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Let’s Discuss – My spouse is a gamer & that’s a problem!

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It’s always nice to hear from my readers. So, I decided to take the top research findings of 2012 to start a discussion.

Let’s get started with research finding #1. According to a Brigham Young University study, couples reported lower marital satisfaction when one spouse’s gaming interfered with bedtime routines. Seventy-five percent of gamers’ spouses wished their partners would put more effort into their marriages; however, when both spouses gamed, a majority reported greater satisfaction in their relationships.

So ar you, or your spouse a gamer?  How does it affect your marriage? Have you wanted to join your spouse in gaming, but he/she hasn’t taught you how to play?

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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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10 Reasons not to miss the next Relationship Cruise!

This past weekend was the first Power of We Relationship Cruise hosted by Keith Dent and Strive 2 Succeed Coaching Services. We left Bayonne, NJ on a 7-day journey to the island of Bermuda. To say the trip was awesome and empowering was an understatement.  I really can’t give just one reason why you don’t want to miss the next cruise, so I will give you ten.

#10 – The  opportunity to participate in fun activities that helps you understand your spouse’s personality in a much clearer way.

#9 – An opportunity to hang out with like-minded couples that value their marriage.

#8 – You get to take your spouse on a romantic dinner every night. 

#7 – Talk to your spouse about how to empower your marriage in a relaxed atmosphere.

#6 – The  opportunity to try something new with your spouse. (WE WENT SCUBA DIVING. AWESOME!)

#5 – You actually have time to write a real love letter to your spouse.

#4 – Learned new and improved ways to communicate with your spouse.

#3 – Have fun. Playing games. (We  played Ping-Pong.)

#2 – If you have kids, this cruise gives you the opportunity to just be a husband or a wife and not just parents, as quoted by Tyrone  Brooks, participant on the cruise.

#1 – It’s self-explanatory, if you don’t know, you need to call me.

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THE NEXT ONE….Details will follow very soon.

 

Coach Keith

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Are you a trust violator? It’s time for repair!

 

 

After reading my last blog on trust, you might have realized that your relationship is suffering in this area.

How would you know that:

  • There is no feeling of risk as a partner! No risk, No trust.
  • You don’t accept and cultivate your partner’s vulnerability!
  • You don’t take your partner’s investment seriously!

If your relationship has been operating under these conditions, DON’T GIVE UP! It’s easy to throw all that you have worked for away. Trust can be renewed with these 6 repairs.

  • If you get a sense that you have violated your partner’s trust, bring it out in the open. Acknowledgement is the first step to healing. If you remain silent you will further erode any possibility of a strong relationship. If you need support, or you need someone to help you create a plan contact a counselor or a relationship coach.
  • Trust the violation and the repair very seriously. Building trust will take work. You will have to do more work and go a little overboard to gain her trust back.
  • If you partner has violated your trust, don’t let them off the hook. If your trust was violated, let them know it. You self-esteem is just as vital to a strong relationship. If you never get to the point of comfort-ability, you will never feel restored in your marriage.
  • Don’t become a martyr;it’s not about you, it’s about your partner. When the truth comes out that you have violated his/her trust, don’t even utter, “I’m such a horrible person, why did you even marry me? I knew I would mess up.” These phrases will turn your partner’s anger meter up a hundredfold because you are looking for forgiveness when it’s not warranted.
  • Make the changes and commit to them. Come up with a mutual plan that will help repair the trust and commit to it. Remember, some of the things your partner wants you to do may seem ridiculous to you, but it’s not about you. For instance:
    • Making sure you can be reached by cell and text. Let your partner know where you are going and who you are with.
    • Giving control and access to your finances including your paycheck.
    • Discussing any major decisions you need to make before you make them.
    • Getting help for an addiction.
  • Rebuilding trust has no timetable. It will take time to rebuild, but it can only be done if the partner that is violated can truly forgive and begin to take the risk again.

STRIVERS, continue to work to build and maintain a strong relationship. Our family and friends need it.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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She Said/He Said – You never know where a chance meeting will take you!

After just winning a hair-styling competition, Daleesa Weary just wanted to enjoy a nice dinner and maybe some drinks with her fellow stylists in the business.  They had other ideas. They wanted to hit the clubs to really celebrate. Reluctantly, she decided to go. Little did she know, a simple introduction from a drunken friend would lead to   17 years of a wonderful marriage to Cedric Weary. In this edition of She Said/He Said, Daleesa shares her story on how Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2012 in She Said/He Said

 

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The Ultimate Love Song (Round #2)

There were some stunning upsets in the Women’s Division. 4 lower seeds were able to move on in the second round with #16 “At Last” by Etta James knocking off the #1 seed. #3 “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion was able to eek out a win at the last minute. I am sure Titanic #2 played a part in helping that song win.

Well here is Round #2 which includes both the Men’s and Women’s Division. Remember for each poll, you must pick a winner from the top two songs, and a winner from the bottom two songs from each group.

Please share this blog with you fellow Strivers. It’s been fun monitoring the results, but we need more participants to make it even better.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2012 in The Ultimate Love Song

 

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The Ultimate Love Song – Men’s Division Results

In the Men’s Division there were some close races, but in a tournament, it’s not were you are ranked that matters, but being able to survive and advance. With that said..Here are the results from the Men’s Division.

#1 Ribbon in the Sky was really no competition.

#15 Lenny Williams – “Cause I love you”, beat out the heavy favorite Billy Joel…that was a surprise.

#3 Forever, For Always, For Love defeated Van Morrison…it was very close.

#4 Spend my Life with You by Eric Benet won convincingly.

#5 I write a song for you by Earth Wind & Fire.

#11 Climax Blues Band – “I love you” won with a late surge.

#7 Donny Hathaway and #9 Robin Thicke ‘s  “Lost Without You” round out the final 8.

Don’t forget to vote in the women’s division. I am sure those competitions will come down to the wire.

Coach Keith

 
 

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Men’s Division

Welcome to Day One of the Ultimate Love Song Competition! We have some solid choices coming from the Men’s Division and some interesting matchups. If you haven’t heard the song before, I would appreciate if you Google it and listen, you might be surprised. Please vote for the song that is competing against the other. Also share this with your friends. Let’s make this bigger than American Idol…LOL

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2012 in The Ultimate Love Song, Uncategorized

 

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