Improve Your Relationship's Communal Strength

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Expressing gratitude can strengthen how much you care for your partner and desire to meet their needs. Click to start now! 

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Social Support

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Having social support in relationships is a major bonus! Learn what this support can do and how best to give it! 

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Texting and Face to Face Communication

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Ever wonder the dos and don'ts of texting in relationships? Here's a look at the breakdown for different levels of couple commitment.

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Do You Engage In Relationship Maintenance?

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Fan that flame! It's important to practice these top 5 relationship maintenance strategies for a happy, nourished relationship. 

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Envisioning Your Future

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Become a vision builder with your partner. Follow this brief activity to help you and your partner articulate a vision for the future. 

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Relationship Sacrifice

Natalie Pennington

Is it worth it to give in to your partner all the time? 

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Topics:
  • Commitment
    The role of commitment in romantic relationships and how to navigate it
    Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Decision Making in Relationships
    From every day moments to large relationship transitions: understanding and improving decision making in romantic relationships
    Media & Technology
    The influence of media and technology on romantic relationships
    Preventing Relationship Distress & Instability
    Factors that decrease risk and increase protective factors of romantic relationships
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
  • Ways to Love Freely Without Losing Yourself

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    Boundaries in relationships don't have to ruin the romance. They provide protection for our hearts and also free us up to love more fully. Check out these 5 steps for setting up healthy boundaries in relationships. 

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    Topics:
  • Commitment
    The role of commitment in romantic relationships and how to navigate it
    Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Decision Making in Relationships
    From every day moments to large relationship transitions: understanding and improving decision making in romantic relationships
    Maintaining Self in Relationships
    Balancing personal and relationship identity development
    Preventing Relationship Distress & Instability
    Factors that decrease risk and increase protective factors of romantic relationships
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
  • Writing to Heal: The Impact of Expressive Writing on Individual and Relational Well-Being

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    Grabbing that pen and paper could make a difference for you! Writing about yourself and your relationships has the power to help you understand more about your experiences and yourself as found in research. Check out this article at the Science of Relationships blog to learn more about how exactly to engage in this helpful practice as told by Dr. Jessica Moore. 

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    Topics:
  • Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Maintaining Self in Relationships
    Balancing personal and relationship identity development
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    Preventing Relationship Distress & Instability
    Factors that decrease risk and increase protective factors of romantic relationships
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
    Stress, Resilience, & Coping
    How to manage stress coming from outside or inside a romantic relationship
    Trauma
    The influence of past and current traumatic events on romantic relationships and vice-versa
  • The Behavior That is the #1 Predictor of Divorce. Do You Do This?

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    You might be guilty of this damaging behavior in your relationships. Although we can often see this used in a humorous fashion on our favortie shows, eye-rolling and heavy sarcasm can set your relationship up for trouble. Read more to learn just how much of an impact these behaviors have on a couple's future as discovered by one of our favorite researchers, John Gottman. 

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    Topics:
  • Breaking Up
    What we know about break ups. The process of leaving and recovering from the ending of a relationship
    Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
  • Are You Turning Towards Your Partner?

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    The act of "turning toward" your partner will do wonders for the success of your relationship. The more often this happens the more you will nurture a positive relationship experience. It might even save your relationship! Learn more about what this act is and how to check if you're practicing it or not. 

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    Topics:
  • Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
  • 5 Myths About Happy Relationships, Debunked

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    The Gottman's do it again! These relationship researchers (and experienced married couple) bust 5 myths people often hold of marriage. Instead of buying into these myths, read what Julie and John Gottman have to say about what does lead to better marriages. 

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    Topics:
  • Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    Preventing Relationship Distress & Instability
    Factors that decrease risk and increase protective factors of romantic relationships
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
  • Satisfied Partners Tend to Minimize Relationship Threats

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    Being satisfied in your own relationship can protect you from tempations outside of the relationship as they actually become less attractive to you. Keep reading and leave it to the researchers to explain this phenomenon! 

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    Topics:
  • Commitment
    The role of commitment in romantic relationships and how to navigate it
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Infidelity
    Processing and coping with infidelity
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
  • Can You Find Your Soulmate?

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    Media will certainly have you believing that your soulmate exists if you didn't think so already. Although compatibility is often set as a gold standard for relationships to thrive, researcher, Dr. Ted Hudson found in his study that unhappy couples and happy couples had no differences in their degree of compatibility. Read on to learn what actually made the difference.

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    Topics:
  • Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    Mate Selection
    The process of choosing a partner
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
    Values
    Recognizing and understanding how partners’ values (e.g., adventure, commitment, humor, etc.) influence expectations and behaviors in romantic relationships
  • What Research Tells Us About the Most Successful Relationships

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    This fun article is a must read for people in and out of relationships. Click to reveal 6 trending research findings that contribte to successful relationships. 

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    Topics:
  • Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Social Pressure & Support
    Understanding and managing the influence of friends and family on romantic relationships and vice-versa
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    Preventing Relationship Distress & Instability
    Factors that decrease risk and increase protective factors of romantic relationships
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
    Stress, Resilience, & Coping
    How to manage stress coming from outside or inside a romantic relationship