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#EmiTogether: Sara Mauskopf, Founder of Winnie on how self-care helps her relationship

Our interviewee today: We’re excited to have Sara Mauskopf, Founder & CEO of Winnie, a marketplace for daycare and preschool

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A Global Look at Valentine’s Day: Traditions from Around the World

In the United States, Valentine’s Day is all about chocolates and roses, or jewelry if you’re a big spender,

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#EmiTogether: Therese Clark, Founder of Lady Suite, on maintaining a romantic relationship when you also work together

Our interviewee today: We’re excited to have Therese Clark, Founder & CEO of Lady Suite, a modern femcare brand focused on

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#EmiTogether: Alexandra Fine, Co-founder of Dame Products on morning dance parties, and her favorite date activity

Our interviewee today: We’re excited to have Alexandra Fine, Co-founder & CEO of Dame Products, a credentialed sexologist, and a member

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#EmiTogether: Halle Tecco, Founder of Natalist on building an unbreakable partnership through overcoming challenges

Our interviewee today: We’re excited to have Halle Tecco, Founder & CEO of Natalist, a fertility startup that sells doctor-recommended

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#EmiTogether: Lynn Perkins, CEO of Urbansitter on carving out quality time with her partner

Our interviewee today: As our first guest interviewee, we’re very excited to have Lynn Perkins, co-founder and CEO of Urbansitter,

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Call It A Snow Day: 4 New Winter Activities To Try With Your Partner

There’s over a foot of snow on the ground here in Western Massachusetts and schools across the area have

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#EmiTogether: Aya Takeuchi, Founder of Emi on striking a healthy balance as a couple with different values and priorities

Introducing #EmiTogether: We’re excited to kick off our new Q&A series called Emi Together, where we interview people about

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4 Communication Resolutions for 2020

At Emi, we’re all about communication. We know that relationships are happier and healthier when couples are open with

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Mixing, Merging, Or Something Else? Creating Traditions In Interfaith Relationships

In December alone, there are countless religious holidays – Christmas and Hanukkah, but also Bodhi Day, Kwanzaa, and many

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Meet The Emi App

Hi Emi community, Thank you for being an early Emi user. When we started Emi in late 2018, it

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Why More Couples Are Gifting Experiences For The Holidays

Over the last few years, there’s been a dramatic shift away from giving traditional, material gifts to giving experiences

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Conversations With Our Couples: Communicating Across Cultures

This post is part of a series highlighting the unique experiences and insights of couples in our community. From

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Phones Away: Are Screens Dragging Down Your Relationship?

As a culture, we have a problem with our phones. In a study by Deloitte, researchers found that on

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More Than A Costume: What Your Couples Costume Reveals About Your Relationship

We get it — couples costumes are cute and trendy. Every women’s magazine and website has an article about

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The Sweat Effect: 3 Benefits Of Working Out With Your Partner

Working out is always more fun when we do it with others, a lesson I learned as a high

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Autumn Is For Lovers: 5 Perfect Fall Date Ideas

I live in New England and I got married in an idyllic corner of Massachusetts in early fall, so

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Don’t Let Stress Mess With Your Relationship — Find Your Calm With These 4 Tips

Stress is toxic to our relationships — and not just the stress caused by them. When we’re under too

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Go Green — Being A Plant Parent Is Good For Your Relationship

I’ll admit it: I don’t have any houseplants. It’s not that I don’t want them, but my wife and

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Go The Distance: What It Takes To Make Long Distance Relationships Work

Every relationship starts with a kind of leap of faith. There’s a lot of uncertainty, negotiation, and figuring out

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3 Of The Most Stressful Events In Relationships — And How To Survive Them

Stress is a major part of any long-term relationship, from that “meet the parents” moment to losing a job

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Keep The Peace And Stay Connected During Back To School

Depending on where you live, the back to school season is right around the corner, and it can be

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Interracial Couples Know The Pressures — And Pleasures — Of Difference

If you want to understand something about our culture today, YouTube is a good place to start, and while

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Fighting Is Normal — Especially About These 3 Topics

Let’s all say it now: couples argue. It’s normal. Certainly there are harmful, even abusive ways to fight, but

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Getting In “Touch” With Your Partner

At Emi, some of our favorite challenges focus on touch. Whether it’s a kiss or a hug, small moments

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Want Happy Kids? Tune In To Your Relationship

What’s the secret to happy kids? The simple answer is — it’s complicated. One thing we know for sure,

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Celebrate Pride With Emi

Happy Pride Month, friends! At Emi, we’re so happy that our community includes all kinds of couples, and 2019

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Have A Sweet Summer With These 5 Date Ideas

Those summer temperatures are creeping up, even here in New England, and I’ll be honest — it doesn’t exactly

