Couple Name

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I think it’s funny how celebrity couples have couple names. You know the funny combination of each partner’s name? I thought it would be fun to share a nickname based on something you love Continue reading “Couple Name”

Love, Desire & Connection

I found this talk very interesting. The speaker, Esther Perel touches on some very interesting points about desire in a relationship. She mentions that any place that romanticism touches, there’s a crisis of desire. I had to watch this a few times because there are so many things to reflect on, I couldn’t take it all in at once. The question I present to you from this video is

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What Makes you a Great Partner?

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Just like each mug is a separate and complete heart, that’s how we should build partnerships; as separate yet complete individuals.

 

Today I’m curious to know what makes you a great partner. A lot of times, I think society deems a relationship is good in terms of what the other person does for you. It’s no secret that I believe it takes two complete people to come together to form a strong partnership. Continue reading “What Makes you a Great Partner?”

Quality Time

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I think an important element to preserve in a relationship is quality time alone. Life gets busy between work, hectic schedules, kids, and finding time to relax. But, having that regular time you can be alone and bond with your partner is vital to maintaining a healthy relationship. For me, the key to this is quality. Continue reading “Quality Time”

Sweetheart Saturday|One, Not Only

I’m not very fond of the term “other half” and even less so of “better half”. One implies that we need the other person to complete us and the other that we aren’t good enough. Maybe it’s taking the terms too literally but it’s a widely accepted notion in society that by entering a relationship we’re being completed. From music to movies and in everyday conversation, we’re viewing a relationship as two halves making a whole.

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9 Lessons I’ve Learned in 9 Years of Marriage

Today marks my 9th year wedding anniversary! I’ll be the first to say that marriage is tough. It’s not like the romcoms that make it seem like this whimsical story of two people that meet and fit together perfectly. Even though it can be a challenge at times, it’s also pretty amazing. I’m so grateful for my partner in life and the relationship we’ve built. I thought I’d share 9 lessons I’ve learned in 9 years of marriage: Continue reading “9 Lessons I’ve Learned in 9 Years of Marriage”

Worse Than Divorce

This video popped up on my Facebook feed this week and it reminded me of a recent conversation I had with my mom. My husband and I have been together for nearly 10 years. While I’m very fortunate to be with a wonderful person who is kind, loving, and my best friend, I’d be lying if I said it was easy. Relationships are hard work. It takes both partners giving their all, cultivating happiness, and choosing to love above all. Most days are sweet as pie but we have some that aren’t.  Continue reading “Worse Than Divorce”

Self-love & Relationship

I was talking with my husband recently and I realized that there’s been a shift in the dynamic of our relationship over the years. Changes are to be expected because neither of us is the same person from 10 years ago. We’ve matured and grown over that time. One of the things I discovered is how the love I have for myself impacts our relationship. In the beginning, I didn’t love myself very much. I didn’t expect anything from myself or others and my standards were almost non-existent.

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Growing Pains | Are You Outgrowing Your Partner or Growing Into Yourself?

Relationships have always fascinated me. No two look alike, the dynamics are so different, and what works for one is catastrophic for another. I find long-term relationships especially fascinating because when you have time invested into it, you’re no longer with the same person. Sure they go by the same name and may or may not change much physically. But as time goes on, we all grow, mature, and things about us change.

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What Are You Grateful For About Your Partner?

Today I wanted to do a gratitude post related to relationships. This week I’m especially grateful that my husband knows how to give me that nudge when I need it most. It’s a slippery slope but over the years he’s learned how to approach it. Continue reading “What Are You Grateful For About Your Partner?”