The Unnecessary Add-ons

A lot of the communication problems we experience as a couple comes from “not what we say, but what we don’t say.”    When we fail to be honest and direct about our feelings because we don’t want to disturb the relationship, we create a much more insidious relationship problem. Often we suppress or repress unspoken

2023-03-21T02:24:04+00:00By |

The Communication Dance in Relationships

You’ve probably heard this before. Being in close relationships and being married, is like dancing.  Couples who have healthy relationships become partners, cooperating in rhythmic or sometimes awkward movements.  You figure out how to fulfill your needs and how to move across the landscape of your busy, intertwined lives.  You take turns, sometimes one is

2023-08-18T00:10:11+00:00By |


By Visakha Dasi If, in our marriage, we focus on what we need and negate the needs of our partner, the relationship can’t last. If we give up who we are to please our partner, we may suffocate and become frustrated, resentful and depressed. One who is self-controlled doesn’t need to lord it over another,

2023-03-21T02:24:23+00:00By |

For Better or Worse

  Mature practitioners in the Hare Krishna tradition choose to accept vows of purity. Individuals or couples solemnly vow to avoid intoxicants, illicit sex, meat-eating and gambling, and to chant 16 rounds of the maha-mantra daily. To preserve these holy vows that are taken before the Deity, before the fire and before the Vaishnavas are

2023-03-21T02:24:36+00:00By |

The Yoga of Marriage

My Gurudev explained this is the solution for any problem in marriage- these two words, 'forget it'. Because whatever the problems that you have based on circumstances, based on two different egos, because the ego is such a thing that when two egos are living so close to each other there sometimes has to be

2023-01-02T23:03:20+00:00By |

Have a Weekly Family Meeting

Some things, if done consistently, will promote healthy, spiritual interactions amongst family members. One is having a weekly family meeting. At this meeting, you will hear from all family members, children and adults, about what’s going well and what’s not, choose your weekly family activity (Krsna or other uplifting, educational movies or games, physical activity

2023-08-18T00:12:36+00:00By |

Strong Marriages Have These 6 Vital Ingredients

Good communication starts with open and respectful listening. This doesn’t mean we have to agree with what we hear, but that we listen with a mood to understand and validate. We listen with both intellect (for the content) and with heart (for the feelings). This receptive attitude builds a loving and trusting relationship. Respect should

2023-08-18T00:14:18+00:00By |