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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Discernment Counseling: What to Consider if You’re the Partner “Leaning Out”

Discernment Counseling: What to Consider if You’re the Partner “Leaning Out”

Discernment counseling is becoming more popular for couples who recognize that there are problems in their marriage, but are at odds about what to do.  One person wants to work on improving the marriage.  The other person believes it is hopeless or too late.  Engaging in this process of discernment with an experienced professional can be beneficial.  Read on to learn more . . .

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Life Happens: How Premarital Counseling Helps You Weather Change Well

Life Happens: How Premarital Counseling Helps You Weather Change Well

Marriages inevitably have their ups and downs.  Changes and transitions that life throws your way can't always be anticipated.  There are, however, proven skills that can help you prepare for future events so they don't throw you off course.  Before the marriage is the time to learn these skills.  Read on to see how pre-marital counseling can be beneficial to your future.

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Flaws and All: Why Honesty and Acceptance Are Vital Long Before “I Do”

Flaws and All: Why Honesty and Acceptance Are Vital Long Before “I Do”

You have found your soul mate.  You're engaged and planning a wonderful wedding.  You anticipate a "happily ever after" future together.  Congratulations!  It truly is wonderful to find the person you want to spend your life with.  It's important, however, to take the time to genuinely get to know your partner, even their flaws, and allow them to truly know you.  Those flaws, in both yourself and your partner, look like mere irritations from time to time at this point.  As time goes on, they will turn into huge irritations.  Talk, talk, and talk some more before saying "I do."

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