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Family Time: 4 Activities For Father’s Day

If you spend a little time exploring internet cliches, then you know that Mother’s Day is all about that

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When your partner has lost a loved one, try what this marriage therapist says

Several years ago, my partner’s stepfather died after a long battle with emphysema. My partner and his stepfather weren’t

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Meet The Parents: 4 Tips For Navigating In-Law Relationships

There are a lot of terrible jokes about in-laws, about their burdensome visits and interfering ways — but are

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Intro To Emi: What We Do

If you’re considering signing up for Emi, you probably have a few questions. For example, what type of service

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Emi 202: You Know What We Do — Here’s Why It Matters

In Part 1 of this series, I offered some insights into just what you’re signing up for when you join

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All For Mom: Show Mom She Matters This Mother’s Day

At Emi, we emphasize the importance of showing gratitude year round, but there are some days that call for

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Love Is In The Air: 4 Spring Date Ideas

Spring is the perfect season for romantic outings. Just ask one of pop culture’s favorite hopeless romantics, Miss Rhode

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Creating Couples’ Routines: Key Strategies That Foster Connection

Every evening, at least when my wife isn’t working late, after dinner and a little streaming TV, my wife

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#Goals: How Intentions Support Our Relationships

Modern society is all about goals. We set goals for our careers, for our finances, and even for our

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Kotodama: The Spirit — And Power — Of Language

We all know that words have power. We encourage children to speak kindly because words can hurt and we

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Sleepless Babies, Stressed Out Parents — 4 Tips For Keeping The Peace

If you and your partner are expecting or recently had a new baby, you’re certainly exhausted, and you’re probably

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The Happy Couple: Inside The Secret To Lasting Love

How do you measure happiness? Though it may seem intangible, recently, the dating website eHarmony gave it a go,

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The 411 on Relationship Health, from a Certified Marriage Counselor

We all know the signs of poor physical health — we’re tired and sluggish, we can’t sleep or we

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Face To Face: How Phones Are Hurting Your Relationship

Are you reading this on your cell phone? And is your partner with you? If you’re guilty of staring

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The Emi Habit: How It Happens And Why It Matters

Have you ever tried to form a new habit? Whether you’re changing your diet, going to the gym, or

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“Notice it and ask”: a Marriage Counselor on Work Stress

Unfortunately, we live in a culture that often demands people put more energy into their job than their relationships.

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Date night on the cheap: 10 ideas that aren’t hiking or apple-picking

When we’re stuck in a relationship rut, we can lack the inspiration to find solutions to get ourselves out

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A Very Special Valentines Day: 5 Ideas For Couples

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but before you stock up on candy and roses, stop for a moment.

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3 Ways a New Job Can Put Stress on Your Relationship (And What to Do About it)

There’s no doubt that the going through the process of getting a new job is stressful — and anything

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Beyond Thank You: Why Gratitude Matters

When a relationship gets serious, one of the first things we do is we relax. We stop dressing up,

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How celebrities’ honesty about their relationships can help yours

With American culture’s obsession with celebrity, it’s all to easy to compare ourselves to the famous people we see

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Relax & Retreat: Vacationing As A Couple Will Benefit Your Relationship

Many couples have mixed feelings about traveling; trips take planning, can be expensive, and anyone who has ever been

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Want your partner to work on your relationship as much as you do? Listen to this marriage therapist

After a while in a relationship, we tend to get comfortable; sometimes a little too comfortable. Weekly dates can

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The holidays are the best time to spend quality time with your partner (said no one ever)

What if the holidays weren’t the most stressful time of the year? Commercials and old Christmas movies tell us the holiday

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New Year, New Relationship: How To Make A Couple’s Resolution

Tis the season for resolutions, whether that’s eating better, exercising more, or saving money. Once you make that commitment,

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Tis The Season For Talking To Your Partner About Shared Values

I have an aunt — my mother’s sister — who married late in life, to a fairly religious Christian

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A New Home for the Holidays: 4 Paths to New Holiday Traditions

It used to be far more commonplace for extended families to all stay close to each other. Adult siblings

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A More Meaningful Gift: 3 Ideas For The Holidays

December is here, and the holiday season is in full swing, with Hanukkah beginning at sundown on December 2,

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5 Tips for a Successful Long-Distance Relationship

Maybe you know the look: that mix of surprise and pity that comes over someone’s face when you tell

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Be A Leading Lady: 3 Ways To Be A Better Partner

If you ask men and women what they want from a partner, you’ll get a lot of the same

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4 Cozy Date Ideas for a Chilly Winter Day

It can be challenging to find ways to stay content, let alone lively or romantic, throughout a cold and

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Stop Thanksgiving Stress: 4 Steps To Relationship Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a stressful time — even if you aren’t playing host, and for many couples the holiday pressure

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