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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…

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 12: Successful vs. Unsuccessful Boundaries

On May 21, 2021, Posted by , In All Posts,Balancing Work And Family,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Part 12: Successful vs. Unsuccessful Boundaries

Either your boundaries are successful or they’re not. They either serve you or they don’t. Do they make your life better and more productive, or add stress and frustration? How can you know if they’re working? Evaluating Your Boundaries Don’t make this more complicated than it needs to be. Keep…

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 10: Setting Boundaries with Yourself

On May 7, 2021, Posted by , In Balancing Work And Family,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Part 10: Setting Boundaries with Yourself

When we think of setting boundaries, we usually think of relationships with other people and how we expect to be treated. But, some of the most important boundaries we will ever create are the ones we set with ourselves. One of your most important relationships is the one you have…

Part 8: Boundaries Within Families

On April 23, 2021, Posted by , In Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Part 8: Boundaries Within Families

Boundaries within families are important. Having boundaries for your spouse and children will create a happier marriage and home life. Time & Space Boundaries Marriage is one of the most challenging yet joyful relationships anyone can experience. But your relationship with your partner doesn’t automatically get easier when you get…

Part 7: Boundaries in Dating, Continued

On April 16, 2021, Posted by , In Communication, With Comments Off on Part 7: Boundaries in Dating, Continued

The Importance of Giving Each Other Space Few things are more exciting than when you first start dating someone who’s a lot of fun and you want to get to know better. It makes you want to spend ALL your time with them!  It’s easy to lose yourself in the…

Part 6: Setting Boundaries in Dating

On April 9, 2021, Posted by , In Communication, With Comments Off on Part 6: Setting Boundaries in Dating

Since this is a marriage blog, dating isn’t discussed much. But dating is a part of life, either before marriage or after divorce. So, let’s talk about boundaries in dating. Dating is fun and complicated. Most everyone would like to find true love but not everyone has the same beliefs…

Part 5: Enforcing Your Boundaries

On April 2, 2021, Posted by , In Communication, With Comments Off on Part 5: Enforcing Your Boundaries

How can people honor your boundaries if they don’t know about them? As it’s appropriate, share your boundaries with other people. Be Assertive but Kind… Make sure you’re assertive but kind. Try not to be aggressive or harsh. The trick is to be confident and graciously strong when communicating your…

Part 3: Why You Need Boundaries In Life and Love

On March 19, 2021, Posted by , In Communication, With Comments Off on Part 3: Why You Need Boundaries In Life and Love

Boundaries give you the freedom and space to live your life. Without them, you can’t be healthy or happy. But they can be tough to set and enforce. Here’s why:  1. Boundaries require you to put your needs and priorities first It isn’t easy putting yourself first because it feels…