10 Ways to Say I Love You

It can be tough to find ways to say I love you. Often, the best way is also the easiest way! Learn more at the Couch Co-Op Relationship Blog!

This may come as a shock to some of you, but relationships are hard.  When two people spend any significant amount of time together, friction will happen.  And just like any other situation where friction can occur, the best way to prevent damage is by lubrication.  Oil for engines, water…

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Contentment: Loving What You Have

How can games teach us about finding contentment in relationships? This article from Couch Co-Op is about finding the answer that very question!

When I was a child, we had a Super Nintendo, a Sega Genesis, and a Game Boy.  While my brothers and I weren’t exactly starved for game options, what we had was what we had.  And I loved all of them.  I played them all to the point where I…

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Instruction Manuals: Self-Help Book Reviews!

Sometimes we need a little bit of help with our game, and that is why they make instruction manuals! Self-help book reviews from the Couch Co-Op Relationship Blog! Step up your game!

Announcing the next big thing for the Couch Co-Op Relationship Blog!  Welcome to Instruction Manuals: Self-help book reviews! Instruction Manuals In my work, I spend a lot of time reading and recommending books to help people work on themselves and their relationships. Now I would like to pass those recommendations…

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The Subtle Song of Conflict

Conflict can spark deep intimacy if it is done well. Don't fear your differences in perspective!

Conflict: every relationship experiences it.  It’s what happens when two people can’t come to an agreement about an issue.  It’s not something that many couples look forward to, but it provides the most potent opportunity to grow our relationships. Anyone who has read this blog knows that I am a…

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Empathy: Listening to Understand

Empathy is a powerful relationship skill. Knowing where your partner is coming from can make all the difference in the world!

A strong relationship requires more than just two people liking each other.  It needs to fed a steady diet of understanding and respect; in short, it needs empathy.  So what exactly is empathy?  It is the ability to understand and share another person’s feelings, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.…

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Couchless Co-Op: Dealing with Long Distance

Making long distance relationships work is a challenge. But it is absolutely doable, if you do it together!

My girlfriend is out of town for a few days, which has me thinking about all of the relationships out there that do not have the luxury of being in the same zip code at any given time. In the US, there are an estimated 14 million long distance relationships,…

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Vulnerability: Love’s Hidden Mechanic

Your armor isn't as thick as you might thing. But vulnerability is a good thing.

Anyone who knows me well will know that one of my favorite games right now is Destiny. I’m super hyped for the beta tomorrow, so I thought it would be a good time to talk about something that I see at play in the game and in real life: how…

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Gratitude: The One Thing Your Partner Needs

Gratitude: The Co-Op player's secret weapon!

There are thousands of things competing for our attention these days.  Personally, I’ve been almost single-minded in my pursuit of completing the Age of Triumph in Destiny before Destiny 2 comes out (Which I’m pleased to say that I did just this week!)  In all the hustle and bustle of…

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Technology and Relationships: A Battle For The Ages

Are technology and relationships at odds with each other? Only if you allow them to be. Read more at Joeymowery.com!

It’s almost cliche at this point to say that technology and relationships don’t always mix well, but it bears repeating.  As with most things, there is a fine line between using technology and being used by it. That phone in your pocket has the power to keep you and your…

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