What Happens When You Don’t Celebrate Success?

May 4th, 2016

A lot of people ruin the relationships they’re in because they spend their energy wishing for what they don’t have, and not appreciating the success that has been achieved.

Would this describe you, or your partner?

If you don’t celebrate the relationship success that you do have, that lack of recognition can backfire.

In this blog, we’ll explore what not appreciating your relationship successes becomes an obstacle, and how to remove the obstacle. Read on…

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How Much Should You Tell About Relationship Problems?

May 2nd, 2016

When we’re hurting or struggling in our relationship with our partner, there’s a natural inclination to want to talk to others about that pain.

Talking with friends and family is a coping mechanism for dealing with emotional pain… they are, after all, your support network. But where should the line be when it comes to discussing the more intimate details of your relationship problems?

You may want to think it through before you decide to confide in your support network.

In this blog, we’ll look at the pluses and the minuses of confiding in others, and 2 tips for securing the type of support that works best for you. Read on…

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Why He Doesn’t GET You

April 27th, 2016

When women get together, they feel like they’re surrounded by people who get them.

But often, when a woman is with her man… she feels as if she’s speaking a foreign language—and it’s one he isn’t fluent in.

This leads to one of the top questions women have: “How come my man doesn’t get me, and how do I get through to him so he’ll understand where I’m coming from?”

In this blog, we’ll look at why what you’re saying really may sound like a foreign language to your man… and how to help him get you so you both feel more connected. Please keep reading…

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The Regret-Bitterness Link

April 25th, 2016

There is a link between having constant thoughts of regret and having a pervasive feeling of bitterness about your life.

It can become a sticky web that is challenging to escape. But if you don’t escape it, those feelings can cloud all of your days—days that potentially hold promise for good things.

In this blog, we’ll look at regret and its link to bitterness, and some tips for setting aside these feelings and moving forward. Please keep reading…

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Same Issue, Different Day: Resolve it NOW

April 18th, 2016

Maybe you remember a movie from many years ago, where the man wakes up each day and repeats the day before… and the day before that… and the day before that… he’s caught in a cycle of experiencing Groundhog Day over and over.

Almost every couple has their own personal version of this “Groundhog Day” scenario. It seems that the same issue or issues crop up over and over and over again, and no true resolution is ever reached.

It’s irritating, frustrating—and can eventually wear you out.

In this blog, we’ll discuss this common problem… and I’ll give you 3 tips on how to sniff them out and resolve them, once and for all. Read on…

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Get the Relationship You Want by Doing This…

April 4th, 2016

Many people write into Marriage Sherpa asking a very important question:

How do I get the relationship that I want, the relationship of my dreams?

It’s a solid question… and, there is a surprisingly simplistic answer, though like most things, the devil is in the details.

Today, I want to answer that question, bringing you a realistic concept that you can mold into your life and help you achieve having what you really want: the relationship of your dreams. Please keep reading…

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Is Your Perfectionism Driving Him Away?

March 7th, 2016

One of the fastest ways to drive someone away from you is to ride them and jump on them all the time for not measuring up to some elusive ideal of “perfect.”

This isn’t just women who strive for perfectionism, but that’s who I am addressing today. While everyone in our society is being pressured by media ideas of how to be a more perfect version of themselves, women seem to especially have it more challenging when it comes to becoming more of a media-fueled “ideal.”

In this blog I’ll explain why. I’ll also tell you why buying into the idea of attaining perfection can drive away your partner, and give you 2 tips for relaxing the reins a bit. Please keep reading…

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Post-Affair Minefields (Avoid This at All Costs)

November 9th, 2015

If you are working to salvage your relationship after your partner’s affair, there are certain things to avoid doing that can throw off your efforts.

When a partner cheats, it takes a lot more to save the relationship than just deciding to patch things up and move forward.

The victim of the affair has a lot to cope with, and there is one potential post-affair minefield that should be avoided at all costs. Today, let’s look at what that is, and why it is so damaging to let into your newly-recreated relationship. Please keep reading…

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Science Supports Shocking Idea that “Revenge is Sweet”

October 5th, 2015

What affair victim hasn’t fantasized about a way to get revenge on their cheating spouse?

But there is an ocean of distance between fantasy and the actual reality of carrying out a revenge plot.

In this blog, I’ll offer you 3 tips for resisting the urge for revenge as well as how to exorcise those infidelity demons that haunt you. Read on…

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Trust Your Spouse Again Post-Affair

September 30th, 2015

Do you trust your spouse?

If you’re recovering from an affair, the answer is probably a resounding “no.”

But what if you could trust your spouse 25%, 50%–or even 75%, would that boost your belief in your potential for success in saving your marriage?

In this blog, we’re going to look at 3 forms of trust in a relationship, and I’ll ask you to rate how much trust you really have in your spouse. Read on…

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