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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4 Vital Skills that Make Problem-solving Possible

"Problem-solver." In career circles, the descriptor is right up there with “team player” and “detail-oriented.” People love to tout the importance of finding solutions and how good they are at it. John is sure to put it on his resume and...

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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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The Top 10 Tips to Creating a Great Relationship

Lack of communication is one of the most frequent complaints cited by couples coming to counseling offices. Communication of course is multi-faceted and may mean different things to different people. It is clearly not just the words partners say to...

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Why Valentine’s Day Matters and How to Make the Most of It

Google Valentine’s Day and you will be struck by a wealth of Valentine's articles, advice, and discussion not really focused on couples at all. Instead, the headlines read this way:       "Valentine’s Day: Just another Way to Prolong Holiday Spending"       "How...

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The Long Road Back: Making Amends for Bad Behavior

Everyone makes mistakes. It is an old cliché but completely true for all of us. When dealing with a spouse or partner, however, the question becomes how bad of a mistake has been made and whether the person who made...

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Do You Desire More or Less Sex Than Your Partner?

How do you feel in bed with your partner? Great and completely at ease and natural? Or rejected, confused, unwanted, undesirable, pressured, guilty, anxious or misunderstood? On opposite sides of the mattress, emotions can run high. Especially when partners realize that,...

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How to Keep Financial Fights From Ruining Your Marriage

Are money problems in your marriage driving a contentious wedge between you? Are you considering marriage counseling to try and stop the constant bickering about spending, debt, and monetary infidelity? You’re not alone. Unfortunately, financial fights are frequently named as a...

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How to Have a Difficult Conversation

We tend to avoid difficult conversations for many reasons. We may be afraid to start a fight; we may think we would be rejected or misunderstood; we don’t want to annoy; maybe the point we would like to make...

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