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How Your Phone is Destroying Your Relationship: Understanding Phubbing and Other Digital Pitfalls

  Photo by fauxels Smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives, but they can also create challenges in relationships. From constant distraction to a phenomenon known as "phubbing," this blog post explores how your phone may be harming your relationship and provides actionable steps to reclaim intimacy and connection. 1. Constant Distraction Constant notifications, social media scrolling, and other distractions take attention away from your partner, leading to feelings of neglect or resentment. 2. Phubbing: A Silent Relationship Killer Phubbing refers to the act of snubbing someone in favor of your phone. Whether during a meal or a heartfelt conversation, phubbing sends a clear message that the phone is more important than the person in front of you. It erodes trust, intimacy, and connection over time. 3. Impaired Communication Texting and messaging apps can lead to misunderstandings, as they lack the nuance and non-verbal cues of face-to-face com

Don't stop flirting with each other

Don't stop flirting with each other Ferocious Flirting: Making Marriage Wonderful  is published by the Cleverly Group and is available for order on Amazon.  This book takes a positive approach to marriage as a lifelong relationship should be fun. The book has been grouped into sections to make the ideas really stand out.  Sections include: Continue Courting Gifts and Surprises Date Ideas Valentines and other Holidays Family In addition, each section has an illustration by Val Chadwick Bagley. Ferocious Flirting makes a great wedding present that can be enjoyed throughout the couple's marriage.  It makes a nice surprise for a couple with an Amazon Gift registry.


Individuality , a photo by Batikart ... handicapped ... sorry for no comments on Flickr. Weeding makes me philosophical.  Maybe it is that so many parables are have their root in working the land.  Maybe it is the undistracted quiet or maybe there is just something deeper about getting my hands dirty.  I have a flower bed that has a lot of grass in it that I have to keep pulling out.  Early in the spring I can attack the grass with gusto.  As the flowers grow in I have to be more careful and take more time in order to pull the grass without harming the flower plants.  If I fail to weed at first, the rest of the summer becomes much harder. Weeding is like removing those little problems that happen during a marriage.  First, if you take care of them early on before they can really get a root, they are much easier to address.  Second, leaving them to grow often leads to more problems that are harder to extract. What are the weeds in a marriage?  The might be the little disagreem

Being supportive

In an article Be a Supportive Spouse there is a list of ways to show support for your spouse including: Respect your spouse's personal decisions. Don't be threatened by your spouse's accomplishments. Tell people, especially your partner, how proud you are of his/her talents and skills.  There are a lot of other ideas on being supportive of each other.  Having someone to celebrate with is just as important as having a shoulder to cry on.  

All Pro Dad: 5 Amazingly Easy Romantic Ideas

If you are not familiar with All Pro Dad you will want to take a look.  It is a very supportive site for fathers and husbands.  They have a daily play of the day email.  Today's was 5 easy romantic ideas: Slip a little love note into her wallet.  Put a $5 Starbucks gift card on the front seat of her car. Plan an evening for watching your wedding video. While you are both out, have a friend deliver a gourmet dinner to your home.   Put a Post-It Note on the mirror with 3 things you love about her. One of the things that will make your sweetie feel loved is evidence that you are thinking of them even when you are not together.  Leaving little things to find (tips 1, 2, 5) , planning a surprise (tip 4) and planning an evening doing what they want to do (tip 3) will all go along way to keeping the romance alive What are some simple things you have done for your sweetie?

How to preserve a husband

granny's preserves Originally uploaded by thyladyinred . As we were going through my grandmother's things after her passing, my wife came across a wonderful old composition book. It apparently belonged to my grandmother's grandmother and has just a few short pages. One of the pages is dated 1919. Another has a short treatise entitled "How to preserve a husband" which I share with you today. Be careful in your selection, do not choose too young When once selected, give your entire thought for domestic use Some insist in keeping them in a pickle, others are constantly in hot water. This may make them sour, hard and sometimes bitter Even poor varieties may be made sweet, tender and good garnishing them with patience well sweetened with love and and seasoned with kisses Wrap them in a mantle of charity Keep warm with a fire of domestic devotion And serve with peaches and cream Thus prepared, they will keep you for years.