How to Fix a Marriage Gridlock (3 Tips)

January 2nd, 2012

Here’s how to fix a marriage gridlock situation in a nutshell: do something different than what you’ve been doing.

If your marriage is gridlocked in some sort of holding pattern, it may feel good that it’s not moving backward. But at the same time, you’re miserable because it’s not moving forward.

In this blog, I offer you 3 tips on how to fix your marriage so that it moves out of the holding pattern and into drive. Keep reading…

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Marriage Problems: Linked to Emotional Support?

November 24th, 2011

Could the modern definition of marriage be the root of your marriage problems?

The concept of what a marriage should be as an institution has evolved over the ages.

In this blog, I’m going to look at why our current concept of marriage may be causing marriage problems for you today, and 3 tips for strengthening the skills needed to work through marriage problems. Please continue…

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Why Resentment Makes You See Spouse as the Enemy

November 18th, 2011

Are you in love, or in anger, with your spouse, and it’s causing marriage problems?

When feelings of love die in a marriage, the person who is no longer “in love” is often “in anger” instead, characterized by underlying resentful feelings—which causes marriage problems. Resentment you feel toward your spouse can shred any feelings of being “in love” that you ever had.

In this blog, we will look at resentment and how it creeps in and steals the love right out of your marriage, and 2 steps for getting it out of your marriage so you can rebuild the love. Keep reading…

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Bad Communication Strangles This in Marriage…

November 17th, 2011

You may describe communication between you and your spouse as being “bad.”

But what characterizes “bad” communication in a marriage? Does it sound a certain way—or does it mean there is no ‘sound’ at all?

In this blog, I will help you understand what bad communication is in marriage, and what it is choking off in your relationship with your spouse. Then, I want to offer three steps to improve your communication skills. Read on…

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Here, Today: Relationship Counseling Advice

September 30th, 2011

When couples seek relationship counseling advice, what do you think they work on the most in their marriage?

If you answered “communication,” you would be correct.

Communication may be that the most important skill you can learn to save your marriage – and you don’t need to leave your home to attend relationship counseling classes to do it.

Read on… I have some tips for you so you can get started today.

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Independence Within Marriage: Key To Success?

September 26th, 2011

Whether you’re dealing with your spouse’s infidelity or your marriage has simply fallen into a rut, you need to hit the pause button a second and ask yourself:

Have I lost my independence?

Read on to find out why the answer to this question could potentially save your marriage.

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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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When Post-Affair Communication Stalls…

July 13th, 2011

Communicating with your spouse may have been an issue prior to your spouse’s affair. Maybe you had arguments that became heated, best described as the “knock down, drag out” variety with no holds barred.

After the shock of finding out your spouse cheated, and the emotional upheaval that has left you reeling – communication may be at a standstill. Either you aren’t communicating at all, or worse: your communication is nothing but arguments and confrontation, where both sides are digging in, entrenched in their need to be “right.” When you argue with your spouse, it may feel as if you’re defending your very life.

Find out what may be causing your communication to stall – now when, more than ever, you need to communicate well in order to rebuild your marriage, and what a leading researcher has found that can turn around the dismal communication between you and your spouse…

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Research Shows Marital Fighting Style Predicts Divorce

June 29th, 2011

Do you think that because you fight with your spouse, the eventual outcome will be a big ugly divorce?

According to marriage researchers, not necessarily so. However, fighting can be a predictor of divorce, and in this blog, I’ll explain why. Read on to see if you’re headed for divorce…

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Cheating Husband? Social Media May Give You A Clue

June 15th, 2011

Virtual cheating may not be the traditional tryst we think of when we imagine infidelity, but it appears to be making a stab at becoming the new modern tradition.

If you look at news headlines over the past several months – even years – there seems to be a newly evolving means to cheat.

What separates modern adultery from what was more “traditional,” and how do you protect your marriage? Read on to discover the answer…

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