Facing Gridlock In Your Marriage Conflict?

What is gridlock? It is when you and your spouse encounter a conflict which you just can’t seem to resolve. You are both completely set in your viewpoints, and the same argument seems to come up again and again with neither of you ever budging. These discussions are hurtful and distressing for both of you, […]

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Maintaining Friendships In Your Marriage

If you asked any married person who the most important person in their life is, the large majority of these would name their spouse. No surprises there. So we move on to the next question – who are the other important people in your life? And this is where it gets interesting. Because how this […]

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Validating Emotions In A Healthy Marriage

“Why can’t you just be happy?!” “How can you be feeling angry about that?!” “You’re so sad all the time”. When you are experiencing problems in your marriage, you and your spouse are likely to be feeling a lot of different emotions. And the thing is, we can’t help but be affected by how our […]

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How love and intimacy changes over time

A common phrase we hear in our consultations with clients who report being ‘unhappy’ in their marriages is “We just don’t have the spark anymore”. A couple may be 2,5, or 10 years down the track, and start to feel like the passion has died, there are too many problems taking hold, and it’s time […]

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Get your spouse back on your side

Marriage is a team sport. Just as you couldn’t win a football match without ever passing to your teammates, you can’t keep a marriage healthy without supporting and communicating with your spouse. As is evident in the many marriage consultations we have with clients, marriage can start to fail when couples stop working WITH each […]

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3 steps to improve your marital communication

I’m sure you’ve heard time and time again that communication is the key to a successful relationship. After all, you can spend hours communicating with your spouse every day in your marriage. But as much as we are told that it is all about the communication, often we aren’t actually given any clues about how […]

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3 reasons why putting your spouse first is good for your children

A common message given in today’s society is that when you have children, your children’s needs always have to come first. But the trouble is, marriages often end up falling apart because the time and effort put into meeting the children’s needs often means the emotional needs of each spouse are neglected. Read below to […]

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How Humor Can Save Your Marriage

You’ve hit a point in your marriage where the fun and excitement has run dry, and all of your interactions seem to be full of tension or empty air. But don’t let any rough patch in your marriage take away what could be a lifetime of happiness together. You may not see it this way […]

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The 5 key ingredients for a healthy marriage

Part of being so closely connected to someone through the bonds of marriage means that the thoughts, feelings, and dreams of each spouse literally start to become intertwined. It is inevitable that our own self-views will become affected by how our partners see us, and thus it is possible for our partners to either boost […]

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Make these 8 vows to yourself today

When we get married, we make a lot of promises to our beloved - to ‘love and to cherish, in sickness and in heath, for as long as you both shall live’. But what promises do we make to ourselves when we get married? When we go through patches where the day-to-day grind becomes a […]

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