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Relationship Fundamentals

What is a Negative Anchor? (And how did kissing become yuck?)

Woman in singlet drying armpit with hairdryer

I threw out Jimmy T’s deodorant in the early days of our cohabitation. I waited til he went to work and quietly, stealthily, snuck out to the bin and hid it under some stinky rubbish. See, I have been telling him for a while that I didn’t like it. That it smelt yuk. He would…

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The Little Things [Wake Up!]

Image of Couple in Bed with Woman resting head on mans lap feeding him pizza. There is a guitar leaning against the wall.

For a long time the first thing I thought in the morning was “You’ve got to be kidding me…” I am NOT a morning person, and the soft light waking me from our Lumie is UNwelcome. I’d kick straight into “ugh, jobs”. And that meant that my beloved Jimmy T received a full serve of…

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Time Apart Will Bring You Together

Super quick tip today: Spend time apart. Many couples think that to deepen their connection, they need to spend more time together. I disagree. The key is to spend quality time together, and create a support framework that means you each get at least 4 consecutive hours every week to have time apart. That means…

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The Daily Download

How do you shift gears from work to home, *|FNAME|*? I wrote a great article recently about the importance of transition time , and I want to add a layer to that; The Daily Download. There is a really important place in the day when you come together with your partner to share the highlights,…

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The Little Things [Acts of Love]

Yeah so anyway: HOW GOOD IS THE THUMBNAIL? Oh how I lol’d at my weirdness. This month’s daily practice is a no brainer. Do nice things for your partner, and they will feel more loved. If you are new to this series you can check out other The Little Things practices here. Long term love, depth, passion,…

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