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7 Tips From The Self-Confident Cat Who Sees a Lion In The Mirror!

On August 19, 2022, Posted by , In Attitude,Common Marriage Problems,Emotional Health,Happiness,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on 7 Tips From The Self-Confident Cat Who Sees a Lion In The Mirror!

One of the most attractive traits in a potential romantic partner or spouse is self-confidence – someone who is self-assured. A person with low self-esteem who is plagued by self-doubt and constantly second-guessing themselves is a turn-off because it floods the relationship with uncertainty and emotional “leaning.” Before we define…

Is Optimism the Super Power Missing From Your Life & Marriage?

On January 21, 2022, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Is Optimism the Super Power Missing From Your Life & Marriage?

Negativity and pessimism are death to a marriage. How do they enter a relationship? You either allow or bring them in. Many spouses make the mistake of forcing their partner to be more positive, but that’s not where you start. (You see where we’re going with this line of reasoning.) …

Trouble Motivating Your Spouse?

On October 1, 2021, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Trouble Motivating Your Spouse?

Motivating your spouse isn’t always easy. It’s hard to know how to help them find a better job or career, start exercising, lose weight, be more positive, get out and live more, or create a budget and do financial planning. Stay Focused on What You Can Change You can get…

Are Men Less Emotional Than Women?

On September 3, 2021, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Emotional Intelligence,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Are Men Less Emotional Than Women?

What do you believe? Are men less emotional than women?  Some men are more emotional than women, and some women aren’t very emotional at all. It seems society tends to believe that men are less emotional than women. Maybe it’s because men are taught to “man up” and keep their…

Part 13: A Final Word About Boundaries

On May 28, 2021, Posted by , In Balancing Work And Family,Common Marriage Problems,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Part 13: A Final Word About Boundaries

The Purpose of Boundaries We don’t set boundaries to control other people. Boundaries are meant to serve and protect what matters most to us. They allow us to live our lives on our terms. Without boundaries, we’re at the mercy of agendas, feelings and circumstances. At the end of the…

Part 11: Dealing With People Who Resist Your Boundaries

On May 14, 2021, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Communication, With Comments Off on Part 11: Dealing With People Who Resist Your Boundaries

People will resist and test your boundaries (you will even resist your boundaries occasionally).  The important thing isn’t knowing that your boundaries will be tested, but how to protect them in firm yet polite and courteous ways. Prepare for Resistance Simply knowing and acknowledging that people will resist your boundaries…

Part 9: Setting Boundaries At Work

On April 30, 2021, Posted by , In Balancing Work And Family,Common Marriage Problems,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Part 9: Setting Boundaries At Work

People struggle with setting boundaries within the workplace, but when you consider all the time they spend at work, having workplace boundaries is essential to health and happiness. The Case for Workplace Boundaries Professional boundaries guard against burnout and feeling unfulfilled in the workplace. Workplace boundaries prevent you from pushing…

Part 2: Why You Need Boundaries in Love and Life

On March 12, 2021, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Communication, With Comments Off on Part 2: Why You Need Boundaries in Love and Life

Boundaries inform people about what matters most to you and how you manage your time, life, and energy. They demonstrate your beliefs, priorities, and values. Just as we use fences and gates to protect our personal property, boundaries are the invisible fences that protect our wellbeing.  In general, there are…

Self-Improvement: The Kaizen Method 101

On December 18, 2020, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Self-Improvement: The Kaizen Method 101

It’s easy to focus on the things about your spouse that drive you crazy. If only they’d change their ways! Even if they need to make some changes, the only real way to improve your marriage is to work on yourself, not your spouse. With 2021 right around the corner,…

Warning Signs Your Marriage Is In Trouble

On November 13, 2020, Posted by , In Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems,Communication,Save Marriage, With Comments Off on Warning Signs Your Marriage Is In Trouble

How can you know if your marriage is in trouble? Problems don’t just come out of nowhere; usually, there are early warning signs that a couple must recognize to decide if further help is needed to save their relationship. Slow Demise Most marriages don’t end dramatically with an affair. Most…