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Husband Resents Time With Kids

Husband Resents Time With Kids

Why does your husband get cranky when you spend time with the kids? Why is he so demanding of your time when he knows you don’t have any!? A woman laments: “I don’t get it, Mom, he sees me dealing with the kids – diapering one, holding the other back from hitting the cat, and chasing the third down before he runs naked into the street - and all my husband does is get home from work, plop into the couch and complain “We never go out anymore”?!” “Men are like that,” her Mom says sympathetically.

Prayer, Gratitude and Acting As If

Prayer, Gratitude and Acting As If

The secret to success is feeling like your soulmate is here BEFORE he arrives. A Shaman's Lesson. In his book, Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer, Gregg Braden shares one of my favorite stories about accompanying a tribal shaman on a rain dance. He expected a big production of music, costumes and dance. However, he was quite surprised by what he saw.

Stick Through The Tough Stuff or Duck and Run?

Stick Through The Tough Stuff or Duck and Run?

When facing tough times in relationships, will you make the right choice? We've all heard the words a thousand times or more.  "For better or for worse."   But often when relationships hit the hard stuff, people find it easier to quit...to duck and run, than to stay put and work things through.  There are, of course, situations that require leaving immediately such as being in danger.  For that, you need to get immediate professional help and support.

Making Census Of Marriage Trends

Making Census Of Marriage Trends

What’s needed to understand the facts and determine if it's possible to create Better Marriages As an advocate of marriage, I pay very close attention to the current information about what’s happening for real people on the marriage front. Truth be told, all of it is a little confusing at times.

Why you buy what you buy

Why you buy what you buy

The other day, using my new iPad, I went on amazon.com, and ordered a copy of a new book with a very clever title: The consuming instinct: What juicy burgers, Ferraris, pornography, and gift-giving reveal about human nature. Dr. Saad has been a pioneer in bringing evolutionary ideas to the field of business. An overwhelming body of literature has demonstrated that human decision-making is influenced by adaptively motivated biases we inherited from our ancestors.

“Feeling sexy” is not required with infertility treatments

“Feeling sexy” is not required with infertility treatments

In the midsts of infertility? This article can help you keep your marriage strong and eggs fresh. I work with several obstetricians who specialize in infertility. When I talk to women undergoing infertility treatment, my heart goes out to them. They are recording their temperature every day, testing mucus, monitoring ovulation, injecting hormones at unheard of dosages, and usually feeling fat, bloated and tired. The goal is to put these feelings aside and still have sex on the scheduled days in the hopes of getting pregnant. Their husbands are part of the plan, and may have it just as tough.

At First Blush...

At First Blush...

Indeed, social blushing is both a common emotional response and a communicative signal. Indeed, social blushing is both a common emotional response and a communicative signal. I was conducting one of my He Speaks, She Speaks seminars on gender communication when a male participant began talking about the obvious biological differences between men and women, including their genitalia. I picked up the thread, and continued to discuss how genitals are one obvious marker of the differences. I was on my way to an elaboration on body size and how “big” men can get, meaning how much personal space they can take up. “Men have a tendency to get big,” I began. But the audience was still stuck on the idea of genitalia.

Let's Talk About Money!

Let's Talk About Money!

Are you excessive or abundant? Are you excessive or abundant? As humans we have to have two healthy relationships with non-human tools; Money and time. If we are in a poor relationship with either form our lives suffer. Money is a necessary tool we all need to make our lives work. Money does not bring happiness but it does bring freedom and security. When we are low on money we are low on security. When we lack security we get into intense feelings of fear. These fears impact identity, relationships, marriages, and our children.