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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….

Listen More

On March 29, 2019, Posted by , In Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Listen More

Everyone with a healthy functioning auditory system, hears. But not all who hear listen. Hearing engages the ears. Listening engages the mind and heart. Hearing is a physical process but listening is an act of love. The Truth About Listening If most people improve their listening skills they could have…

Communicate: Say What You Mean

On March 21, 2019, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Communicate: Say What You Mean

Do you sometimes struggle to say what you mean to your spouse? Well, you’re not alone. Many married people struggle with this aspect of communication in marriage. They know what they want to say but they don’t have the tools to express their views, desires, needs, and feelings clearly and…

Are You Willing to do Whatever it Takes?

On March 8, 2019, Posted by , In Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems,Save Marriage, With Comments Off on Are You Willing to do Whatever it Takes?

You might be one of those people who never thought in a million years your relationship would be on life support and you would find yourself in the “save marriage” category. Couples long for a marriage that lasts a lifetime. But unfortunately for many, once the honey moon phase passes, things…