relationships

Posts on how to get more meaning with those that you love.

How to Be More Interesting

Do you know someone who is super interesting? Someone who always seems to have a cool experience or funny story to share. Someone who draws you into conversation so you’re totally engaged. You often leave interactions with this person thinking, “Man, they are cool.” Surely, you know someone like this. …

Why You Need to Plan Weekends with Your Partner

Today, I’m dishing out some free relationship advice. It’s short, simple, but oh so important. Plan weekends with your partner. No joke. I want you to set aside a few minutes on Thursday to plan out what’s on the agenda for the weekend. I’m convinced it’s a relationship saver.   …

Do You Worry About What Others Think? Read This!

First things, first. This post had an alternate title of “What James Corden, Adele, and Carpool Karaoke taught me about not giving a flip what others think about me.” My SEO guide told me the title was too long, so I went with the title you see instead. But please …

How to Comfort Someone: A Simple Formula to Try

Most of us desperately want to comfort our friends and family when they’re struggling, but we often don’t know what to say. A friend is going through a divorce, a family member is waiting on scary test results, your child feels excluded at school.  We want to help, we want …

The 10 Second Practice That Can Change The Way You Love

Today, I am thrilled to be sharing my first ever video on Dr. Allison Answers!  (Insert brief happy dance, as I was unsure whether or not I’d be able to figure out the whole video editing process.)  Geared towards couples and families, this video shares about a ten second, daily practice …

The Communication Strategy That Can Change Your Relationships

If you’ve been reading Dr. Allison over the last several months, you’re probably aware that I’m a big fan of emotions.  And relationships.  And difficult conversations.  Three things that don’t necessary get everybody pumped up, especially when we talk about them together.  Emotions, relationships, and difficult conversations.  They’re a tricky …