Kyle Benson https://kylebenson.net Intentionally Intimate Relationships Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:14:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 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 Can I Spice Up the Romance in My Relationship? With Briana MacWilliam https://kylebenson.net/spice-up-romance/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:14:12 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=7636

In our last video, Briana and I discussed the question: “How do I communicate my needs in a relationship?

Today, we address a special question in honor of Valentine’s Day: “How can I spice up the romance in my relationship?”

Lasting romance is about acknowledgement and authenticity, and knowing how to cherish your partner. … Continue reading Here

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How Do I Express My Needs in a Relationship? With Briana MacWilliam https://kylebenson.net/express-needs-relationship/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:34:17 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=7557

Over the next few weeks, Briana Macwilliams an Attachment Therapist and I will be sharing a 4-part video series about adult attachment, love and relationships, based on frequently asked questions we regularly receive.

One question we get is: “How do I express my needs in a relationship?”

Such a simple, yet complicated question, isn’t it?… Continue reading Here

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Is There Space For Both Personalities In Your Relationship? https://kylebenson.net/personalities-relationships/ Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:09:34 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=7413 Personalities

Committed relationships are fundamentally difficult because they require the collision of two separate individuals with different life experiences, values, and personalities to love each other. For this very reason, 69% of relationship problems are unsolvable.

How depressing is that?

Surprisingly you don’t have to transform your partner’s personality to have a great relationship.… Continue reading Here

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The Top 10 Relationship Books I Read in 2018 https://kylebenson.net/the-top-10-relationship-books/ Wed, 23 Jan 2019 21:18:25 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=7083 Relationship Books

Books offer a path to who we can become and to the type of relationship we can create.

For this reason, I am addicted to books on how to have better relationships and become a better person overall. As the new year starts, I want to share my top ten favorite books I read in 2018 and some books I am looking forward to reading in 2019.… Continue reading Here

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How We Used The Aftermath of a Fight to Repair Our Relationship https://kylebenson.net/conflict-aftermath/ Wed, 09 Jan 2019 23:41:48 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=6930 Conflict

My partner and I got into a huge fight about our cat’s litter box.

I know this sounds ridiculous, but hear me out.

We both said things we didn’t mean. She told me I didn’t care about our cat and that my work mattered more to me than the well-being of Miss Rexy.… Continue reading Here

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New Year’s Resolutions: A New Opportunity for Intimacy (20+ Questions to Ask Your Lover) https://kylebenson.net/new-year-resolutions/ Wed, 09 Jan 2019 01:49:38 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=6949 New Year

“Part of what makes life meaningful are the goals we strive to achieve.” – Dr.John Gottman, 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work

With a new year upon us, many of us, myself included, start 2019 with new goals.

Your goals may be overcoming your attachment insecurity and getting out of debt.… Continue reading Here

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Reduce the Holiday Stress: Become an Expert on You and Your Partner’s Stress Cycle https://kylebenson.net/stress-cycle/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:09:00 +0000 https://kylebenson.net/?p=6910 Stress

The holidays make me feel two ways: merry and stressed out.

As my partner sits across from me, we both glance around the near-empty sushi restaurant attempting to hide our annoyance with each other. We have just ordered our food to go and are waiting.… Continue reading Here

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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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