This week we’re continuing our exploration of what to do when you and your partner find yourselves on opposite sides of the types of issues that can be extremely divisive. We’re not talking about the “you didn’t take out the trash again” scenarios. Or the “can I just get settled before you talk my ear off?” situations.read more
In part one of this series, we established that even in harmonious relationships, you might find that you and your partner are on opposite sides of the types of issues that divide countries (apparently). You might have come together on passion over commonality. Or you may have evolved differently over time. However you got here, here you are. So how do you navigate the issues without letting them erode the bond between you? Part one covers the importance of disagreeing respectfully. Let’s continue with part two of our exploration.read more
What happens when the person with whom you intensely disagree sleeps in your bed every night? The passion can be intensified when it’s your partner who holds opposite views from your own. I’m talking about the types of issues that divide countries. How do you engage in discussion about those issues without letting it divide your household? Read on to discover five tips for what to do when it feels like you’re sleeping with the enemy.read more
The longer you’re together, the harder it can be to remember to pay attention, to show the interest, love and care you did when you were in the courting phase. So what do you do about that? How do you continue to show each other you care? Stay tuned, and I’ll share six completely free strategies to help you keep the magic alive in your relationship.read more
While it’s not reasonable to expect that you’ll maintain the same level of curiosity and excitement present at the start of a new relationship, you are also not doomed to the cliché lackluster sex life that is too frequently characteristic of the long-term committed experience.read more
Learning how to connect when you’re troubled, hurt or angry can help defuse negative feelings and lead to greater openness in your relationship. In fact, resolving differences productively without creating distance or impacting your physical relationship can increase feelings of closeness and intimacy and make you that much stronger together.read more
Single parents can have mixed feelings about dating. If you’re ready to start dating again, these tips can help you navigate the datng scene successfully.read more
Learn how to compromise in a way that turns your relationship from one of frustration into a source of comfort and happiness.read more
Do you dream of the day you'll meet your ideal partner? You know the one who says the right things and does the right things and makes you feel special and most important. The one who get it and just get you. You know, that one! Save Save Save I got...read more
Are you overwhelmed by dating apps? Do the typical pick-up spots - the bar scene, the club scene, the co-ed gym - make your skin crawl? Do you wonder how anyone ever meets anyone anymore? Often when I start working with a new client, part of what they’re...read more
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I'm Tanya Finks - Dating and Relationship Coach | Gallup-certified Strengths Coach | Sex Educator | Passionate advocate for dating intentionally, building collaborative romantic partnerships, and fostering fulfilling physical intimacy. I also love my partner (madly!), international travel, and anything superhero.