Hello Happy Campers! We are taking a mid-season break from the Superhero Soap Opera. If this is the first time you have ever stumbled upon my little bit of Internet Real Estate - you can see the first episode right here: http://happycouplesblueprint.com/the-superhero-soap-opera-episode-1-bruce-comes-clean-to-selina/ Now, on to today's topic: Stereotypes!! Do you find yourself unconsciously subscribing to […] Read More

Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest. When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart.

Being vulnerable with our partners, coming forward with our flaws, our weaknesses and our fears, can be one of the hardest things to do in a relationship, and for good reason. We are essentially exposing ourselves in a way that we don't do very often, and with a lot of perceived risk. That said, being […] Read More

Quote: To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength

We all have things in our pasts that we would rather forget. We're beautifully flawed human beings and part of growing and learning means stumbling and falling. All of that said - how do you respond when you are constantly reminded of something you would much rather forget? And what happens when those reminders come […] Read More

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved - George MacDonald

Do traditional gender roles effect your relationship? We live in an increasingly diverse and every changing world. Obviously there's room for improvement, but we have to acknowledge that more than ever before we have freedom to pursue whatever career or lifestyle calls to us. Gender roles are no longer dictated - this is an awesomely […] Read More

Quote: How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ― Maya Angelou

Hello and welcome to the latest episode of the Monday Quickie Superhero Soap Opera edition! You can catch the first episode here, and last week's episode here. Everyone carries a little bit (or a lot!) of past relationship baggage. We can't change the past. We can learn from the past, we can dwell on it, […] Read More

Quote: The past is never where you think you left it - Katherine Anne Porter

Episode 2 of The Superhero Soap Opera (SSO) is a firecracker, bringing you more CCC (Classic Couple Conflict)! If you missed episode 1 make sure you go back and watch it here. Today, it's all about (cue dramatic suspense music...dun dun dun): the in-laws! They get a bad rap - particularly in the early stages […] Read More

Superhero Soap Opera Episode 2 Clark & Diana

Hello and welcome to the first episode of the Superhero Soap Opera! There is very solid research showing that watching and discussing movies with your significant other can drastically reduce your likelihood of divorce. Inspired by this research and the logic behind it (being that, the discussion and analysis of relationship conflict with your partner […] Read More

Superhero Soap Opera Episode 1

Happy 2015! Hope you’re having a good year so far, and are ready to create or continue to create your most enjoyable, easy and passionate relationship yet. Today I’m on my soapbox about two very cool things: A powerful transformational tool for your relationship; and The powerful new format the Monday Quickie will be trialling […] Read More

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.

Last week we acknowledged that we all want to be heard and validated. This week I'm sharing a video by Nikki Elledge Brown: How to be a better listener.

What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing.

Oprah speaks: it's a truth universally acknowledged that we all want to be heard and validated. Today's Monday Quickie is about that fundamental human need we all have.

Oprah Quote: “I’ve talked to nearly 30,000 people on this show, and all 30,000 had one thing in common: They all wanted validation… I would tell you that every single person you will ever meet shares that common desire.They want to know: ‘Do you see me? Do you hear me? Does what I say mean anything to you?’