Category: Relationships

Taking a look at the facts of domestic violence/intimate partner violence

The world has now seen intimate partner violence splashed all over their television screens. Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his fiancée unconscious in an elevator outfitted with a camera. Most people reacted with outrage to what they saw. But I have heard some say, “Well, she hit him first. She deserved it.” Others are …[Read More]

How a quick summertime getaway can boost your relationship

A weekend getaway can boost a couple’s intimacy both emotionally and sexually. Even couples who have low intimacy in their day-to-day lives can rekindle the spark when they are out of their routines. These are the very couples who bicker, connect mostly as “business partners,” seem to pass each other like ships in the night. …[Read More]

Give the personal touch for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day almost upon us, we are reminded that is a holiday for reconnecting with our mothers and, in effect, allowing us to also reunite with our entire family. It is a day we stop and thank our mother for all she has shared with us throughout our life, the gifts–both physical and emotional–she …[Read More]

What the ads don’t tell you about holiday gifts

Gift buying season is in full swing. If you pay careful attention to ads and TV commercials, you’ll notice how little focus is on the product itself. Instead you are drawn to images of people and their warm interactions with one another–all designed to appeal to your emotions.
Whether the advertiser is selling fruitcake or diamonds, …[Read More]