If You’re Going to Fight, Do This…

July 18th, 2016

Fighting or arguing with your partner doesn’t spell the end of your relationship.

Not even if you fight A LOT…

Fighting is actually a healthy behavior for you and your partner to engage in—provided you do it productively.

In this blog, I’ll tell you how. You’ll learn why all those arguments can be a good thing, and I’ll also give you 3 tips for doing it right. Please keep reading…

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Why Can’t He Think Like You?

February 17th, 2016

Wouldn’t life be great if your man thought just like you do?

If only he could see the world as you see it through your eyes… share your opinions on topics as diverse as who should run for President to the merits of French onion soup…

Life would be so much easier if he thought like you. Only, that would make him… not him. He’d be you, only with male equipment.

Stop right there, right?

In this blog, I’m going to tell you about a trap many women fall into, and they make themselves miserable. But don’t worry, I’m also going to share with you how to escape the trap. Please keep reading…

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Post-Affair Marriage: Better than Before?

June 3rd, 2015

Your spouse’s cheating can almost destroy the foundation of your marriage.

Despite the devastation, many victims of an affair have a desire to save their marriage. The affair is like a bad dream, a tough obstacle to overcome. An affair victim may think, “I have invested many years with this person—sacrificing, negotiating and accommodating—why should I give all that effort away to someone else? I want things to go back to the way they once were.”

In this post, I’ll show you why going “back” may not be the best direction for you, and give you some steps to move your efforts forward to save your marriage. Please read more…

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He Cheated. Now What?

October 10th, 2011

When you are faced with the evidence that he cheated (and this is applicable to wives who cheat, too), you feel broadsided by the news.

Immediately upon learning of a spouse’s affair, your very next thought may be, “Now what?”

You know it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Let’s look at a few steps to take when you’re first slammed with the revelation that he cheated. Read on…

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Eliminate Rampant Anger

October 5th, 2011

Has your spouse ever suggested “anger management” classes to you?

You may have brushed off their comment as just an ill attempt at humor or a heavy dose of sarcasm. But if you stop and think about it, you may not have even noticed that you – and maybe your spouse – have slipped into a near-constant state of anger. You may not realize how bad it has gotten – or that it’s driving you apart and could lead to divorce.

What I want to share with you is how to recognize your anger response, so you can then take the necessary steps to manage it so it doesn’t make you sick or poison your relationship with your spouse any further. Read on…

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Will Accepting Spouse’s Viewpoint Annihilate You?

August 24th, 2011

It’s said that the two biggest issues that lead to a marriage breaking up and ending in divorce are money and communication. Finances are a whole different issue – they’re part of the business side of your marriage.

How about the intimate side of your marriage? This is where communication comes in, and where many couples hit the proverbial wall. And if one of you has committed infidelity, this can further unhinge already poor communication.

When you talk to your spouse, what’s going on behind the words, the anger, and the barriers of your heart? In this blog, we’ll explore what may be happening when you talk with your spouse that may be further driving a wedge between you – and risking your marriage ending in divorce. Let’s go…

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Marriage Compromise: Do You and Your Spouse Do It?

August 3rd, 2010

You and your spouse could have a disagreement that begins like this:

One of you has just received a bonus check from work. Your spouse thinks it should be spent on a nice vacation. You say it should be placed into savings in case the hot water heater goes.

You both offer good reasons to support your stance. He says, “We work hard, and deserve some time away as a reward.” You say, “Sure we do, but I also don’t want to take cold showers when the water heater finally goes!”

Both of you have a strong opinion, neither of you will give an inch, and every encounter you have becomes an opportunity to further advance why you’re “right.” Each of you digs in your heels. What starts out as a simple argument escalates into a full-blown battle. The unity of your relationship is jeopardized as you both become more entrenched on your own “side.” Heated arguments and steamy silences ensue, and a divide develops between you.

You’re at a standstill and neither of you wants to give up your position. What then?

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