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Marriage with a No-Strings Attached Mindset

The other day, I found myself excitedly planning several things I wanted to do to surprise my husband. I quickly made a mental checklist of what I needed to make it happen and then quickly realized I was unintentionally planning things I could ask for in return for my “kindness.” If I made his favorite…

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Communication is Vital!

George Bernard Shaw was attributed to saying, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” This problem that Shaw observed is often the result of one or more factors happening unbeknownst to the individual speaking. Something was spoken, but… what was said was misinterpreted. the recipient was distracted and did not…

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Intimacy Gets Good When This Gets Strong

Whether I work with pre-marital couples or couples that have been together for thirty years, I often see one constant challenge when it comes to relationship struggles: communication. I once thought that communication was important so that couples could primarily discuss budgets, dreams, parenting, and sex. Yet, the more I provide counseling and coaching, the…

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The Gift of Disappointment

All marriages face disappointment. It doesn’t matter how well matched or how mature we are. We shouldn’t feel worried about occasional bouts of disappointment. We should feel concerned if we get stuck there. When we experience disappointment and it’s neither spouse’s fault (such as a loss of employment due to corporate downsizing or infertility), we…

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