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Write It Down!

On October 12, 2018, Posted by , In All Posts,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Write It Down!

Writing things down is an easy way to avoid forgetting past thoughts and feelings. It can give you a unique perspective of your relationship and help with decision making and communication. Writing can also be used as a means of communication in relationships since you can organize your thoughts without being…

How Much Should You Really Share With Each Other

On October 5, 2018, Posted by , In Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems,Communication, With Comments Off on How Much Should You Really 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…

How to be Happily Married in an Imperfect World

On September 27, 2018, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on How to be Happily Married in an Imperfect World

Far fewer marriages would end in divorce if more couples created a healthy marriage code. What is a code? It’s a set of rules/principles/behaviors that you will follow regardless of your situation or circumstances. Why is this important? Because it reinforces the structural integrity of your marriage. Without a marriage…

This is What True Commitment Looks Like

On September 21, 2018, Posted by , In Adultery,Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems,Communication, With Comments Off on This is What True Commitment Looks Like

What does the notion of “commitment” mean to you? What would your spouse have to do for you to be absolutely convinced that he or she is TOTALLY committed to you and your marriage? Within the context of marriage, commitment is about unity, faithfulness, monogamy, friendship, affection, love, respect and…

Asking Your Partner for Help and Support

On September 14, 2018, Posted by , In All Posts,Balancing Work And Family,Common Marriage Problems,Communication, With Comments Off on Asking Your Partner for Help and Support

Are you getting the help and support you need from your partner? One of the many benefits of marriage is having a helper that you can always count on. Sadly, this help doesn’t come automatically – even in a happy marriage. You often have to tell your partner exactly what you…

Compromising The Right Way

On September 11, 2018, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems,Communication, With Comments Off on Compromising The Right Way

We’ve all heard that marriage is all about compromise. But, is there a right  and a wrong way to compromise? There are times when it’s necessary to give-in and compromise.That doesn’t mean you’re admitting that you’re wrong; it simply means that your spouse’s happiness is more important to you that…

Happy People Make Better Parents

On August 31, 2018, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Happy People Make Better Parents

This should be common knowledge but I will say it anyway: Your relationship with your spouse is affecting your children. In fact, if your marriage is in trouble, then assume right now that your children have noticed and are likely suffering emotional pain.  Refusing to get marital help only prolongs…

Respect Each Other’s Privacy

On August 24, 2018, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Balancing Work And Family,Common Marriage Problems,Communication, With Comments Off on Respect Each Other’s Privacy

Healthy relationships cannot exist without mutual respect for each other’s privacy. This is why boundaries are so important in marriage. Privacy in marriage is perfectly fine but secrecy is not. Privacy allows spouses to keep certain things that are not suitable for public consumption to themselves. For instance, you don’t…

Pay Attention to the Little Things

On August 17, 2018, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems,Communication,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Pay Attention to the Little Things

Marriage is just as much about the little things as it is about big things. The small everyday moments of love and support are just as essential to a happy marriage as big things like communication, faithfulness, honesty and trust. In fact, it’s the little things that make everyday married…

Not All Communication is Good for Your Marriage

On August 10, 2018, Posted by , In All Posts,Avoid Divorce,Common Marriage Problems,Communication, With Comments Off on Not All Communication is Good for Your Marriage

We all have unique communication styles influenced by our age, personality and culture among other factors. Our communication styles affect the way we share and receive information with others. Unfortunately, not all styles are beneficial when it comes to communication in marriage. Some styles can be harmful to your relationship…