Communication problems are one of the biggest challenges couples face in a marriage. Inability to communicate effectively with one’s spouse can lead to one or both partners feeling unheard, not cared for, and/or unloved. The bad news is that communication problems can have a devastating and even fatal impact on a marriage. The good news is that with the right tools, communication difficulties are some of the easiest marital problems to fix. Here are five communication no-no’s that couples are often guilty of and what you can do to turn them around:
What do you do if you don’t love your spouse anymore? Is your marriage beyond repair? Is this feeling normal? Is it possible to love again? Couples are often confused when their relationship takes a turn for the worse. Yet, what they are not always aware of is that relationships occur in stages and that the ups and downs they may experience are normal and even serve a higher purpose to make their marriage even better. Understanding relationship stages helps couples normalize their situation and provide hope that their marriage can thrive once again.
If your marriage is in crisis, the task of saving your marriage may appear daunting. In my experience of working with countless couples on the verge of relationship disaster, I have identified five proven "save your marriage" steps to turn things around: You can save your marriage in 5 steps. 1) Commit.
Happiness in a relationship is much more than luck; it takes a daily conscious effort to put healthy relationship habits into practice. Sounds simple, but that alone is very important marriage counseling advice. In our marriage counseling practice, if we had to make some generalizations of habits we see happier couples using, it would be the following 11 marriage advice tips. Let’s learn about what these happy couples are avoiding and doing, and see how you can bring about more joy into your own relationship.
If your husband is not interested in marital intimacy it doesn’t necessarily mean that he is having an affair and getting it elsewhere. While it is a possibility, and could be a red flag if he has lost interest in sex, there are other factors that might be contributing to his lack of desire. Here’s what I would ask if your husband isn’t interested in marital intimacy
If you’re a man whose wife isn’t interested in marital intimacy or she flat out refuses intimacy, you are not alone. The good news is, that even if your wife refuses intimacy, there are some things you can do to help her become more interested in being with you intimately again. How do you fix a sexless marriage?
If you’ve not yet had the opportunity to experience Imago therapy, and you are looking for marriage counseling that works, here’s why we strongly suggest you try Imago. We’ve seen couples even in the worst of situations rescue their relationship through the transformational work of Imago therapy.
This is a powerful video of Oprah giving an overview of Imago therapy and talking about how Harville Hendrix changed the way she viewed relationships. Back in the 80s, Harville came on the Oprah Show and that show was archived into The Best of Oprah shows under the title “What your Marriage is trying to teach you”. That episode with Harville Hendrix began the momentum for Imago Therapy and the concept of the Harville Hendrix workshops to grow throughout the globe.
How do you know when your marriage is over? This is a question asked by many who call our office and do searches on the internet for marriage help. Many experts and couples themselves (and maybe even you) think that it is possible for couples to simply grow apart and that alone is a valid reason for divorce. It makes sense why they (you) would think that there is no point to stay in relationship. After all, their marriage feels lifeless, boring, and that maybe their spouse is holding them back from a better life.
"My husband is controlling!” “My wife is driving me crazy!” What drives you crazy about your spouse? Do you have a judgment that your husband is controlling and cheap? Do you feel that your wife is impulsive and irresponsible? If you take a few moments to reflect on the very traits that you can’t stand in others, you may be able to see a valuable gift that will teach you a little more about yourself and help you experience great change in your relationship. Projection: An age-old defense