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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…

The Truth Behind the Seven-Year Itch

On September 18, 2020, Posted by , In Adultery,Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems, With Comments Off on The Truth Behind the Seven-Year Itch

In 1955, the world was introduced to the seven-year itch; it was the title of the film starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. Skip this part if you’re not a fan of spoilers because we’re about to introduce the movie briefly. See, the film revolved around Monroe’s attempts at seducing…

Dealing With Your In-laws After You’re Married

On September 11, 2020, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Happy Marriage, By ,, , With Comments Off on Dealing With Your In-laws After You’re Married

A common problem that couples face during their marriage involves in-laws. Whether a couple has just gotten hitched or has been together for several years, they’ll likely have an issue with at least one in-law at some point in their marriage.  The problem could be as simple as an in-law…

How Necessary Are Emotional Boundaries In Relationship?

On August 21, 2020, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on How Necessary Are Emotional Boundaries In Relationship?

When people hear the word “boundary,” they feel like they’re being limited from doing things they want to do. That’s understandable since it defines where things start and end. As “limiting” as boundaries may seem, looking at it from a different perspective can do wonders for your relationship.  Boundaries can…

How To Have More Compassion In Your Marriage

On August 7, 2020, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Save Marriage, With Comments Off on How To Have More Compassion In Your Marriage

Imagine a world without compassion. What do you see?  Are people happy?  Do they enjoy their relationships?  Do they have meaningful conversations with their partners?  Do marriages last? Without compassion, people have no consideration for how their actions make others feel. In a world without compassion, being right is more…