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  • How to Rebuild Trust: To the Spouse Who Was Unfaithful

    || 31-Mar-2015

    Choosing to commit an affair is no easy decision. Most spouses wrestle through frustration, guilt, and bitterness even in the midst of an affair. If your spouse has just found out that you cheated on them, all of these feelings may be rushing to the surface, with shame or regret becoming increasingly overwhelming. While it may seem like your world is turned upside down with no course of relief, ...
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  • Technology and its Role in Relationships

    || 5-Dec-2013

    Undoubtedly, technological advancements have drastically shaped the way we interact with networks outside our immediate range, but they have affected exchanges with one another in a personal and physical manner. Instant gratification: it is a term that is used repeatedly when referencing our society today. College graduates demand well-paying jobs right away simply because they have a degree, ...
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  • Ten Tips on How to Argue Less With Your Spouse

    || 28-Oct-2011

    Conflict in a relationship can actually help make the relationship stronger if it is handled constructively. If a couple fights constructively, couples typically argue less and their communication becomes more effective. However, destructive fights that lead nowhere only cause defensiveness, resentment, hurt and disappointment. This usually leads to a downward spiral when conflict occurs, and no ...
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  • 5 Easy Mistakes You Might Be Making In Your Marriage

    || 15-Oct-2011

    In this week’s blog, I’m highlighting an article by Gretchen Rubin, where she talks about the 5 mistakes she keeps making in her marriage, and the strategies she is using to address them. Here is a sneak peak at the mistakes: Demanding gold stars Using a snappish tone Not showing enough consideration Score-keeping Taking my husband for granted These are common issues in many marriages, ...
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  • Secrets of a Successful Second Marriage

    || 22-Sep-2011

    According to the Census Bureau report “Marital Events of Americans: 2009”, the divorce rate for second marriages is no higher than for first marriages. Overall, second marriages are shorter. But that’s because they are usually later in life and are more likely to end when a spouse passes away. For those marriages that end in divorce, they appear to last about the same amount of ...
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  • 8 Books That Could Save Your Marriage

    || 25-Aug-2011

    This week I’m highlighting a list of 8 books that have changed how we as a society talk about marriage. The books in this list are written by authors who attempt to unravel the mystery of what love really is, and how to make it last. Let me know if you have read any of these books, and what your thoughts are about them!
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  • How to Talk to Your Children About Dating After Divorce

    || 12-Aug-2011

    Talking to your kids about your dating life after divorce can be an excruciating task. Awkward, embarrassing, and uncomfortable are some of the words people use to describe these conversations. In this article, Jennifer Mattern gives a fresh perspective on how she handles dating after divorce and what works for her family. In the end, she marvels about how much more her young girls teach her, than ...
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  • What it Takes to Keep Your Marriage Healthy

    || 8-Aug-2011

    This week I’m highlighting an article by Lisa Oz, Dr. Mehmet Oz’s wife. She is the author of Us: Transforming Ourselves and the Relationships That Matter Most, and in this brief article talks about her viewpoint on 3 important things you can do to keep your marriage healthy. They all revolve around strategies to stay connected with your partner. Here is a sneak peek at her 3 ...
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  • What Your Marriage Needs to Survive

    || 18-May-2011

    In addition to using my blog to give you information that helps navigate the difficult divorce process, I also like to use it to provide you information on how to strengthen and maintain a healthy, strong marriage. Though this may seem counter-intuitive for a collaborative divorce attorney, my desire is to help couples and protect children from stressful divorce proceedings. As such, I would like ...
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  • How to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

    || 1-Apr-2011

    Okay, so it’s April Fool’s Day and I thought I might take a lighter approach to our blog this week. I came across this article in Real Simple magazine about how to divorce-proof your marriage. It’s a somewhat tongue-in-cheek article from a couple of happily wed comedians. I laughed, but even through the comedy of the article, there are some genuine nuggets of good advice here. I ...
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  • 10 Rules for Friendly Fighting for Couples

    || 17-Feb-2011

    Most of us realize healthy relationships require a give and take by both parties, however we also need to recognize at times a relationship may require the skills of “friendly fighting”. “Friendly fighting” means being able to deal with conflict respectfully and working together to find an acceptable solution. These skills are effective not only for married couples, but any ...
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  • 10 Rules for Friendly Fighting for Couples

    || 17-Feb-2011

    Most of us realize healthy relationships require a give and take by both parties, however we also need to recognize at times a relationship may require the skills of “friendly fighting”. “Friendly fighting” means being able to deal with conflict respectfully and working together to find an acceptable solution. These skills are effective not only for married couples, but any ...
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