Category Archives for Happy Marriage

Kindness Grows Love- How Kind Are You_ – Ryan Couples Therapy

Kindness Grows Love: How Kind Are You?

Practice #1 of Improve your Marriage Without Therapy (in 5 Steps) Kindness is one of the most simple ways to strengthen your marriage and to grow in love; and yet I believe kindness is one of the most under-estimated aspects in creating a healthy marriage and strong bonds of intimacy. In my post How to Improve […]

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How to Improve your Marriage Without Therapy

Improve your Marriage Without Therapy (in 5 Steps)

This post covers the five things you can do at home today to improve your marriage, so you don’t have to come to couples therapy. Ever think about starting couples therapy to learn how to stop the negative, hurtful, and painful interactions in your marriage? But you don’t follow through with this due to fear […]

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Compassion–Our Greatest Gift in Marriage Ryan Couples Therapy

Compassion: Our Greatest Gift in Marriage

Practice #6 of 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage Compassion and empathy, is the 6th practice described in my ebook, Transform Your Relationship: Core Practices To Create A Healthy Marriage. Today, I want to focus on compassion. Without the practice and presence of compassion in an intimate relationship, it becomes even harder to navigate emotionally […]

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Balancing Connection and Separation in Your Marriage – Ryan Couples Therapy

Balancing Connection and Separation

Practice #5 of 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage My ebook, Transform Your Relationship: 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage, details essential practices you and your partner can work on to strengthen your connection and build a better relationship. The fifth practice I write about in the ebook is Connection and Separation. One of the […]

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Why an Open Heart is the Pathway to Our True Nature – Ryan Couples Therapy

Why an Open Heart is the Pathway to Our True Nature

Practice #3 of 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage My ebook, Transform Your Relationship: 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage, details essential practices you and your partner can work on to strengthen your connection and build a better relationship. The third practice I write about in the ebook is Managing Emotions. How do we […]

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Curiosity – How to Be the Best Marriage Partner _ Ryan Therapy

Curiosity: How to Be the Best Marriage Partner

Practice #2 of 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage Discover why curious people make the best marriage partners. My ebook, Transform Your Relationship: 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage, details essential practices you and your partner can work on to strengthen your connection and build a better relationship. The second practice I […]

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How to Move from Loneliness to True Intimacy (and Transform Your Relationship

How to Move from Loneliness to True Intimacy (and Transform Your Relationship)

Practice #1 of 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage In my ebook, Transform Your Relationship: 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage, I offer 6 core practices you can engage in with your partner to strengthen your connection and build intimacy. The first practice I discuss is Developing Self Awareness and Acceptance. Without […]

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How to Transform Your Relationship—6 Core Practices for a Healthy Marriage

How to Transform Your Relationship—6 Core Practices for a Healthy Marriage

What are the essential components of a healthy, vibrant marriage? Many times, the kind of relationship that couples dream of, can feel just out of reach. However, you can learn how to transform your marriage so that it is stronger and more satisfying. So often, we strive and strain but end up with little or […]

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Transformation, Truth, and Authenticity

Transformation, Truth, and Authenticity

Poet Adrienne Rich defined love this way: “An honorable human relationship – that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” – is a process… delicate… and often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.

 It is important to do […]

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Couple embracing – How to Create a Healthy, Vibrant Relationship Without Couples Therapy

How to Create a Healthy, Vibrant Relationship Without Couples Therapy

Don’t you wish there was a class to take in high school or college that taught you how to be a good partner in your intimate relationship? That your parents talked more openly and taught you more about what constitutes healthy, sexual relationships? And that your parents modeled how to effectively resolve conflict by how […]

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