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Remaining Compatible as you Change

On October 11, 2019, Posted by , In Avoid Divorce,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Remaining Compatible as you Change

Compatibility is highly overrated and misunderstood. Many people believe that compatibility is what determines whether or not a couple will have a happy marriage. They believe that it is something that you have and not something that you can work towards. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Compatibility…

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…

Coping with Mental Illness in Marriage

On September 6, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Communication, With Comments Off on Coping with Mental Illness in Marriage

Mental health conditions are fairly common. There are many people with mental health conditions who are in happy and healthy relationships and marriages.  However, negotiating the ups and downs of marriage and relationships can be especially difficult for them. If you have a mental health condition, there are a couple…

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…

Fostering a Deeper Connection

On August 2, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Fostering a Deeper Connection

Your bond with your wife or husband is like a garden.  It needs to be tended regularly or else it will gradually fade away and ruin your happy marriage. Here are some ways in which you can nurture your bond with your spouse. Celebrate special occasions Couples should always make…

Know Your Love Languages: Physical Touch

On July 19, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Know Your Love Languages: Physical Touch

What do you think about the research that claims we need four hugs a day for maintenance, eight to be healthy and twelve to thrive? How many hugs do you and your spouse enjoy daily? (Some of you are thinking, “Twelve hugs a day? Are you kidding me! I’m lucky…

Know Your Love Languages: Words of Affirmation

On June 28, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Know Your Love Languages: Words of Affirmation

If a happy marriage is your goal, you need to get into the habit of affirming and encouraging your partner. Many people spend their days feeling like they are being watched or judged, and want to come home to a safe and supportive environment where they can let their guards…

The Art of Giving Compliments

On May 31, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on The Art of Giving Compliments

Many people believe that compliments for women don’t have to be sincere as long as they are flattering. Unfortunately, this isn’t true, especially in marriage. Most people would rather receive simple, specific and honest compliments from their spouses than vague and dishonest flattery. How to Give Compliments Specific compliments sound…

What to Share and Not to Share With Each Other

On May 17, 2019, Posted by , In All Posts,Communication,Save Marriage, With Comments Off on What to Share and Not to Share With Each Other

Any couple that wants to have a happy marriage must choose what to share and what not to share with each other. Although complete honesty is often encouraged in relationships, it can be a double edged sword. While it is important to disclose certain things such as family history and…