Relationally . . . on Purpose

JoEllen helps men connect with themselves and their identities through compassionate listening and acceptance. She provides them with tools to help them move ever closer to their intimate partners while helping them acknowledge and process their pain of previous disconnection.

JoEllen also helps couples rediscover, reimagine, and redefine their connection to each other through compassionate understanding and healing. She also loves to help newly engaged or newly together couples create healthy relationship foundations by engaging them in PREPARE/ENRICH conversations.

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Relationships

10 Ways to Add Heat to Your Relationship

It takes effort to make and keep a relationship lively and sexy! We get stuck in unhelpful ruts and patterns. We misunderstand or misinterpret our partner’s words or actions and neglect to check on our beliefs. We become annoyed over and over about the same

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Relationships

How to Speak a Secret Language with Your Lover

You may be familiar with the secret languages of twins. It’s fascinating! And so revealing about how humans connect and communicate. I’ve been thinking lately about the secret languages of relationships, especially those between intimate partners. My brain traveled to this topic because I’ve been

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Relationships

A Chance of Poor Visibility

It happened today. That first measurable snowfall of the season. Well, it was a little measurable, on the low end of measurable, a hearty dusting. If you live in a location where the snow falls, you know what kinds of things this precipitation can bring.

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Relationships

What Do You Need from Me Right Now?

Have you ever had the opportunity to ask your partner, “What do you need from me right now?” I have no doubt that there absolutely has been opportunity. If you’re human and you’re in a relationship with another human, then, yup, there’s been opportunity to

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