Marriage

Is Your Marriage on This List? Top 5 Signs of a Failed Marriage

5 Minutes Read If you’re like most people, failure doesn’t make it onto your ‘to do’ list, and you prefer to avoid it at all costs. As a maven of all things relationships, I thought you might appreciate my perspective from over a decade of work with struggling couples. Whether you are looking to divorce-proof your marriage or …

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How to Deal with Conflict in Relationships

3 Minutes Read Wondering how to deal with conflict in your relationship? There are three types of porridge; I mean people (wink) when it comes to conflict. Those who are too hot and fight to win at all costs. Those who are too cold and avoid disagreements. And, those who have it juuuuust right and know when to …

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How to Compromise in a Relationship – 7 Things to Consider

5 Minutes Read [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.4″] I didn’t know how to compromise in a relationship and it led to divorce. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t the only thing that contributed to the demise of my first marriage. But, it was a big part of it. I have since …

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How to Tell if You're Falling Out of Love

How to Tell if You are Falling Out of Love

4 Minutes Read You want to know how to tell if you are falling out of love. I get it. I’ve been divorced and remarried and the divorce part sucked. And part of my healing journey was to figure out how we fell out of love. I wanted to prevent it from happening in my next relationship! Most …

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How to Bring Intimacy Back Into a Relationship

5 Minutes Read You want to know how to bring intimacy back into a relationship, and you’ve figured out that it can be hard. You’ve already beat yourself up about waiting too long to work on it. You feel overwhelmed, hurt and angry that your partner isn’t as motivated as you are. You are looking for answers and …

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How to Get Over Infidelity Pain – Accepting the Unacceptable

5 Minutes Read [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.15″] You have been trying to figure out how to get over infidelity pain and just can’t find relief. The feelings of betrayal and disgust are overwhelming. The mere idea that you are in pain and can’t make it stop adds to your rage. You carry the fear that it’s was all for …

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What It Takes to Be Vulnerable in a Relationship

4 Minutes Read Being vulnerable in a relationship brings out a couple’s true essence. A couple who invests in individual and collaborative vulnerability is exponentially more likely to beat the odds. I recently spoke with Mike Allebach, a photographer from PA. He specializes in boudoir photography; a unique way to express vulnerability in a relationship! I was excited …

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Marriage is Hard – What are You Willing to Surrender?

5 Minutes Read [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.14″]Marriage is hard. We all want a happy marriage. We believe we are willing to do what it takes to make it work. We go with our loved ones to the therapist and want change, change for the better. And then the therapist asks …

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Fighting for Your Marriage: I Stormed Off Heading for the Parking Lot …

6 Minutes Read Are you fighting for your marriage? I do every day. Here is a glimpse into my marriage last weekend: It was a typical Saturday grocery run. The fam and I had wandered every aisle and were ready to check out. We picked aisle 6, patiently waiting behind another shopper to unload our cart onto the …

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How to Deal with Unsolvable Marriage Problems

6 Minutes Read [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.11.1″] When your marriage problems feel unsolvable, it’s easy to lose hope. Feeling trapped, alone and exhausted become your new normal. As an experienced marriage counselor, I want to remind you that there are solutions. True, there may not be an immediate solution for your spouse or your relationship.  But sometimes, hope …

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