Warning signs appear before a marriage is completely lost. Listen to your instincts and check out this marriage therapist advice on repairing your relationship with one another before it is too late.
The sad truth of the matter is this—human beings get sick from time to time. No great revelation here, but when your doctor or the doctor of your spouse or lover tells you that "surgery is required" it can be traumatic—to both of you! It can definitely ruin your day. When we get married we promise to love and cherish each other "until death do us part." Those are the traditional marriage vows most all of us recite when we get married.
We had a wonderful interview this past week in Southern California with a couple who had a marriage based on a 17-year, cross-continent NON-relationship! And what a wonderful story it was. Why 17 years you ask? What is this NON-relationship all about? Here is the bottom line. Steve went to high school with Sherrie. Their high school was in the state of Maryland. They dated steadily during their sophomore and junior years.
As love and marriage experts, our favorite research question for a woman whose marriage has failed is : Why do you think your marriage failed? The answer we often get from our female respondents is this, "I thought I could fix him." We wish she had asked us about this issue before she decided she could change him into "Mr. Right."
Studies have proven that there are four behaviors that (when avoided) greatly improve your chances of avoiding divorce.
Without a general agreement between the two of you about core values, what issues that you care deeply about and how you want to live your lives together as a couple, your chances of being happily married for a lifetime are not good. As love and marriage experts, we know that you simply cannot marry a man who doesn't share your values.
With our fast paced society and the extreme demands hitting us from every side, more and more couples find negativity taking over their marriage. An abrupt injection of positivity into your relationship is the only way to change the environment before it is too late.
I don’t have a college degree. Can I be a Certified Professional Coach? Absolutely! Our coach certification program offers the foundation you need with a tried and true curriculum jointly developed by Online Coach Institute and Grow Training Institute. In our coach program you learn about motivating clients toward goals, how to work ethically, how to coach in the business world and how to market your coach practice. That is your foundation.
"If the head and the body are to be well, you must begin by curing the soul." (Plato) Make no mistake about it – what we eat, drink, and otherwise ingest into our bodies has a significant effect on both our physical and mental health. The couples we have interviewed around the world who have great marriages know the importance of being healthy in BOTH a physical AND mental sense. Don’t shortchange your relationship by thinking otherwise.
When you have an argument with your significant other, do you reach for a pint of ice cream or a bag of barbecue chips? If you’re feeling lonely, do you find comfort in a bowl of mac and cheese or a slice of pizza? If so, you may be suffering from emotional eating disorder. Here's how to combat the problem.
After checking out Tony Gaskins Jr.'s five-star app iLifeCoach, his collection of well-received books on Amazon, including "Mrs. Right: A Woman's Guide To Becoming And Remaining A Wife," and hearing about his appearances on "Oprah" and The "Tyra Banks Show," you'd never have guessed that the man so confident and comfortable in his role as a champion for faith and family values is only 28 years old.
It's been days or weeks or even months since you and your ex called it quits. And you're fine. You're convinced everything happens for a reason, and you’'l be better off with someone else someday. You rarely even think of him. Until you do.
When you’re in a serious relationship, there’s a whole other element to consider when trying making a lifestyle change. These are choices that will affect your partner. Will your husband stubbornly stock the pantry with two packs of cookies for every bag of apples you buy? Will your efforts at bettering yourself cause tension in your relationship, as you suggest turning off the football game in order to talk more? Or will your partner be your biggest cheerleader, setting the alarm to hit the gym with you before work?
As far as difficult years go, Catherine Zeta-Jones has had a particularly tough 12 months. In the midst of raising her children and helping her husband, Michael Douglas, beat cancer, the stress finally caught up with her this week. She checked herself into a mental health facility to treat bipolar disorder, bringing an under-the-radar disease into the spotlight. As it turns out, it's far more common than you probably think. Zeta-Jones is just one of more than six million Americans who suffer from bipolar disorder—approximately one in 40 people—and even more cases of men and women experiencing this form of depression have gone undetected. If your partner is, or could be, suffering from bipolar disorder, then here's how you can help lend some support.