Love

Nook & Bloom’s “Love” page features advice on relationships and dating. 

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Save Your Marriage, Get Eloped

It’s September, folks.  You know what that means? Wedding season just ended. That meant ladies in white dresses or colorful lenghas and sarees.  It meant floral centerpieces, open bars and horse carriages.  Rehearsal dinners and post-wedding brunches.  A photo booth, photographers and cinematography (because videography is no longer acceptable). It meant an unspeakable number of […] Read more…

10 Ways to Improve Online Dating

I’m a big fan of online dating. It makes me happy when my girlfriends tell me they’ve signed up for one of the popular dating websites. It tells me they’re willing to step out of their comfort zones to take a risk. That’s guts. They don’t realize it, but by that simple act, they’ve strengthened who […] Read more…

The Power of Routine: 7 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship

Routine is boring. It’s the death knell for most relationships. Passion gets replaced with apathy and apathy turns us into walking corpses. What, too dramatic? But what if routine could actually strengthen our relationships? What if we could create habits that kept us close to our partners? Here are 7 things you can do every […] Read more…

How to Reconnect with Your Partner

Let’s be real here: ALL relationships have periods of disappointment and disconnection.  It’s completely normal. To reconnect, we have to recycle our own hurt into compassion. That means being aware that our own fear and anxiety is a signal that our partner is hurting equally.  Then to respond with compassion and love when we least […] Read more…

The Relationship Skill Set: What It Takes to Make It Work

No one is preparing us to build, maintain or grow long-term relationships but it actually requires a skill set.  The “why” behind that is outside the scope of this post but what I do want to share are 11 key elements that I believe are essential to helping relationships succeed: Hug Arguably the most important […] Read more…

Top 10 Bed & Breakfasts for a New York Elopement

Get ready to fall in love. This post is for the off-beat couple.  The pairs who love the idea of a New York wedding but don’t buy into the hype surrounding Manhattan.  The couples who don’t want to see tourists out the corner of their eye distracting them from a Central Park ceremony.  Upstate New […] Read more…