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  • Welcome to our Relationships page. From how to improve your marital relationship, ways to get along with your in laws, and tips on forming strong bonds with your children to positive self talk and communicating more effectively, this section has it all. Check out our most popular posts here, or scroll down for the latest on strengthening your relationships.

Earth Day: How to Strengthen Your Relationship With the Earth

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It's almost Earth Day! Relationships are an important part of our lives. Having a relationship with the earth is also very important. If we want the earth to be around for a long time, we need to nourish and take care of it each and every day. How do…

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Pets: 7 Ways Dogs Enhance Family Relationships

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Those of you who know me understand that I'm afraid of animals. The fear I have for dogs, cats, horses, and other animals is illogical, difficult to understand, and downright ridiculous. But, aren't most fears? When I married Troy Pattee 15 years ago, he only had one requirement:…

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Valentine’s Day: 5 Inexpensive Date Night Ideas

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Whether you have kids or not, adding creativity and spontaneity to your love life on a budget can be difficult...but there's hope! With five children, my husband and I often did nothing more than run out for a quick meal and then return home. We found ourselves running out of…

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Sending the Right Message: The Color of a Rose

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We are approaching a time of love, chocolate, and roses. Though Valentine’s Day rotates around the red rose, everyone should know the meanings behind the color of a rose all year. What if you receive purple roses from your Valentine? What if you need something other than red to…

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Stay at Home Date Night Ideas

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Growing up, my parents went out on a date night every Friday night. When I got married, I assumed my husband and I would follow suit. But, while we have definitely tried to make going out for date night a weekly occurrence, it hasn't always been possible. Coming up…

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Mommy Dating: 4 Ways to Get to Know the Moms of Your Children’s Friends

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Relationships—Now that school is back in session, hopefully you and your child are over the first day jitters. I know for our house, they can last for a couple of months. There are many things that involve going back to school; new teachers, new classmates, new schedules, and making…

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