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How to work through major problems

All couples encounter major problems from time-to-time. You are not going to get along 24/7. Problems don’t disappear once you adjust. Expect occasional conflicts throughout married life. This is [...]

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3 Critical Expectations You Cannot Avoid Talking About

When it comes to expectations about married life this is a question in the minds of most partners. “What do you expect from me?” Have you asked this of each other? And—have you taken time to [...]

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5 Do’s and Don’ts of Couple Communication

When it comes to couple communication, here’s a request I get a lot. “Help us learn how to communicate right!” Sadly, many of the couples asking the question have been married for several [...]

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1 Thing That Sets Connected Couples Apart

What is the one thing that sets connected couples apart from others? It’s not just what they do per se. We’ve covered that in previous blogs. Things like: good communication mutual support [...]

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How to Stop Your Big But From Squashing Your Partner

One of the issues Marian and I deal with from time-to-time is our big buts. No matter what we do to disguise them, our big buts have caused some problems. I mean, there have been times my big but [...]

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4 Simple Steps to Set Boundaries

If you want to get good at setting boundaries you’ve come to the right place. In my previous blog I highlighted 4 benefits you can expect by setting boundaries. Here I’m going to give [...]

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4 Benefits You Can Expect By Setting Boundaries

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How to use a time-out when an argument gets out of control

You’re just trying to get dinner on the table so the kids can eat, finish homework, take baths, and get to bed at a reasonable hour. But the kids aren’t cooperating and your spouse is [...]

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How to Raise the Comfort Level in Communication

Most couples come to see me for help in communication. When asked to describe the problem, I often hear… “When we fell in love opening up was effortless. We could talk for hours! Now [...]

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Why Your Guy Struggles With Communication

Sometimes guys get a bad rap from their female counterparts when it comes to communication. We can come across as being disinterested, insensitive, or clueless! Why is it that a guy can be so [...]

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