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Little things will make a huge impact on your relationship.

September 9, 2021

Kyle Benson at the Gottman Institute talks about how to invest six hours a week to a Better Relationship and the little things that will make a huge impact on your relationship. Six hours may […]

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How to Prevent Stonewalling in Your Relationship

September 9, 2021

Have you ever been in an argument with your partner that keeps getting more and more intense? Everything said seems like the same thing over and over again. And then, the argument escalates to the […]

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5 Beneficial Ways to Deal with Conflict in a Relationship

September 9, 2021

Do you ever feel like your partner misunderstands you? Do you feel unheard in your relationship? You might think about how incredible it felt at the beginning of your relationship. Didn’t it start because you […]

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9 Ways to Ignite the Passion in Your Relationships

July 26, 2021

After you’ve been in a relationship for a while, you’re likely to encounter a time when the passion may die down, or you forget to put the time in to keep it ignited. Everyone falls […]

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Understand Ways to Avoid Unhealthy Intimate Relationships

July 23, 2021

Love – to love and be loved – is one of the greatest joys of the human life experience. Unfortunately, it can also go very wrong. You could end up abused, neglected, and miserable – […]

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During Conflict many couples make these three common mistakes

July 13, 2021

Andrew Marshall talks about the three common mistakes Couples make during conflict in this article over at the Gottman Institute blog. He talks about how if you want to stop arguing all the time, avoid […]

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Why Establishing Sexual Compatibility Isn’t A One-Time Thing

May 5, 2021

Many couples have sex early on in their relationships as they just want to know if they are sexually compatible. But, according to Dr Justin Lehmiller that is the wrong way of thinking about this. […]

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5 Signs Your Relationship has Healthy Emotional Intimacy

April 10, 2021

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team Family counsellor Suzanne Degges-White PhD believes that a successful relationship is made healthy by doing more than simply “showing up.” Degges-White also ascribes to the beliefs of Aristotle, who […]

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Conversational Boundaries: Are you Stonewalling?

December 2, 2020

Are you causing conflict in your relationship by not being emotionally available for serious conversations? Being aware that you may be stonewalling when it comes time to have a conversation allows you to actively participate […]

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The Science of Sexual Fantasies – Tell Me What You Want!

December 2, 2020

Have you ever wondered about sexual fantasies and what are the most common fantasies? Have you wondered what they mean about you consciously and subconsciously? What about how you can talk with your partner about […]

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Importance of Intimacy and Space

September 30, 2020

You’ve probably heard of intimacy in the context of sex and romance. For example, people sometimes use the term “being intimate” to mean sexual activity. But intimacy isn’t another word for sex. It’s possible to […]

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Healing From Past Relationship Trauma

September 11, 2020

A lot of us desire to share our lives with someone special and that’s a normal feeling. Moreover, being in a healthy relationship can benefit our emotional and physical health. For instance, Dr. John Gottman […]

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Conquer Relationship Struggles

September 11, 2020

Oftentimes, our minds are influenced by unrealistic views about relationships. This can be problematic when presented with challenges. Some in this situation will tend to withdraw from relationships. All couples are different, even incompatible at […]

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Identify Relationship Red Flags

September 10, 2020

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team Is there a moment in which it dawned on you that something was seriously wrong between you and another person? Any new relationship is full of challenges. You’re getting […]

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Cultivate A Love Ethic

September 1, 2020

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team There are different views about love, many of us are not sure what we mean when we talk of love or how to express love. For that reason, sometimes […]

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Reduce Stress in Your Relationship and Boost Your Bond

September 1, 2020

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team There are so many reasons why relationships stress us out and lead us to thinking about ending the relationship. Without the right guidance, a person may tend to redo […]

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Dating the Emotionally Unavailable; the Surprising Truth.

August 21, 2020

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team If you’re dating someone who is emotionally unavailable, you’ll probably end up feeling neglected and dissatisfied. Maybe they disappear for days at a time or fail to return your […]

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4 Ways To Bring Passion Back Into A Relationship.

July 17, 2020

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team Lockdowns worldwide have caused job loss and general uncertainty about life. This is also greatly impacting our relationships. More than ever, this is a relevant time to discuss how […]

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What people think about Relationship Betrayals.

July 14, 2020

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team Raquel often talks about Sabotaging Romantic Relationships and how this affects all involved. This article by Dr Dylan Selterman titled ‘What Did I Do Wrong? Understanding Relationship Betrayal’ is […]

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Lockdown Stress: 3 Stories That Will Change The Way You Approach Your Relationship

June 16, 2020

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team In these crazy times, we start looking at ourselves and our relationships with totally different eyes. We see the good and the bad more intensified, and we want to […]

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Wondering how to make Relationships Rock? Read this!

June 15, 2020

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team As a recovering Romantic Self-Saboteur, Raquel understands how wonderful it is to break the cycle and have a loving, caring and positive relationship. She has been married since 2012 […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Intimate Life During Lockdown and Social Distancing

June 8, 2020

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team With Australia moving slowly out of lockdown and other parts of the world still in lockdown, I thought this podcast from Dr Justin Lehmiller is something powerful to listen […]

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15 Inspiring Quotes to Strengthen Your Relationship

April 12, 2020

By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team Having deep and meaningful relationships makes life worth living. So, today I wanted to give you some inspiring relationship quotes. I hope they bring a smile to your face […]

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The Raquel Peel Editorial Team is composed of writers who contribute to this site’s overall message. It is our mission to help and inspire individuals to pursue and maintain healthy and loving relationships.