They make it look easy, don’t they?
You know, those cheerful couples you see chatting away in the grocery line, holding hands in the movie theater; the ones who’ve been married forever and they’ve still got their spark.
how do they do it? What do they know that I don’t?
Back when I was struggling in my marriage,
everyone looked happier than my husband and I. Continue reading
Conflict, General Theory of Marriage, Tools and Strategies
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Apr · 06
None of us gets married thinking that five, ten, even twenty years down the line we’d be so frustrated or miserable that we’d be considering divorce. Most of us step into marriage with hope and enthusiasm, determined to have ours be a marriage that lasts.
But marriage is difficult in ways few of us are prepared for. And rarely do we have all the tools we need for success. Nor do we have a guidebook or a road map to make the journey easier.
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Mar · 23
After the Argument
Whoever spoke first would lose something,
that was the stupid
unspoken rule. Continue reading
Raise your hand if your spouse does something that drives you totally bonkers.
The wet towel on the floor. The toilet seat left up. The kitchen scissors that never end up back in the drawer.
Marriage is chock full of these petty irritations. Sometimes we joke about them. Sometimes we gnash our teeth over them.
Still, most of us would agree that putting the empty orange juice container back in the fridge is hardly worth getting ourselves all in a twist.
But, what is?
The mortgage payment mailed late?
The milk left out to spoil?
A bad attitude?
Then again, maybe not.
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Mar · 02
February is the month that relationship books hit the bookshelves, and every day brings a new research study or feature article asking the question, “How can a couple best keep love alive?” Continue reading
Grumpy? Tired? Looking to let off some steam?
Most of us know just what to say or do to get things off to a bang.
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who
can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman
who can’t sleep with the window open.
— George Bernard Shaw
Frustrating, isn’t it?
You ask your partner for something and the answer is
Yet, you still want it. It’s important. So you ask again, this time hoping the answer will be
But what if it’s not? What’s your plan B?
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Jan · 26