Does your partner struggle to receive a compliment? Do you struggle with accepting them? Do you dismiss compliments? When you allow yourself to take a compliment in and integrate it into your being, you participate in intimacy. A personal share… For the last couple of years, I’ve been part [...]
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Wouldn’t it be great if you and your partner just got along all the time? Great fantasy! The reality? Conflict will show up even in the least expected moments. Rather than wishing conflict away, focus on doing conflict well. Successful couples are those who move through conflict maturely because conflict is inevitable. Conflict will [...]
Your sex life doesn’t sit in a vacuum. In a long-term relationship, good sex is dependent on many things. If there is any part of you that thinks sex should “just happen” - organically, naturally, fluidly, spontaneously, at will - well, you will be sadly disappointed. I wish it [...]
Are you living in a sexless marriage? Perhaps you’re one of those couples that from the outside everything looks picture-perfect, but you carry a secret that no one knows about. You and your partner don’t touch each other, you don’t get intimate with each other, and you don’t have [...]
When you think of being attractive, what do you think of? Do you think of your body? Or, do you go within? If you're wondering how to feel beautiful and confident, stay with me. We often get caught up in the outward appearance of beauty. We’re bombarded with images through [...]
Have you ever wanted to learn more about something or get help in an area of your life, but the topic felt taboo? Perhaps even the title of this blog, How to Overcome Sexual Inhibition made you hesitate to open it. What would your coworkers think if they saw [...]
We’ve all experienced conflict in relationships. Something is said or done. Someone is disrespected. Feelings are hurt. Good intentions are forgotten, and good sense goes out the window. You find yourself doing things you know are hurtful and saying things you know you don’t mean. Sound familiar? Destructive conflict [...]
My partner had an affair. I’m devastated. I’m overwhelmed. I don’t know if I can move past the betrayal. I don’t think I can forgive the infidelity. But I’m still in love with my partner. What do I do? Recovering from an affair is some of the hardest work for [...]
Have you ever thought – “My partner isn’t attracted to me anymore! She/he never acts excited to see me. Why can’t it be like it was in the beginning?” over and over again? Take a breath. It’s not uncommon to wonder “What went wrong?” in your long-term relationship. Let’s give [...]
Does your relationship make you want to yawn? Do your days blend together? I call it Life Management 101. You and your partner repeat the same things day-in and day-out. There’s a sense of stability in it, right? You know what to expect, even if that means the bar isn’t [...]