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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2 Ways to Manage the Emotional Cauldron of Anger

May 30th, 2016

Relationships in which a couple struggles to express their feelings as they’re happening and work together to resolve them can create a lot of anger.

Anger that isn’t checked can derail a relationship. It pushes people apart and leads to more licking of wounds than repairing the rift.

Most people who have a lot of anger in their relationship would love to find a way to end the anger and feel good about being with their partner again. Unfortunately, anger can become a very bad habit that’s difficult to escape.

In this blog, I’ll tell you about what anger represents, and offer you 2 ways to manage the anger in your relationship. Please keep reading…

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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 Understand What You Want

March 21st, 2016

Do you work overtime to be the perfect woman, in hopes that your man will respect and value you, and know what it is you want?

Here’s something that many who strive for perfection to get their man to fulfill their needs soon discover: their man still doesn’t understand what they want. Having perfect makeup, hair and house doesn’t tell him what you want the way simple, direct communication can.

In this blog, I’ll explain why, and give you 2 tips for giving it to him straight. Read on…

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Cheating Spouses Needs Not Met: Valid Cheating Excuse?

October 7th, 2015

Finding out your spouse cheated, probably one of your first questions was, “Why?”

Cheaters may have a specific reason they give as a justification, but more than likely, they are not in touch with what prompted them to commit such a stupid act. Unfortunately, the victim of the affair can’t rest until the question is answered to some level of satisfaction.

When it comes to cheating, there is no “good” reason that can ever make it okay to cheat. But cheaters tend to always have a justification for why the affair happened, and it usually hinges on needs.

In this blog, we’re going to look at two needs found within a marriage, and I’ll give two conversation starters to begin exploring these particular needs as you work to save your marriage. Keep reading…

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Relationship Advice: Got Needs? 3 Tips for Fulfillment

January 23rd, 2012

Some of the best relationship advice I could ever give you is this: when communicating with your spouse, slow down and be attentive.

You and your spouse may feel that your needs aren’t being met. Often, it’s because you are not taking the time to tell each other what your needs are, and to actively listen to what your partner is saying.

In this blog, we’ll explore the details of this relationship advice so you can pull your marriage out of its present rut before love fails completely. I’ll give you three tips on how to do just that, so read on…

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Can a Marriage Survive an Affair?

December 12th, 2011

It’s the age-old infidelity question: can a marriage survive an affair?

The short answer is, yes. A marriage can survive as long as both partners are involved in the process of deep soul-searching and recommitment to the relationship. To rebuild a marriage requires an assessment of needs.

In this blog, I’ll reveal three of the 10 critical dimensions of a relationship to help you in your assessment, and why neglecting needs is poisonous. Read on…

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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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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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