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Grateful. Thankful. Blessed

On November 24, 2023, Posted by , In Attitude,Emotional Health,Gratitude,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Grateful. Thankful. Blessed

Photo by Ann on Unsplash Gratitude works wonders in your marriage. Think about your relationship for a minute. Is there more gratitude and appreciation than criticism and irritation? What’s the emotional environment of your marriage?  Keep expressing gratitude until it’s something you are as a person instead of just something…

Dealing With Negative People

On November 17, 2023, Posted by , In Attitude,Boundaries,Emotional Health,Gratitude,Happiness,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Dealing With Negative People

Photo by dominik hofbauer on Unsplash Unless you’re from another planet, chances are there’s a negative person in your life who constantly complains. It might be a colleague, friend, or family member.  This negative person could be someone who constantly complains about their job, is never satisfied or happy, can’t…

Why Negative Thinking Is Hurting Your Life And Marriage

On November 10, 2023, Posted by , In Attitude,Common Marriage Problems,Emotional Health,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Why Negative Thinking Is Hurting Your Life And Marriage

Image by Petra from Pixabay Why Negative Thinking Is Dangerous For Your Life And Marriage Negative thinking is dangerous because it blocks opportunities, limits your potential, kills careers, and ruins relationships, just to name a few.  Regarding negative thinking and marriage, how can someone have a “positive” marriage that’s healthy…

When Is It Time To Ask For Help?

On November 3, 2023, Posted by , In Depression,Emotional Health,Happiness,Happy Marriage,Self-Care, With Comments Off on When Is It Time To Ask For Help?

Photo by Paola Chaaya on Unsplash We all have days when we feel a little down and wrestle with negative thinking and bouts of pessimism.  Life can be overwhelming and wear us down to the point of being tired, exhausted, and unable to focus.  It can be something as serious…

5 Tips For Rising Above Negativity

On October 27, 2023, Posted by , In Attitude,Emotional Health,Happiness,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on 5 Tips For Rising Above Negativity

Photo by Madison Oren on Unsplash Why does it seem negativity is so easily triggered?  It can begin with a thought or feeling or in response to something someone said that was unkind or negative. Like an anchor, negativity drags you down. If you let it, your focus shifts from…

5 Ways To Deal With Negative Comments That Are Directed Towards You

On October 20, 2023, Posted by , In Conflict,Emotional Intelligence,Happiness,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on 5 Ways To Deal With Negative Comments That Are Directed Towards You

Photo by Richard Lee on Unsplash Dealing with negative comments is never easy, especially in marriage, which can come in the form of complaining, attacking, pessimism, perfectionism, cynicism, discontent, and criticism, to name a few. Negative comments can be cruel, unkind, thoughtless, and hurtful. They can make us want to…

Reduce Toxins For A Happier Marriage

On October 13, 2023, Posted by , In Emotional Health,Happiness,Happy Marriage,Hormones, With Comments Off on Reduce Toxins For A Happier Marriage

Photo by Jacqueline Munguía on Unsplash How often do we blame our frustrations and unhappiness on others or on something our spouse does? While that may be the case sometimes, what if something less obvious was the culprit? The mind-body connection is strong. The mind affects the body, and the…

Hack Your “Happy Hormones” For A Happier Marriage

On October 6, 2023, Posted by , In Attitude,Happiness,Happy Marriage,Personal Development, With Comments Off on Hack Your “Happy Hormones” For A Happier Marriage

Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado on Unsplash Fear and worry are negative forms of meditation because they focus our mental, emotional, and spiritual energy on defeat and worst-case scenarios. Imagine how that might damage marital happiness.  Although some people might not believe in positive affirmations, and, admittedly, toxic positivity is…

Become More Decisive For A Happier Marriage: Nine Causes of Indecisiveness

On September 29, 2023, Posted by , In Decisiveness,Happiness,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Become More Decisive For A Happier Marriage: Nine Causes of Indecisiveness

Photo by Florian Schmetz on Unsplash Indecisiveness strains a marriage, especially when one partner is decisive. The decisive partner feels stuck in the quicksand of their spouse’s indecisiveness, which results in stress, frustration, and conflict. Indecisiveness can be caused by fear of failure or the unknown, laziness, or reluctance to…

Do You Have Approval Addiction?

On September 15, 2023, Posted by , In Emotional Health,Happy Marriage,Money Problems,Personal Development, With Comments Off on Do You Have Approval Addiction?

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Receiving validation from others feels great, but it isn’t good for your relationships or well-being, especially not your marriage. According to NIH, “Approval addicts generally suffer from a lack of self-esteem. We often forfeit responsibility for our lives, defining our worth principally by what others think of…