Define Your Dream Relationship

June 6th, 2016

You may be happy and not even know it.

Everyone in a relationship wants to have a great relationship… but what exactly does that mean?

There’s no right or wrong answer, and that’s because there is infinite variety in what would be an ideal, even “dream” relationship. It’s something you and your partner are both comfortable with.

But there is just one problem… most couples would not recognize that they’re already in their dream relationship because they haven’t given thought to specifics of what that ideal looks like.

In this blog, I’ll help you define your dream relationship with 3 tips. Please read on…

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One Solution in 3 Steps for Rebuilding Your Marriage

February 25th, 2015

Marriages can often resemble battlefields: lines are drawn, you stick to your guns on every issue. You dig in on your side, your spouse digs in on the other side. Neither of you will give an inch—it’s as if your very lives are dependent on being “right.”

This makes for some kind of living arrangement, doesn’t it?

Intimacy falls by the wayside, and you no longer enjoy one another’s company. In this blog, we’ll look at how compromise can boost intimacy and improve your marriage in three steps. Please keep reading…

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Are You Too Quick to Get Upset?

February 9th, 2015

Has your spouse ever accused you of getting “upset too easily,” or called you “touchy?”

If so, you may have a good excuse for getting upset more quickly than your spouse.

In this blog, we’ll explore why some get upset more quickly, and how to make two different reaction styles work in your marriage. Please keep reading…

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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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