How do you keep things new and fresh in a long term relationship? Most couples agree that to continue to experience romance they need to continue “dating” each other but over time, couples can easily develop routines that become ruts. Does this sound familiar? Partner #1: “What do you want to do?”Partner #2: “I don’t know, what do YOU … [Read more...] about How to Double Your Romance with One Way Dates
Compromise should be a last resort for resolving differences in a relationship and here’s why: When you “compromise” you are giving up some of what you want/need to meet in the middle somewhere with your partner. If you do this often enough you will find yourself sacrificing too much to make the relationship work and will resent your partner and … [Read more...] about Four Alternatives to Compromise for Resolving Conflict and Relationship Differences
We celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary during a pandemic and a lot has happened since our 10 year anniversary post, so here's an update. When the kids went off to college and we had an empty nest, we sold our house and have been living on our boat since 2017. More about that here. This photo is Darlene running RCI (Relationship Coaching … [Read more...] about Twelve Year Anniversary Update
This week is our tenth wedding anniversary, a significant milestone for us. Being the authors of Radical Marriage it seems a good idea to share where we are now and where we’re headed. In 2008 when we were married it was my third marriage and Darlene's second. Her kids were grown and out of the house and we became a blended family with two of my … [Read more...] about Radical Marriage Author’s Tenth Wedding Anniversary
How can you live your life to the fullest, with your partner, with the time you have left on this planet? Your Vision It all starts with your Vision. If you can’t see or envision it, you can’t accomplish it. What do you want out of your life? What do you need to make that happen? Your vision guides you in choice-making and helps you recognize … [Read more...] about Living the Radical Life Together
We honestly thought Radical Marriage might be a bit too "radical" for libraries, but not according to the Midwest Book Review - "Strongly recommended and rewarding reading for those who are contemplating getting married, for those already in a committed marriage, and for those whose marriage has failed and are seeking to understand why, Radical … [Read more...] about Radical Marriage at the Library?