1/01/2015

11 New Year’s Resolutions for Couples

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11 new year's resolutions for couples

Ah, another year comes to a close and another year prepares for its entrance. As we wrap up 2014, we look forward to 2015 as a new year. Truly, a new year is full of possibilities, dreams, and goals. As January approaches, mark off the calendar days brightly with a positive outlook. Year after year, we often make grand and ambitious proclamations of goals to accomplish that are often faded and forgotten by February. This year, make a fresh start whose end doesn’t happen by the ides of January. With your partner, keep these maintainable relationship New Year’s Resolutions by supporting each other through March, June, September, and beyond.

1. A love jar for 2015

Every day, jot down a reason why you love each other and slip it into your love jar. Depending on how amorous, romantic, or full of free time you are that day, you can fold a sticky note in half or spray a nice piece of stationary with cologne and drop it in. It can be a simple sentence or a lengthy love letter – just write down something about them that you love, makes you happy, or you appreciate. “I love that you picked up groceries today without me reminding you.” “Your hair looked really pretty today and it felt so soft when I ran my fingers through it.” “You are such a good father and I loved the way you let our son ride you and call you Thomas the Train Engine.”

You can pack them into a big vase or even use a cute, labeled Mason jar for every month. Next December, you’ll be able to pour out a year’s worth of love for each other and remember all the good times and special moments of love that you shared this year.
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12/24/2014

10 Holiday Songs to Listen to With Your Sweetie

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10 holiday songs to listen to with your sweetie

The holidays are upon us and the season is filled with Christmas songs. Everywhere we go, we hear jingling bells and bright singing coming from speakers in shop aisles and car radios. Take some time to slow down and appreciate these Christmas classics. Cozy up by the fire with your sweetheart and listen to these holiday songs to set a warm mood.

1. “You’re All I Want for Christmas” by Brook Benton

I want my arms around you for Christmas
I need no presents under the tree
You’re all I want, my darling
And that will be the world to me
I want to share your kisses for Christmas
The rest is only tinsel and show
You’re all I want, my darling
At candle glow and mistletoe
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12/18/2014

11 Creative Holiday Activities for Couples

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11 creative holiday activities for couples

1. Hot chocolate experimentation

If you’re a chocolate lover, you’ve likely been unsatisfied by store-bought hot chocolate mixes. Finding them watery and lacking the deep chocolatiness that we crave, you’ve probably been guilty of mixing two or even three times the laughable suggested “serving size.” For a fun and truly indulgent date night at home, lay waste to your kitchen with pots of melting chocolate, open bottles of spirits, and obscene amounts of whipped cream. Kick the sad packets of cocoa mix to the curb and gather up your chocolates, truffles, peppermint candies, and liquor. Melt down those truffles from Trader Joe’s that everybody loves and mix it with a splash of vanilla extract and a generous pour of Bailey’s. Stir up a pot of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, some outrageously large scoops of Nutella, and some squares of Ghirardelli dark chocolate. There’s no bonding like the kind of bonding that comes with a night of asking for diabetes and death by chocolate.

2. Super snow fortress fight

That’s right. If you’re lucky enough to be in area that has flakes of crystalline ice coming down from the sky, it’s time to have yourself a good old-fashioned snowball fight. I’m not talking about the light-hearted, frou-frou handfuls of powder that lovers jokingly toss on each other’s peacoats during a romantic stroll outside. We’re talking about the snowball fights of yore that meant serious business, like determining who would get the last sugar cookie back at home. Construct proper fortresses as part of your snow warfare. See who can destroy the other person’s wall of defense first. Upgrade your game by borrowing the kids’ NERF guns and shooting each other through cracks in your snow walls. Get pumped and play hard. Return home with rosy cheeks and feel good about burning some of those holiday calories.
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12/16/2014

A 10-Second Starbucks Trick Guaranteed To Make Your Date Blush.

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Is there a Starbucks in your neighborhood?  I’m guess the answer is YES.   So you have no excuse not to do this 10 second trick that Olga brilliantly showcases in the video above.  Here’s the deal: Starbucks’ cups for hot drinks all have the following warning message: “Careful, the beverage you’re about to enjoy is extremely hot.” All you need to do is either bring a Sharpie with you to Starbucks or borrow one from the barista, and when your date steps away for a moment, take the Sharpie and cross out some of the language so that the warning simply reads: “Be careful. You’re extremely hot.” Then show your date the new and improved warning and enjoy the huge smile that follows (watch the video above to see how Olga pulls it off!).

starbucks trick

 

As you can see, this literally took seconds for Olga to do, but had me beaming for the rest of the day (and had me bragging to all my friends about Olga’s simple, yet thoughtful gesture). Next time you go to Starbucks, give this a try and let us know what you think in the comment section below.  For other fun tips and trick  like this, sign up for our free video series at the bottom of this post!

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12/11/2014

12 Great Ways to Rekindle Your Relationship

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12 great ways to rekindle your relationship

1. Take a trip down memory lane

Some of the best conversations can happen while sitting in ridiculously slow-moving traffic, a situation that normally leaves us simmering in frustration. When you have time to talk where you’re not distracted by anything else, take a mental tour together through the History of You Two. What did you think of each other before the first date? Who liked who first and how nervous were you when you finally asked them out? And geez, who can forget about the time on the second date where she was still determined to be ladylike and didn’t go to the bathroom for four hours because she didn’t want to be gone for an embarrassingly long time.

2. Tell each other your favorite things about one another

Is it the way she snuggles against your chest when she’s still asleep? Is it the way he plants kisses on your forehead when you wait in lines together? Maybe it’s how she blows her bangs to the side when she’s concentrating. Maybe it’s how he automatically puts another blanket on top of you when he knows you’re cold (since you’re always cold). We always feel the warm fuzzies when our partners do something that just makes us smile – so tell them! Let them know that what they’re doing makes you happy. They’ll feel appreciated, maybe even surprised, and happy with themselves when they do it again.
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