Building a Mature Relationship

Ryan Ginn Relationships

How to grow up together.  As someone who has been in a partnership for sixteen years and married for nearly ten, I know the struggles of a long term relationship. When you’re with someone for a long time, you begin to realize that the same things that brought you together won’t necessarily keep you together. This is why it’s important …

Addressing Commitment Phobia

Ryan Ginn Relationships

Commitment phobia is very common, with the primary contributing fear being the fear of failure. For many people, this fear stems from previous relationships in which there may have been a lot of mistreatment and conflict. In my experience with couples, this fear of commitment or of an unknown future tends to creep in around the 6 month to 1 …

What Are You & Your Partner Not Talking About?

Ryan Ginn Relationships

The conversation you’re avoiding, is the doorway to the intimacy you want.  There are certain conversations we’re all afraid of having in our intimate relationships. Things like sex, financial inequality, one person not taking care of their health, differences in the desire for children, tend to be uncomfortable because there’s a lot at stake. You both have different perceptions around …

Why Chronically Saying Yes to Your Partner Might be Ruining Your Intimacy

Ryan Ginn Relationships

Possessing the capacity to recognize and understand what your partner wants, and then to selflessly give it to them is a sign of a healthy relationship. However, for some couples, one person in the relationship can unconsciously take on the role as the pleaser. When one partner orients so externally towards pleasing the other that they lose track of their …

How to Overcome Resentment in your Relationship

Ryan Ginn Relationships

And develop a mature relationship with pain so it doesn’t affect your relationships.  In life, we are always challenged. Pain and suffering at one point or another is unavoidable—including in our intimate partnerships. So how do we ensure we develop an effective, mature relationship with pain that doesn’t affect our relationships over the long run?  Resentment develops in relationships because …

3 Resolutions for Healthier Relationships in 2021

Ryan Ginn Relationships

As you approach this next year with the residue of 2020 on your hands, take some time to look at your priorities and determine where your focus has laid. The events of this past year have affected most of us in a large way, and many are still feeling continued effects of the year’s trials and tribulations. I find it …

2 Free Gifts to Deepen Intimacy in Your Relationship

Ryan Ginn Relationships

Gift-giving can be challenging in general, but in relationships it can feel especially difficult to come up with unique ideas when you know someone so well and have been with them for so long. For birthdays and holiday celebrations we tend towards gifting material objects, things our partners have expressed interest in or even put directly on a list to …

How Smart Couples Avoid Resentment

Ryan Ginn Relationships

For years and years, my wife and I made decisions about our lives on the fly. It sort of worked at the time, but when I look back now, it left us vulnerable to arguments because we were often not on the same page and this got very tiresome. Things only got more intense when we had a child — …