Your Sense of Connection Can Enhance Your Relationship

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Relationships | 0 comments

by D’Arcy Swanson, LPC Most people want their romantic relationship to feel close, warm, and connected.  At the heart of it, that is what brought you together in the first place.  The truth is that feeling of connection is fluid.  It ebbs and flows due to a thousand factors, many of which are just life.  Children acting up, taxes due, a big work project, or just being exhausted can easily sap our energy and attention.  And of course, some factors are about our relationship.  Perhaps we feel unappreciated or dismissed or unimportant.  These will almost certainly affect the connection we feel. One of the more useful tools I have found is to imagine that you have...

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The Meaning of Marriage

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Relationships | 0 comments

The Meaning of Marriage by Mary Meador, MD Last weekend I had the honor of officiating my niece’s wedding, something I had never done before. What a tremendous experience! In the ceremony, I spoke about the meaning of marriage which I would like to share here. Marriage is an opportunity; an opportunity to experience that love is more than just a feeling, love is a verb. Marriage is an opportunity to co-create the relationship of your dreams. Marriage is an opportunity to learn to live in loving kindness towards each other each and every day. Marriage is also an opportunity to learn to love oneself. It turns out that realizing the true love of another person requires a...

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