The Top 10 Signs of Midlife Crisis

In an article I wrote about midlife crisis in men and male menopause, I talked about how the crisis in mid-life is mostly a psychological one. Of course, there are also very real physical issues that men face as they...

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The Four Stages of a Relationship. What Stage is Yours In?

In an ideal world, being in a serious love relationship would be easy. There would be no angry arguments. There would be no volatile disagreements about children, pets, or former lovers. There would be no intense fighting or regular threats...

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Being Critical? Are You Helping or Hurting?

Most of us have heard the expression that a person is “his own worst critic”. We often do not give ourselves enough credit for performing well and regularly beat ourselves up for not performing better. For some of us it...

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6 Key Strategies for Couples Coping with Substance Abuse

Whatever the substance: alcohol, prescription medications, or street drugs, substance abuse can wreak havoc on any relationship. The use of drugs and alcohol can turn into substance abuse once a person allows the substance to become the focus of their...

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Why Your Second Marriage Is Shaky and How to Fix It

You probably didn’t figure on trouble in your second marriage. Certainly not trouble worthy of a second divorce. After all, this time, you really believed you knew how to keep that kind of relationship meltdown from happening again. Yet, here you...

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Starting a Stepfamily? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Here’s an interesting statistic: less than 50% of all kids under the age of 18 are living in a home where their parents are in their first marriage. Moreover it is likely that more than 40-50% of all adults...

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How to Keep Social Media From Ruining Your Relationship

Social media is supposed to keep you in touch with friends and loved ones. It’s meant to keep you from missing out and being left out. It reunites you, informs you, and gives you a platform to keep up...

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Premarital Counseling: 5 Steps to Take Before Marriage!

Congratulations! You are committed. Officially making the promise to do life for better or for worse. It’s a wonderful time. Enjoy! And do keep in mind, too, that there are some vital next steps to take. This is the time to...

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Do You Have a High EQ? 5 Ways to Tell If You’re Emotionally Intelligent

What attributes do you ascribe to someone who you think of as intelligent? Do you think of them as really smart? Do they have to know a lot? Do they have to have a great memory? Understand math? Speak...

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How Not to Break Up When the Going Gets Tough

No couple is immune to tough times. Every relationship suffers some level of stress, loss, transition, upset, and negativity. What is your marriage facing? Poor health or a career crisis? The loss of a parent or child? Is a financial crisis...

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