09/22/2016

Be Accountabilibuddies

One of the first things we learn about having a successful relationship is that there needs to be healthy, proactive communication.  Though, because we are all human, sometimes there is a  in this proactivity.  You can’t turn back time to fix a mistake, but what you can do is aid in...   Continue Reading

 

09/08/2016

How to Deal with “Sexpectations” in Marriage

When it comes to marriage, expectations are one of the first things a marriage counselor, coach, or  will encourage you to put on the table and address. Oftentimes, people don’t even realize the rigidity of their expectations, or how many they actually have! Adult couples often squirm in...   Continue Reading

 

08/30/2016

You. Owe. Me.

Recently, my husband and I had an  about how to get rid of some junk in our garage.  I wanted to post it on Craig’s List for free.  He wanted to take it to the dump. I didn’t want to pay to get rid of it.  He didn’t want it sitting on our front yard.  We  and...   Continue Reading

 

08/26/2016

Gold Medal Marriage

The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close and for those who have watched, we have been inspired by seeing the fruits of the Olympians’ years of preparation and labor.  What can we learn from Olympians to inspire our pursuit of a “Gold Medal Marriage”? Recently I...   Continue Reading

 

08/18/2016

Pursuer vs. Distancer

I fight with my husband from time to time. It happens because  happens. We disagree, but then we figure it out and move forward. Sounds easy, right? Not exactly, but it is  now that he and I understand more about ourselves and our relationship. Until just recently, every time we disagreed, we...   Continue Reading

 

07/29/2016

Monopoly, Money, and Marriage

“I will buy water works from you for $250,” my husband offered.  We were playing our first  of Monopoly.  Sitting around the board was my daughter who is eight, my son who is ten, my husband Brad, and myself.  Having played board games with my husband for 13 plus years, I...   Continue Reading

 

06/30/2016

Healthy Routines Make for a Happy Couple

Did you know that routines in a relationship can be valuable? As a society, we have developed a strikingly negative perspective of falling into a routine in our relationships.  We view spontaneity as the ideal norm.  With that being said, spontaneity is  in a relationship, but routines...   Continue Reading

 

06/17/2016

The Rules of Taking a Time-Out

One of the most significant  I help couples learn to implement into their conflict process is the time-out. Though I’m sure this term makes you think of a toddler sitting in the corner of a kitchen on their mini-stool with a parent standing over them shaking their finger, a time-out in the...   Continue Reading

 

06/09/2016

When Money Changes, Marriage Changes

When we think of retirement, we usually think about it in terms of. When money changes because of retirement, other changes in the  happen without much consideration. I recently sat down with several couples to learn about how retirement impacted their marriages. All had been married for over...   Continue Reading
 
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