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Apps and Services to Strengthen Your Relationships by Bonnie Brinkman

Jul 28, 2019

Technology has a bad rap when it comes to love and relationships. The more we connect with one another online, the harder it has become to connect face-to-face. We tend to lean towards the digital world over the physical world. That’s a problem. Harvard’s study showcased that loneliness was more lethal to our personal health than smoking or obesity.

Technology does not have to affect our lives in a negative way. I believe the next wave of apps and services will focus on not just connecting us with a greater quantity of people, but, fostering higher quality relationships in real life.

Here are a few of my favorite apps and services that encourage stronger relationships!

1.    Moment

Our phones can suck you in and keep you there. It’s easy to be unaware of how much we’re using our phones, which is where Moment comes in! Moment brings awareness to how we are using our phones and bring us back to the things that matter most.  It automatically tracks you and your family’s daily iPhone or iPad usage. You can set daily goals, and it’ll kindly nudge you if you are going over the goal. Additionally, it tells you where you spend most of your time.

2.    Love Intently

Love Intently’s mission is to empower relationships to thrive. They get to know you and your partner’s Love Personality and send you personalized Love Tips to empower your relationship to thrive. Love Intently reminds us to do the small things and care about your romantic partner in an intentional and meaningful way. Although, Love Intently is an app on your phone, to remind you to put it down and care for the people around you. They take research backed frameworks and make it personalized and implementable day to day. Great relationships don’t happen by accident, we create them intentionally.

3.    Life360

With hectic schedules and long to-do lists, managing the day-to-day for your family can feel like a full-time job. Whether you’re making dinner plans, coordinating carpools, or just ensuring everyone arrived home safely, Life360 gives clear communication and peace of mind right at your fingertips.

4.    Headspace

Headspace enables you to clear your mind and be present. After a stressful day at work, this is a great way to transition into your home leaving the stress of work, at work. Meditation has been proven to reduce stress and increase focus in our daily lives. The happier and more present we are in our daily lives the better our relationships will be.

5.   Shine Text

Shine Text is daily messages you receive Monday through Friday featuring quotes, research-backed articles, actions you can take, and more to help you start your morning off right. Ninety-three percent of people who have used Shine Text say that they are more confident and have seen an improvement in their daily happiness. Additionally, people with high self-esteem are more likely to be in healthy relationships. They are more likely to assume the best in their partner and the people in their life, in turn reducing the likelihood of relationship conflict.

Furthermore, to continue your journey in establishing healthy relationships, we, at Cincy Relationships.com offer tools and workshops (next workshop is August 24th and 25th) to learn to: speak without criticism  listen without judgment    connect beyond our differences

We all need to do more of the above more than ever before. Let’s commit to get better at empowering ourselves and others. That’s all we have on this planet: Relationships.

Let us know how we can help. Happy Relationship-ing!

Bonnie Brinkman, MA LCDCII

Certified Imago Relationship Coach
and Workshop Presenter
[email protected]

Bonnie Brinkman and her wife Darcy offer 2-day educational workshops for couples, based on the book, Getting The Love You Want, by Harville Hendrix and his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt. Their next weekend is August 24, 25.