15 Date Night Questions to Ask Your Spouse

Finally!  You can pat yourself on the back because you actually planned a date night with your spouse.   You know it is one of those things you should do to keep the home fires burning, but life keeps getting in the way.   But what you are going to talk about for 90 minutes […]

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FAQ: “Why Is Marriage So Hard?”

Today we’re answering one of the most frequently asked questions: “Why Is Marriage So Hard?” If you think marriage is easy, you may not be doing it right. Falling in love. Committing to a lifetime together. Sex.  Kids.  Bills.  Vacations.  Yard work.  Sickness.  Inlaws.  Outlaws.   It’s all part of this thing we call marriage. […]

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Why Should I Stay Married?

stay married My husband and I are clearing out clutter. It is a time consuming adventure into the past.  We started by just going through stacks of books and piles of paper trying to sort them into more organized stacks and piles we labeled keep, toss or give away.   But we get easily sidetracked […]

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Transform your life: Our New Breaking Free Workshop

Do you frequently feel anxious or depressed? Do you struggle with anger and resentment? Does your life feel unreasonably hard or unmanageable? At The Marriage Place, we have discovered that traditional talk therapy alone doesn’t always help couples improve their relationship. Sometimes, you have to go deeper and look at how childhood experiences have shaped […]

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How to Avoid Valentine’s Day Disappointment This Year

Let me be frank: this upcoming Valentine’s Day may not live up to your expectations. It rarely ever does. But what if I told you it could be different? While a romantic evening with an attentive partner, a wonderful babysitter for the kids, and an endless budget for a gourmet meal might be ideal, Valentine’s […]

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Friendship in Marriage: The Recipe for Reconnection

A post from Dan Umphress In my work as a Marriage Coach, I talk every week with people who have heard from their spouse some variation of “I love you, but I’m not in love with you anymore. I want a divorce.”   I am not writing to address the pain and shock of hearing […]

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