Kyle Benson https://kylebenson.net Intentionally Intimate Relationships Sun, 25 Nov 2018 20:06:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/kylebenson.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/cropped-f2-1.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Kyle Benson https://kylebenson.net 32 32 68815557 How Family Shapes Who You Are and How You Love Your Partner https://kylebenson.net/family-shapes-you/ Wed, 26 Sep 2018 20:34:08 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=6882 FamilyWhen two people commit to a relationship with one another, we tend to view it as so:

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But the way they interact with each other is a result of who they’ve become because of their family, previous close relationships, and life experiences.… Continue reading Here

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9 Popular Relationship Beliefs That Can Be Destructive to Lasting Love https://kylebenson.net/relationship-beliefs/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:53:53 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=6859 Relationship Beliefs

Love is in the air, love is everywhere.

Turn on your TV or scroll through your social media accounts and you’ll see how much attention romantic relationships receive. You’ll see blog posts, YouTube videos, and podcasts illuminating the virtues and dramas of love.… Continue reading Here

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Nasty, Neutral, or Nice: What Box Does Your Relationship Live In? https://kylebenson.net/nasty-neutral-nice-relationship-2/ Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:29:40 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=6829 Neutral Relationship Conflict

In every interaction, every couple falls into one of three boxes: Nasty, Neutral, or Nice.

While many of us, including couples therapist, believe that a couple’s ability to be nice during conflict conversations determines the happiness of the relationship, Dr. Gottman’s research on thousands of couples highlights that happy couples often have far more neutral conversations that are emotionally dull.… Continue reading Here

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7 Ways to Transform Clingy Insecurity Into a Superpower for Healthier Relationships https://kylebenson.net/clingy-insecurity/ Sun, 01 Jul 2018 03:59:07 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=6692 Clingy Insecurity

All superheroes have weaknesses that can cripple them. Like Superman’s kryptonite, my clingy insecurity in my relationship five years ago brought me to my knees.

When I met Crystal, I fell head over heels instantly. She gave me just enough to show she was interested, but not enough to show that she was as invested as I was in our relationship.… Continue reading Here

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5 Ways Reoccurring Relationship Conflict Can Enhance Your Marriage https://kylebenson.net/reoccurring-relationship-conflict/ Sat, 09 Jun 2018 23:58:05 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=6673 Reoccurring Relationship Conflict

Lasting love is a lifelong road trip.

For Casey and Taylor it felt this way.

At the start of their journey, they found themselves head-over-heels in love. Spending time together felt natural and effortless. Their relationship was the equivalent of driving a exhilarating convertible along the California coast.… Continue reading Here

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Couples Who Play Together, Stay in Love Together https://kylebenson.net/play-together/ Tue, 22 May 2018 23:10:11 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=6643 I want you to meet Mr. Rubber Ducky, and Mrs. Fabulous Flamingo.

Play together

Play is the air that keeps their love inflated.

Without it, both partners would deflate emotionally and feel stuck in a flat relationship.

Dr. Gottman’s research highlights that 70% of a relationship’s satisfaction is determined by the couple’s friendship.… Continue reading Here

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An Intimate Conversation is Like Traveling the World https://kylebenson.net/intimate-conversation/ Fri, 11 May 2018 15:08:27 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=6565 intimate conversation

Every intimate conversation is an adventure into a person’s inner world – their needs, passions, hardships, and unique view of the world.

The problem is many of us, myself included, can be terrible travelers. We don’t listen well, don’t ask questions, and sometimes wander off on our own adventure in our head, abandoning our talking partners.… Continue reading Here

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A Happy Relationship is IMPOSSIBLE Without Trust and Commitment https://kylebenson.net/relationship-trust-commitment/ Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:20:32 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=6506 commitment

Love is like Legos. In each passing moment, we are either building a wall between ourselves and our lover or a bridge into each other’s hearts.

Each Lego is an interaction between romantic partners. The deciding factor of whether we open or protect our hearts is the quality of trust.… Continue reading Here

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7 Daily Rituals Intentional Couples Use to Cultivate Lasting Love https://kylebenson.net/daily-rituals-couples/ Sat, 24 Mar 2018 04:40:37 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=6465 ritual

Due to the daily pressures, distractions, and dynamics of modern life, a romantic couple doesn’t have to be dysfunctional to grow distant over time. Long working hours and the demands of raising children can push date night, sex, and romantic vacations to last place on the priority list.… Continue reading Here

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You Are Only As Insecure As The Relationship You’re In https://kylebenson.net/insecure-relationship-seminar/ Thu, 08 Mar 2018 23:28:22 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=6494 Insecure

When Maddie met Steve, she fell for him quickly. He was an independent and self-reliant business owner. The conversations were interesting and she admired his ambition. She was giddy when she was around him. She finally felt like she had found someone she wanted to be with after so many terrible first and second dates.… Continue reading Here

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