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5 Tips for Strengthening Your Relationship Past the Honeymoon Phase

black-african-american-couple-datingLove is in the air! Wedding season is upon us and Human Behavioral Specialist, Educator and Bestselling Author, DR. JOHN DEMARTINI, is without a doubt the leading authority on love, sex and relationships. As an educator, researcher and author on the topic, his powerful insight and expertise on human behavior makes him the most sought-after relationship expert in the industry.

Below is Dr. Demartini’s insight on “5 Tips for strengthening your relationship past the honeymoon phase.”

  • Communicate in Values

    Every individual has a unique set of values or priorities in life. These values determine how they perceive the world and what they believe is most important in life. This applies to your partner and to your children. If you are able to communicate in a person’s values and have them understand how your request will serve their values, you will find that they will be open and willing to do whatever you ask. This will alleviate tension and make the communication process much more fulfilling for you, your partner and your children.


  • Value Your Time

    Focus on high priority items and prioritize your tasks. You will find yourself more productive and therefore lessen the pressure you may be putting yourself under. Learn to love and appreciate yourself as you are and don’t buy into the idea that you need to be a super mum.


  • Allow Yourself to Ask for Help

    We all need a little help at times and there are always people, whether they are friends, family or paid help, willing to be there to fill in areas you are not able to do yourself. Be willing to ask for help and enjoy the benefits of delegating lower priority tasks and the things you may not enjoy doing to others who are more inspired to fulfill them.


  • Don’t Sacrifice your Dreams

    You may be a wife and you may be a mother, but outside of that you also have other goals, dreams and aspirations. Rather than buying into the idea of having to put these on hold, why not ask yourself how you can work on them all. This is not about being a super mum or having to prove you simply can. It is about recognizing there are other things you enjoy and love to do as an individual and doing what it takes to make time for these also.


  • Allow Yourself to Take a Break

    Make time for yourself. Whether it is a day or even just a few hours doing what you love to do. Giving more to yourself will mean you have more to give your husband and children.

Dr. John Demartini Bio

Dr John Demartini is a leading authority in human behavior and leadership development. He is an educator, researcher and author that’s developed a series of solutions applicable across all markets, sectors and age groups. His education curriculum ranges from corporate empowerment programs, financial empowerment strategies, self-development programs, relationship solutions and social transformation programs. His teachings start at the core of the issue, addressing the human factor and range out to a multitude of powerful tools that have proven the test of time. He has studied over 29,000 books across all the defined academic disciplines and has synthesized the wisdom of the ages which he shares on stage in over 60 countries. His presentations whether keynotes, seminars or workshops, leave clients with insights into their behavior and keys to their empowerment. He has shared the stage with Sir Richard Branson, Steven Covey, Deepak Chopra and Donald Trump and been interviewed by the world’s leading media such as Larry King Live, Wall Street Journal and O Magazine (Oprah). Please visit

About the Author

New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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