If you're relationship is hitting a hard point, consider the benefits of a couples counselor.
One marriage therapist explains why Melissa Gorga's new book paints her as an abused victim — and not as the marriage authority she sees herself being.
This marriage therapist has some great advice for couples with contrasting work schedules. How can you find time for household upkeep, childcare and romance? Read on to discover the tricks.
When Annika found out that Greg had cheated on her, she was flooded with emotions. In their 12 years of marriage, nothing like this had every happened to them before. Annika’s feelings were very complicated to her, and she struggled to understand them. She described her reaction when she Greg first revealed his affair: "I felt sad, yes, and angry. But I also felt very isolated—I didn’t know how I would ever be able to face my friends." What Annika didn’t realize is that many of her friends have experienced infidelity in their relationships.
We like to think that the holiday season is a blissful time for all, but for many couples, it can create extra stress to an already rocky marriag
Instead of lavishing money and attention on your spouse a few times a year,lavish curiosity on them throughout your time together. Adopt an approach of open, engaged interest. When you're curious, you learn new things about your mate—his desires, fears and struggles. You'll hear secrets, wishes, regrets. You'll learn practical things, like what she really would like to do on her birthday.
A happy marriage rests on a foundation of unquestioned trust. If you want your marriage to be all it can be, you must know how to create this kind of trust. Most couples think of trust exclusively in terms of being sexually faithful, which is essential, but there's more to it.
We call it "dropping the bomb" syndrome and it usually follows the same pattern: one partner believes their marriage is going along fine when the other suddenly announces it's over; finished, done, period. It turns out that things were far from fine; there was a lot of denial going on, a lot of saying 'yes' when you mean 'no' and a lot of unexpressed anger simmering just below the surface. When that simmer reaches a boil, the bomb drops. How can you know if your husband is really happily married? Is there a way to tell if your marriage is bomb proof? When he says "I love you" can you believe it? Here are ten ways to know he's happy in your marriage.