When you first get married, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to think that something as mundane as housework could ever destroy the love between you and your beloved, right? But unfortunately, the sad reality is that the way couples manage household tasks has a MASSIVE impact on their marriage satisfaction and their overall well being.
A step which is absolutely VITAL in your efforts to save any marriage – is how to control your reactions to your spouse. The fact is that you can’t control your spouse’s behavior. But you can control your REACTIONS to your spouse’s behavior. And if these reactions change for the better, the outcomes will also become more positive. But if you DON’T change your reactions to your spouse’s negative behavior, the same consequences will emerge and the same dysfunctional loop … Continue reading “How to Communicate Better with Your Spouse”
One of the most common questions asked is what spouses should do when they feel that there is no ‘passion’, ‘chemistry’, or ‘spark’ left in their marriage. At this point, couples are usually reporting a large decline in their sex life, a lack of physical affection, and general feelings of not being ‘in love’ anymore.
Today we are working with Amy Waterman. Do you often feel controlled by your spouse? Do you feel that your spouse has all of the power in your marriage, and that you are under their ‘command’? An imbalance of control in a marriage is a major sign that the relationship is in ill-health. Over-control is when one spouse (husband or wife) tries to make the other do things, think, or feel a certain way, rather than accepting the natural differences that … Continue reading “Marriage Secrets to Success.”
Today we have Amy Waterman with us and we are going into a tough topic that does require you to look DEEPLY within yourself, and possibly identify some areas of self-improvement. However, I hope that you find it rewarding and eye-opening… And hopefully it can provide a basis for change in your marriage. Because remember, you ALWAYS have power to bring about change in your situation simply by making changes to your OWN behavior.
Do you and your spouse find yourselves constantly fighting about everything when it comes to your children? Can you never seem to agree on things like discipline, bedtimes, and who can take the kids to sports practice? If so, you’re not alone. Parenting is challenging, especially when spouses have experienced completely different upbringings.
I Love You but I’m not In Love With You Did your spouse tell you, “I love you, but I’m not IN LOVE with you?” What does that statement mean? A person who says, “I love you, but I’m not IN LOVE with you,” is making a distinction between 2 different feelings. But NEITHER of those feelings are love! Join me on this blog with Mort Fertel founder of Marriage Fitness.
Sorry can be the HARDEST thing to say to your spouse – I’m sure you all agree! By saying this, you’re admitting that you’ve messed up and have hurt one of the people you love the most. It’s never easy. But the thing is, we’re all human and we ALL make mistakes. And unfortunately, sometimes we make mistakes that really hurt our spouses. When this happens, it’s our job to accept responsibility for our actions and apologize – EVEN when your mistake … Continue reading “Love’s Healing Process.”