Deciding When To Leave Your Marriage: How To Decide If It’s Time To Stay Or Go
Facing the truth that your marriage is in crisis is hard on everyone. When to leave your marriage is a question that deserves deep contemplation and should not be entered into with a knee-jerk reaction or an “I’m done” declaration. As marriage counselors for over 40 years, we have seen almost every scenario come through…Read More
It Happened Again! Can Your Relationship Survive Serial Infidelity?
7 Things That Help Couples Recover From Serial Infidelity (from therapists who know) There comes a time in some relationships when one of the partners develops an intimate connection with another person. This can be a sexual liaison, an intense internet affair, or a continuous physical connection with a previous or past significant other. In…Read More
Why Does It Seem Like My Husband Has A Hard Time Being Generous With Me?
It might be hard for anyone to feel generous in these days of COVID-19 and political unrest. Feelings of anger and fear are close to the surface. It may be especially difficult to be giving and thoughtful toward your partner, who you likely interact with every day. The definition of being generous is “liberal or…Read More
14 Ways To Bring More Couple Time To Your Marriage During COVID-19
Here’s how to make your couple time safe and fun! In his book, Eight Dates, psychologist John Gottman says that “the best way to cherish each other is to make relationship a priority. Give it time, give it attention, and be intentional about the life you’re creating with each other.” A great way to do…Read More
Ten Things To Do When You Fight About The Same Things Over & Over (And Why This Isn’t A Sign You Need A Divorce)
Is arguing a part of being in a healthy relationship? Should you be worried if you seem to always argue about the same things, big or small? Arguments are an expression of disagreement. Most arguments are an “acting out” of something you can’t get your partner to do your way. Not all disagreements will, however,…Read More
Want to Increase Sexual Motivation and Satisfaction with Your Partner?–Try Expressing More Gratitude
Here Are Some Simple Things to Consider That Will Improve The Sexual Satisfaction In Your Relationship The intensely romantic period of a relationship, what we may call infatuation, typically lasts only 18 months to 3 years. Then the hormones and biochemicals that were activated in the body begin to fade, and partners must adjust to…Read More
Dealing With Relationship Stress During The Pandemic: Using The 4 C’s Of Couple Power To Help
The reality is that managing relationship stress and maintaining your partnership over time is challenging during normal circumstances. There are few models for accomplishing this feat and many challenges along the way every day, let alone including a pandemic as there is now. Here is where the rubber meets the road! It is understandable to…Read More