How an Introvert Handles Conflict

Conflict is inevitable even in healthy relationships. Embracing conflict in marriage is not always easy, especially for an introvert like me. I hate confrontation and I would always prefer to say nothing than to converse about disagreements or hurt feelings. Naturally, I am more of a thinker than a talker. However, as I have gotten older, I have realized that I cannot always operate this … Continue reading How an Introvert Handles Conflict

Looking for a Trust Exercise? Try Rock Climbing

Our activity of the past month was rock climbing. My husband and I bought a Groupon for unlimited visits for a month and we went as many times as we could go. Rock climbing is a partner sport and is a perfect trust exercise for couples. It is possible to do it alone – solo climbing – but that’s for the dare devils. One of … Continue reading Looking for a Trust Exercise? Try Rock Climbing

Kickboxing Strengthens Bodies & Relationships

My husband and I have been attending kickboxing classes with Ilovekickboxing for the past few months and we love it. Honestly, it is a strenuous workout – even hubby has to sit down a couple times during class – but it’s a fun workout and your body will thank you. My mom doesn’t really understand us kickboxing. She asked why we are kicking boxes when … Continue reading Kickboxing Strengthens Bodies & Relationships

How I Realized that Constructive Criticism Isn’t Bad

The other day my husband and I were discussing some issues in our communication and he stated that it seemed like I can’t be corrected. He found himself wary of pointing things out or giving me constructive criticism because I would get defensive or upset. I know I can be stubborn at times, but I thought his perspective was interesting. My response: It’s because I’m … Continue reading How I Realized that Constructive Criticism Isn’t Bad