Active Relationships Blog

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RAGE: How to respond safely

Incidences of rage are becoming more common. Before responding to rage, consider: How vulnerable is your current position? And are you in danger?
January 16, 2022
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Dating After Loss of a Spouse (Dating a Widower): What to Know

There is one circumstance I’ve found where available literature is sparse: how to date someone who has lost a spouse. Here are points to consider when dating a widower.
December 7, 2021
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After an Argument: The Value of Patience

Doing what we feel like doing may feel powerful in the moment but rarely serves our long-term goals. Using your brain rather than your feelings to determine your behaviors pays off – big time.
December 15, 2021
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How to Prepare for an Empty Nest

We hope once kids leave the nest we will have time to take care of our needs. The fact is that we need to be nurturing our relationship and preparing for that well before the house is empty.
September 29, 2021
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Being Single: The Stigma

Our 2021 updates to ARC’s Active Choices curriculum has me thinking about being single, and the stigma that often exists around it. We updated Active Choices with the latest research and I found myself pondering the fact that lots of people get married for the wrong reasons. One of those reasons is that people think they ought to be married.
September 27, 2021