Tag Archives: expectations

How to make marriage last forever

How do we make marriage last forever? There is a concept with marriage in our society that I just don’t get.   It is the idea that when attraction leaves, the marriage is over.   Or when you don’t feel IN love anymore, it is time to move on.   This seems crazy to me. […]

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What Not Having Sex Does to Your Marriage

Not Having Sex A lot of couples I see in my office eventually end up sharing that they’re not having sex. Lately, I’m seeing a lot of angry, shut down men. That’s a good clue for what is really going on. When a couple isn’t having sex, it is usually the wives who initiate therapy. They […]

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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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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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The Blame Game: Why We Need to Stop Playing

Playing the blame game is poisonous Blame is poisonous for personal growth because it allows you to keep the focus on someone else. Even worse, it forces you in a victim position because you can’t control the person you are blaming. That means you have no control over the painful situation and keeps you stuck. […]

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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 […]

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