Better than Making Love…

August 15th, 2016

The happiest couples rank one thing as being the most satisfying part of their happy union.

This one thing even outranked sex!

In today’s blog, I’ll share with you the results of a survey designed to ferret out the secrets of the world’s happiest couples. Then, I’ll give you 2 tips to maximize this happiness-inducing one thing into your relationship. Read on…

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The #1 Way to Unclam Your Partner

March 23rd, 2016

Do you have a partner who clams up on you the second a conversation turns the least bit intense?

I have a friend who has a partner who does this. She has confided this to me: “Sometimes, I’d like to stand on his chest and pry his lips apart to let those thoughts come out, because I know they’re in there!”

I’ve advised her that may be considered assault, so instead she may want to try what Marriage Sherpa’s marriage counselors have found to be the #1 way to unclam a partner.

In this blog, I’ll give you that #1 way, and also explain why some people can’t seem to open up and spill their guts. Please 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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Feeling or Acting Angry: Which Damages Marriage?

October 26th, 2011

It’s almost needless to say that being faced with something as extreme as an affair makes you feel angry. When you are faced with the reality that the person you love and trust most in the world has betrayed you, angry feelings are one of the natural reactions.

But no matter what the reason, no matter how justified you think your anger is, behaving angrily almost always makes your problems worse. There is a big difference between having feelings of anger and acting angry.

In this blog, you’ll learn why acting angry is not productive in a marriage and 3 tips for how to manage angry feelings. Please read more…

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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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Understanding Your Spouse

April 13th, 2010

How to Understand What Your Spouse is Thinking

“I don’t know why Ed doesn’t get it,” Nancy complained to Karen. “I simply don’t know where he is coming from! I try to explain my thoughts and feelings to him and it is like he is living in a different world!!”

As Karen intently listened, Nancy continued. “I am worried about him not caring about us anymore. Maybe there’s another woman. Maybe I just don’t get it. I don’t understand, I am totally confused, Karen!!”

Karen thought for a moment and replied, “Everything may be different for Ed than it is for you. His world is different, everybody’s is. Jerry and I had a similar problem until we took the time to listen to one another. Then I was able to see how he felt from his point of view. I am wondering if you are aware of how Ed sees things.”

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