Don’t Be Misunderstood in Love!


“Te amo.” “Je t’aime.” “Ich liebe dich.” For someone who doesn’t speak these languages, these phrases are just sounds without meaning. But if you know Spanish, French, or German, you know they all express the same sentiment: “I love you.” Just as different nations speak different languages, different people speak different love languages—some ways of showing love will be more powerful for one person than for another. When two people in a relationship speak different [...] Read more »

Prepping Yourself for “Those” Awkward Holiday Conversations

Grandma and Granddaughter

Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. The holidays are intended to be a time for food, family, and family get-togethers. But let’s be honest–holiday celebrations rarely go down like a picture perfect Norman Rockwell painting. For many of us, our holiday family gatherings could be the inspiration for National Lampoon’s Holiday Vacation or be the focus for a week of Jerry Springer shows. You’ve heard the saying, “distance makes the heart grow fonder.”  [...] Read more »

The ABCs of Meeting Your Match


Dating in the 21st Century can seem overly complicated.  There are “dating experts,” “online matchmakers,” and “relationship coaches” who give all kinds of advice on finding love. They share secrets to writing the perfect online profile, wardrobe tips for speed dating socials, and conversation topics to discuss and avoid on first dates.  All this advice is just to land a first date! Once the first date is set, there’s more advice for that. If a [...] Read more »

It Is Never Too Early to Build a Strong Foundation of Great Communication

Nathan James King OE Winner Picture

Nathan James King reached a turning point in his life. After embracing religion he was able to put his addiction behind him and focus on his education and relationships. Nathan is a bartender where he met his girlfriend, Erica, an exercise instructor at the Clovis Community Senior Center. They are both continuing their education at CSU Fresno. They had been dating for several months when they decided to take steps to strengthen their communication. They [...] Read more »

Daily, Monthly & Yearly Ways to Keep Your Relationship Alive

Date Night

In a Sonoma Valley Sun article, “The ecology of marriage,” Dr. Jeffrey Low has several recommendations to “keep (your) relationship loving and healthy.” He gives some daily, monthly and yearly things you can do to keep your relationship alive. His suggestions: Daily – It takes just fifteen minutes a day to maintain the connection between two people. This is not just some random number, but the result of scientific studies demonstrating that if two people [...] Read more »

5 Tips to Heat Up Your Relationship This Summer


She Knows Love just released 5 Tips to Heat Up Your Relationship This Summer. Check out their great advice! SUMMERTIME ROMANCE FIXES by Melissa Orlov Has your relationship hit a lull? Although it might sound odd, summer is the perfect time to rekindle intimacy and connection. The season’s lazy days, warmer temperatures and overall relaxed feel provide ample opportunities to strengthen your bond. Follow these tips to create a partnership that will last for many summers [...] Read more »