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Stop the Blame Game in its Tracks

On October 5, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems,Communication, With Comments Off on Stop the Blame Game in its Tracks

Has your husband or wife ever denied saying something that you vividly remember him or her saying?  Well, it turns out that spouses often have different memories of the same event. Research shows that sometimes spouses can’t even agree on events that happened in the last 24 hours, like whether…

Don’t Share Too Much with Friends and Family

On September 27, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Common Marriage Problems,Communication, With Comments Off on Don’t Share Too Much with Friends and Family

Any confidential information that is shared between spouses must be guarded like a treasure. Sharing this information with a third party, including friends and family, is dishonorable, and there are many ways in which it can go terribly wrong. Here are some of the things that could happen. Losing control…

Can Your Spouse Count on You?

On September 20, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems, With Comments Off on Can Your Spouse Count on You?

We all want a good wife or husband that we can count on. Someone who is there for us when we need them and makes us feel secure in the relationship. This is not to say that a good husband or wife never disappoints their significant other; that’s impossible. It…

When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough

On August 16, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Common Marriage Problems,Communication,Divorce,Forgiveness,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough

When you are around your spouse all the time, it is easy to nit-pick their flaws. Issues that were just mildly annoying in the honeymoon stage become major roadblocks to a happy marriage. You stop acknowledging their strengths and start nagging them about their weaknesses. The key to a healthy…

Parenting as a Team

On August 9, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems, With Comments Off on Parenting as a Team

Many people don’t realize just how much their parenting styles differ from their partners’ styles until  they have children. Their first major disagreement with their partners about parenting often comes as a surprise, despite all the marriage advice for newlyweds out there that encourages couples to discuss their preferred parenting…

Stop Talking About Fixing Your Marriage and Start Doing!

On July 26, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems, With Comments Off on Stop Talking About Fixing Your Marriage and Start Doing!

Can you actually improve your marriage without talking about issues? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” In their book, How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It, psychologists Steven Stosny and Patricia Love suggest that, while it is eventually important to talk about your marital issues, you can improve…

Aging Gracefully Together

On May 3, 2019, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Happy Marriage,Terminal Illness, With Comments Off on Aging Gracefully Together

Every happily married couple dreams of growing old together. They look forward to spending their sunset years doing things that they never had time for when they were younger, like taking leisurely walks and watching the sunset. But growing old together is not as effortless as it seems. Getting older…

When Your Spouse is Angry All the Time

On April 26, 2019, Posted by , In Anger,Common Marriage Problems,Emotional & Spiritual Abuse, With Comments Off on When Your Spouse is Angry All the Time

Anger is contagious, which makes being married to someone who is angry all the time very difficult. It takes a lot of effort to not react emotionally to the other person’s anger and avoid becoming an angry person yourself. It’s also difficult to be compassionate towards an angry partner. And…

From Tolerance to Acceptance

On April 19, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems,Communication, With Comments Off on From Tolerance to Acceptance

Tolerance alone is not a strong enough foundation for a happy marriage; it must be coupled with acceptance and understanding. Therefore, if you truly want successful marriage, one of your marriage goals should be to move from tolerating each other’s weaknesses and flaws to true acceptance and understanding. Tolerance means…

Is Your Marriage on the Right Track?

On April 11, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Common Marriage Problems,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Is Your Marriage on the Right Track?

Even healthy relationships require an audit every now and then. This helps the couple to identify sore spots in their marriage and make changes where necessary. At the very least, couples should evaluate their marriages every three months. With open communication, an evaluation can take as little as 30 minutes….