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The 2nd Rule to Successful Communication

  Pay close attention to the signs you send without saying a word. During a conversation, it’s very common for either partner to fold their arms and say, “Go on, tell me what’s bothering you,” but they’re actually saying, “I’d rather be anywhere else than to have this conversation;” all this can be said without […]

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The 1st Rule to Successful Communication

  Make an effort to listen and understand each other. You’ll never be able to communicate intelligently without first understanding what the other person wants to say. This is harder than it looks. Not everyone expresses themselves clearly, and sometimes our negative feelings give a different connotation to our words. Stop. Listen. Do not interrupt […]

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Love and fashion

  I COME from a place and a time where people used things until they were completely worn out. Everything was expensive, rare and acquired with difficulty. Because of that, things were well taken care of and much valued. Nowadays, people use them only while that FASHION TREND lasts, which is a small fraction of […]

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What to do when your partner disagrees with you? [1]

You want a new car, but your husband thinks the old clunker you have is just great; he’d rather save the money to start that “business” that has been talked about for years but has never happened. You want your mother to live with you, but your wife says she’d rather have pepper spray in […]

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NEVER base your life on a popular saying

  “A mother’s love is the only true love.” IS THAT REALLY TRUE? Then, try saying this to children who’ve been abandoned and are now living on the streets, to daughters who have been sold into prostitution, or to children who suffer abuse with their mothers’ consent. No, I don’t mean to pick on mothers […]

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Jealousy: whose problem is it?

  TITITI – Are you jealous of each other? How do you deal with it? Renato – We have a bit of healthy jealousy [laughing]… I think that zero jealousy is not good. At the beginning, she was more jealous due to her insecurities, but she overcame that when I changed some of my behavior. […]

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The greatest revelation in 25 years

  TITITI – What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your 25 years together? Cristiane – There are many… but what I said concerning using intelligence was the top one! Learning that I had to ignore how I felt and use my head instead was a revelation. I overcame insecurity, jealousy, and the need for […]

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Why we hardly ever fight

  TITITI* – On your show, you help couples, you do everything for them to get along, but honestly speaking: how about you? You’ve been together for so long, don’t you ever have a fight? Cristiane – Hardly ever, but that’s only because we’ve learned to deal with our differences. When one is stressed out, the […]

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The ‘love at first sight’ myth

  A recent study from The University of Chicago confirms what The Love School has been teaching for quite a while: There is no such thing as love at first sight. Sorry, romantic ones, but it’s difficult to rebut Science. Specialists concluded that what may happen at first sight is mere sexual attraction, a desire stimulated by […]

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Interview to Agora Magazine (São Paulo, Brazil)

  The questions Agora Magazine asked us about relationships involved: principles that should be followed, the motives of crisis and how to avoid one, modern threats and how to compromise with balance. Helpful content and tips for those who want to resolve or avoid relationship issues. Based on your experience as a couple, is it […]