How do you make your wife feel special? It is often the simple and small gestures that help to make your partner feel loved and appreciated. We need to express and remind each other of the love we feel every day, several times a day. You may be wondering how you can make your wife…
Keeping Relational Aggression Out of Your Relationship
Many people remember the middle school drama when rumors spread quickly or peer misunderstandings led to the “silent treatment.” In research on relationships, these practices have names. Rumor spreading and gossiping are called “social sabotage” and the silent treatment is one way to engage in “love withdrawal.” Both these behaviors are considered “relational aggression” or…
Chase or Be Chased: The Distancer-Pursuer Relationship
After getting married, some find they have difficulty expressing their true emotions to their spouse. Much of what they learned about emotional expression may have come from experiences in their families growing up. For example, in my family, displaying any emotion besides happiness was discouraged. I was taught that if I was feeling any kind…
You Get What You Tolerate
We Often Hear We Need to Be Tolerant People, But Does That Necessarily Make Sense in a Marriage? We hear a lot of people talk about tolerance. So, what does tolerance mean by definition? Tol · er · ance (n): The ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or…
Couples Who Laugh Together, Last Together.
Why laughter is one of the most important things a couple can share.
Playing the Love Game
Can you play the game of love and come out a winner?
Wedleasing Your Happiness
Is there an easier way to have a divorce? What about a short-term marriage?
The Ripe Age for Marriage
When should you get married? Is there anything to consider beyond your age?
Dating and Dogs
Could your love for dogs help you find you love?
Putting Your Marriage on the Operating Table
Is divorce ever healthy?