How to Say “I’m Sorry” and Really Mean It

Sorry can be the HARDEST thing to say to your spouse – I’m sure you all agree! By saying this, you’re admitting that you’ve messed up and have hurt one of the people you love the most. It’s never easy. But the thing is, we’re all human and we ALL make mistakes. And unfortunately, sometimes […]

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5 reasons your spouse is pulling away

You live with your spouse. You see them every day. But why does it feel like lately they have been a million miles away? How is it possible that this person you know so well has started feeling like a stranger? And most importantly, how can you get them to come back to you? There […]

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The secret marriage poison in your home

When you first get married, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to think that something as mundane as housework could ever destroy the love between you and your beloved, right? But unfortunately, the sad reality is that the way couples manage household tasks has a MASSIVE impact on their marriage satisfaction and their overall wellbeing. In fact, sharing household […]

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4 Ways to Become a Parenting Team

Do you and your spouse find yourselves constantly fighting about everything when it comes to your children? Can you never seem to agree on things like discipline, bedtimes, and who can take the kids to sports practice? If so, you’re not alone. Parenting is challenging, especially when spouses have experienced completely different upbringings. But letting […]

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6 Things About Marriage Counseling

Marriage counseling (or therapy) is never an experience couples are likely to feel excited about. Dealing with problems between yourself and someone you love is never easy, and for some the thought of going to counseling sessions with their spouse is terrifying. But often what we are really afraid of is the unknown. Marriage therapy […]

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The Dos and Don'ts of Dealing With Marital Complaints

Even in the healthiest of marriages spouses have complaints to make about one another. It’s true. It’s not the complaints themselves that cause trouble in a marriage, it is the way that spouses HANDLE complaints. This blog post is written as a bit of a ‘question-and-answer’ session about the dos and don’ts of dealing with […]

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4 things to remember when the chemistry has ‘died’

In our marriage consultations, we are often asked for advice on what spouses should do when they feel that there is no ‘passion’, ‘chemistry’, or ‘spark’ left in their marriage. At this point, couples are usually reporting a large decline in their sex life, a lack of physical affection, and general feelings of not being […]

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Marriage Exercise: Helpful vs harmful reactions

Today’s exercise is about learning how to control your reactions to your spouse - a step which is absolutely VITAL in your efforts to save your marriage. The fact is that you can’t control your spouse’s behavior. But you can control your REACTIONS to your spouse’s behavior. And if these reactions change for the better, […]

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Control issues in your marriage

Do you often feel controlled by your spouse? Do you feel that your spouse has all of the power in your marriage, and that you are under their ‘command’? An imbalance of control in a marriage is a major sign that the relationship is in ill-health. Over-control is when one spouse (husband or wife) tries […]

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How to receive negative feedback from your spouse

Negative feedback is something we unfortunately have to encounter throughout our lives, in many different areas. We receive it from teachers, professors, bosses, family, friends, sports coaches, and sometimes even strangers. But negative feedback is never harder to hear than when it comes from our spouse. Because our spouse is the person we love the […]

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