Category Archives: Marriage Round Up

Can You Change Your Spouse? I did!

Change Your Spouse

Back in the early years of my marriage, I wanted my spouse to change. Not everything, just a few things that drove me crazy. They say you can’t change others and while technically, that is true, you might be surprised to find you have more power than you think to change other people.

Here is the secret: to change someone else you have to first be willing to change something YOU are doing. Think about it for a second. Most of us get upset and demand, complain or criticize our spouse for not changing. If demanding, complaining or criticizing worked, you wouldn’t need this article. I tried those things for years and nothing was getting better in my marriage. In fact, things were getting much worse. But here is how I changed one thing I was doing and it really did change my husband’s behavior.

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Want a Healthy Marriage? Insightful Articles You Don’t Want to Miss

This week I’ve rounded up several articles that I think are really insightful about a healthy marriage, relationships and the hard work of keeping a marriage healthy.  I invite you to read these posts and the latest from our blog, listed at the end of this roundup.

As always, we’re here to help you strengthen your marriage, even if your spouse won’t come along.  We can help you make personal changes that oftentimes make a spouse stop and think twice about leaving your marriage for good.  Contact us here.

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Glennon Doyle Melton from the Momastary blog is really spot on here.  A Way to Have Conversations That Will Lead to Deeper Relationships.

“My husband [or wife] doesn’t understand me. We are so different. We don’t really have anything in common.”  Does this sound like you?

Parenting with a broken heart.  Life after infidelity. (There’s hope.)

Tired of co-existing with your people & want to actually connect?  See what relationship expert Dr. Kim Kimberling has to say here.

The Huffington Post published an article from Lorraine Ladish of Viva Fifty, who found love later in life.  I’m impressed with the amount of self-care and study that she took to get to that point.

This is one of the best commentaries I’ve read on the phrase, “marriage is hard work.”

I thought this was really insightful.  I’ve said before that complaining (or nagging) is only the first step in voicing concern over an issue.  Here’s a take on why complaining doesn’t get you what you want, and what will.

Is it possible to “dance” once again?  We think so.  Marriage, a Sacred Dance 

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Recent Posts from The Marriage Place

Do Ultimatums in Marriage Work?

How to tell your spouse you cheated.  (In light of the Ashley Madison hack.)

Our counselor Dan Umphress writes an open letter to women about men that I thought was so spot on.  I hope you’ll take a moment to read it.

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