How To Make Your Marriage Less Competitive and More Cooperative

How To Make Your Marriage Less Competitive and More Cooperative

Actual marriage is not a sit-com TV show where couples garner laughs with their sarcasm and witty put-downs of each other. As entertaining as it might be to watch, berating and competing with your partner can be harmful in real-life settings. Healthy competition in reaching goals can be worthwhile, whereas more serious striving to best each other is never worthwhile. Read on to learn the difference and how to promote cooperation rather that competition.

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Is Emotional Self-Protection Stifling Your Marital Connection?

Is Emotional Self-Protection Stifling Your Marital Connection?

Emotional self-protection is normal in even the healthiest of marriages. There are times, however, when one spouse might take self-protection to an extreme that interferes with emotional intimacy in the marriage. Past traumas and abuse are usually contributing factors. If you feel that you or your spouse is overly protective and avoiding vulnerability, this blog can help you. Read on to learn more.

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Warning Signs of Infidelity and What to Do About Them

Warning Signs of Infidelity and What to Do About Them

Trust is one of the foundations of a healthy relationship. Unfortunately, Infidelity is occurring more frequently in marriages and committed relationships, partly because of the opportunity for secrecy that smartphones afford. Spouses do not want to be suspicious snoops without reason, but sometimes red flags appear that create suspicion. This blog points out a few common warning signs that warrant attention.

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Engagement Anxiety: What It Is and What It Means for Your Relationship

Engagement Anxiety:  What It Is and What It Means for Your Relationship

You have worked up the courage to say “Will you marry me?” or to say “Yes” in response to that question. Or you have decided to live together. Now you’re feeling anxious about whether you’re doing the right thing. Are you really prepared for such a big step? Even if you have complete faith in your decision and know you are prepared, engagement anxiety still creeps in. Read on to learn how to manage those feelings.

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Don’t Wait ‘til the Wedding! Build these Boundaries Around Your Relationship Now

Don’t Wait ‘til the Wedding! Build these Boundaries Around Your Relationship Now

Healthy boundaries are essential in all relationships, but you may find the notion of boundaries within a marriage a surprising concept.  Establishing these boundaries prior to your marriage during pre-marital counseling can save heartache later on.  Read on to understand some of these boundaries and why they are important.

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5 Ways to Become Your Spouse's Best Friend Again

5 Ways to Become Your Spouse's Best Friend Again

The foundation of any satisfying marriage is the quality of your friendship.  Do you know each other well enough to accept the quirks and eccentricities of each other's personality?  Do you trust each other enough to disclose your hopes, fears, and dreams?  If your marriage or committed relationship has started to lose its friendship qualities, you will find this blog helpful.

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