The Secret Ingredient of Long-Married Couples

August 24th, 2016

Long-married couples are a little disappointed in younger couples who split up.

It seems to these long-marrieds that couples are missing out on a secret ingredient.

Do you and your partner have it?

In this blog, I’ll give you the secret ingredient after first telling you about a common experience for all long-married couples. Please keep reading…

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3 Barriers to Post-Affair Talk

August 17th, 2016

When a partner has cheated, not only is the disclosure excruciatingly painful for the victim on an emotional level… their search for answers can be frustrating.

And the cause of this frustration is none other than the cheater himself or herself… because their own actions are so repugnant, they’re uncomfortable discussing them!

It’s not necessarily that the cheater feels the victim doesn’t have the right to know. Rather, they wish they could erase their actions and pretend as if their cheating never happened.

In today’s blog, I’ll tell you the 3 barriers to having a post-affair talk, and then give you 2 tips for how to get the cheater to tell you what you need to know. Please keep reading…

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Can Negativity Be a Good Thing?

August 1st, 2016

You and your partner may be trying to remove all the negativity that occurs between you.

If so, don’t waste your time.

Now, that would seem like advice that runs contrary to anything that you’ve ever heard or read before.

In this blog, I’ll explain what may at first seem to be beyond explanation. Then, I’ll give you 2 tips for where you and your partner should place your focus. Please keep reading…

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End Bitter Pang of Disappointment (2 Tips…)

July 25th, 2016

One of the most challenging emotions to heal from is the bitter pang of disappointment in one’s partner.

It could be disappointment that your partner has betrayed your trust in some way, or maybe they haven’t been emotionally available to you when you’ve most needed it.

Disappointment is a moving target, making it difficult to pinpoint what exactly you’re trying to move on from.

In this blog, we’ll look at the elusive nature of disappointment, and I’ll offer you 2 tips to release yourself from its grip so you can move forward with your partner. Please keep reading…

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Did You Get a GOOD Apology? (4 Clues…)

July 20th, 2016

Your partner may have hurt your feelings by saying something unkind. Or worse, maybe your partner betrayed you by having an affair.

And maybe you received an apology of sorts, but you don’t feel as if your partner really got what they did to you. Maybe you doubt their sincerity.

Maybe you question your ability to accept an apology, and you question yourself: “Am I being too picky?”

In this blog, we’ll look at what makes an apology a good one, and I’ll give you 4 clues to look for to help you recognize a good apology when you get it. Read on…

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Betrayed and Confused? 2 Tips…

July 13th, 2016

Has your partner betrayed you, and now you’re confused about what to do first.

Your partner may be pushing for reconciliation and forgiveness. You’re still trying to negotiate the emotional turmoil of discovering the person you loved and trusted has done something to betray that love and trust.

You may be torn: on the one hand, you would like to forgive your partner so you can just move on and forget this ever happened. On the other hand, you want to throw things, scream out your pain and make your partner really understand what their betrayal feels like.

In this blog, we’ll look at what leads to the confusion after being betrayed and 2 tips for what you could do first. Please read on…

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Who Does a Grudge Really Hurt?

July 4th, 2016

Has your partner ever done something that hurt you, and had you really upset?

If so, how have you handled your feelings related to what your partner did?

There’s an effective way to handle the hurt feelings, and there’s an ineffective way that involves holding a grudge.

In today’s blog, I want to talk to you about grudges and who they really hurt… and then give you some effective methods for getting over the hurt and moving forward using 3 tips. Please keep reading…

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The Link Between Anger and Forgiveness

June 15th, 2016

Forgiveness is a challenge, and there is one obstacle in particular that could be preventing you from extending forgiveness to a partner who has wronged you.

That one obstacle is anger. Where anger lurks, forgiveness isn’t likely to occupy the same space.

For the victim, there is a process you must move through to get past the obstacle and into a place where you can either offer forgiveness or not—and be at peace with both your decision and where you are.

In this blog, I’ll tell you more about the process, as well as offer you 2 tips to move forward past the anger and into a space where you can decide if forgiveness is something you even want to offer. Read on…

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Stop These 2 Relationship Wreckers NOW

May 24th, 2016

One of the most challenging things any of us can do is to examine our own role in our relationship problems.

We may be quick to say “But he does this…” or “She always does that…” but that doesn’t mean our partner is the only one doing little things that can destroy our relationship.

There are actually 2 relationship wreckers that men as well as women are capable of doing that can ultimately destroy their once-happy union. The question is… are any of these 2 present in your relationship?

In this blog, I’ll introduce you to 2 of the top relationship wreckers, and how you can show then the door NOW. Please read on…

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Two Types of Anger that Creep into Relationships

May 11th, 2016

There are two types of anger, and they can become detrimental to you if they linger.

Maybe your partner cheated, or blew every cent in your joint savings account, or invites family to stay over for weeks on end, expecting you to look after the guests…

No doubt you have a right to your anger if you are being put into less than favorable situations. But it’s up to you whether you want to exercise your right to anger, and for how long.

In this blog, I’ll tell you the two types of anger, and tips to effectively manage anger. Please keep reading…

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