Are Your Marital Expectations Ruining a Really Good Relationship?

Are Your Marital Expectations Ruining a Really Good Relationship?

Too often, couples enter into marriage with unrealistic expectations of enduring love that withstands all the challenges life throws at them. When these expectations fail to be met, it is easy to become disillusioned and lose hope in the future.  Make sure you and your partner are entering a lifetime relationship with reality in tow. Read on to find out how to develop realistic expectations.  

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3 Sure Signs You’re Involved in an Emotional Affair

3 Sure Signs You’re Involved in an Emotional Affair

Emotional affairs are on the rise due to all the online ways to connect and talk with someone other than one's spouse or committed partner.  Emotional affairs are justified with the words, "nothing happened." The assertion of being "just friends" defends the relationship and confers legitimacy.  But is it really legitimate and innocent?  This blog offers you three characteristics to ask yourself about whether you're involve din an emotional affair.

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5 Marriage Myths to Address Before You Walk Down the Aisle

5 Marriage Myths to Address Before You Walk Down the Aisle

Many couples have preconceived notions about what marriage will be like. Even when these notions prove to be false, they doggedly continue the same destructive patterns. Take time before getting married to talk about your expectations. Face the reality of the myths discussed in this blog. Walk down the aisle with a clear idea of what you're walking toward. It can help minimize the likelihood that you'll become a divorce statistic.

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How to Forgive Yourself When Your Marriage Ends in Divorce

How to Forgive Yourself When Your Marriage Ends in Divorce

Despite the fact that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, a stigma of shame and failure continues to stick to divorce.  "My marriage failed."  "I was so ashamed that I didn't tell anyone for weeks (or months) after the separation."  "I'll do anything to avoid having my marriage end in divorce."  These are frequent comments I hear from clients who are in divorce recovery counseling.  This blog is written for those individuals who are struggling to forgive themselves (and their spouses) for the failure at their marriage.

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Serial Infidelity: When Your Spouse’s Betrayal is a Habit

Serial Infidelity: When Your Spouse’s Betrayal is a Habit

When an affair disrupts a marriage, there are avenues for repair and rebuilding trust.  But what about when affairs and betrayals become habitual, occurring over and over?  Can you, or should you, continue to forgive and work on the marriage? Serial infidelity forces the betrayed spouse to seek clarity and make some difficult decisions.  This blog can help you identify the questions to focus on and how to keep yourself sane in the process.

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Pass or Fail? How to Move Your Marriage to the Head of the Class

Pass or Fail? How to Move Your Marriage to the Head of the Class

If you gave your marriage a grade, what would it be?  Would you be at the top of the class, the middle, or possibly even failing?  It may feel like a cold and analytical way to approach the state of your marriage, but a periodic exam can allow you to take corrective or preventative action.  If you're acing it, great!  If you're just getting by, don't settle for mediocre.  Bring that grade up - take your marriage to the top of the class!

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