5 Date Night Ideas For The Nerdy Couple

Keeping love alive requires constant input from both of you. The best way to boost a lagging connection is by dating each other, so here are 5 ideas for your next nerdy date night!

Love is a wonderful thing, and it is essential to feed it a regular diet of fun and adventure in order for your relationship to stay connected.  Just like the internet, a lagging connection can cause immense frustration in relationships.  The best way to keep your connection stable?  Dating.  To…

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Healthy Conflict vs. Dirty Fighting

Conflict doesn't have to be a dirty word. If you and your partner focus on having healthy conflict, then you can make your fights work for you instead of against you!

I talk a lot on this blog about the difference between conflict and fighting, and I think that it’s high time I talked about the difference between the two.  I’ve mentioned that conflict is unavoidable in the past, but what is it that separates healthy conflict from dirty fighting? Healthy Conflict…

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Ready To Get Married? 5 Ways To Know

5 Ways to Know if You're Ready to Get Married. Getting engaged is not an easy decision, and there is no such thing as hard proof that you're ready. But here are 5 basic guidelines that can point you toward whether it's the right time for Player 2 to start playing!

Mawwaige. That bwessed awwangement. It can be a scary thing, especially if you’ve been burned before; but when it comes to commitment to your partner, it is one of the greatest expressions of dedication. It takes more than love, and it takes more than just finishing each others sandwiches. How…

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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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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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