the quest for love, we may find ourselves at a crossroads of what we want our relationship to be and what it actually is. Every couple has their challenges so how do you know if your problems are…

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42 Questions to Bring Conversation Back to Date Night

42 Questions to Bring Conversation Back to Date Night

When you’ve been with your partner for a while, sometimes it can seem like you have nothing to talk about. Maybe you’ve been together for a few years, maybe you are married, or maybe you are high-school sweethearts who have been together for over 12 years (hello!) Unintentionally, your meal times can be degraded to sitting side by side and watching endless reruns of New Girl until one or both of you pick up your phones and start multitasking or working…

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​This One Simple Switch Will Make Your Relationship Stronger

​This One Simple Switch Will Make Your Relationship Stronger

When you get into a new relationship there is a period of time that you have to truly get to know each other. You’re still in your honeymoon phase and everything is rosey with unicorns and sunshine… until you have your first fight. What happens now? Was it a deal-breaker? Do you stop talking for a while? Not sleep till you figure it out? (BAD advice, FYI – sleep on it, always) But all of a sudden the tables have turned and you are in uncharted territory. How you deal with conflict will define your relationship whether this is a casual fling or something long-term…

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The Biggest Sacrifice I Made for my Marriage

The Biggest Sacrifice I Made for my Marriage

I was chatting last week with a few girls about love and relationships and I was asked: “What is the biggest sacrifice that I’ve made in my marriage?” I had spent the entire night chatting away, but on this one – I was stumped. “Sacrifice? What do you mean? I love being married. I chose my partner myself, he’s wonderful to me. What sacrifice could I have possibly made?” Three days later, it dawned on me. 

You have to understand that I married one of the sweetest, kindest, and selfless men there are in the world. He wants the best for me and almost always over what’s beneficial for him. He is the kind of man that every woman should marry, and he doesn’t ask for much from me. But this one thing was important to him. 

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