marriage

Is Your Marriage SUPPOSED To Make You Happy?

Is Your Marriage SUPPOSED To Make You Happy?

Your Happiness OR The Happiness of Your Marriage? 

I’ve said it before, “The success of your relationships is directly related to your own personal success.” 

However, if you are counting on your marriage (or your spouse) to bring your endless joy - you may be barking up the wrong tree. 

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6 Greatest Hurdles to Improving Your Marriage

Have you felt stuck, unfulfilled or unhappy in your marriage? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything and it’s just hopeless.

You still love your spouse, you want to stay together for the kids’ sake…but you’re not sure how much longer you can go on in a relationship that doesn’t meet your needs.

You’re not alone. Studies show that most couples struggle in their relationships for 6 years before seeking help.

Wow! 6 years of spinning your wheels, reading self-help books and hoping something will magically change.

In this week's blog, I'm going to break down the 6 Greatest Hurdles to Improving Your Marriage and give you the tools for jumping right over these hurdles!

Ready to become a high-jumper? Read more...

5 Ways To Rebuild Trust In Your Relationship

5 Ways To Rebuild Trust In Your Relationship

“Love is weakest when there is more doubt than trust.  Love is strongest when we learn to trust in spite of doubt”  - Unknown

Often when the topic of trust comes up our brains go straight to infidelity.  However, trust in most marriages is broken way before an affair – it is broken through out daily interactions.

Trust is broken when we don’t meet our partner’s emotional needs.  It is broken when we come home late from work after promising to be on time.  It is broken when we choose our parent’s or friend’s interests over the interest of the relationship.    

Are You Married To A Narcissist?

Are You Married To A Narcissist?

Narcissism in general terms is being self-centered, selfish or needing to feel special - and we all can do some of these things - some of the time.  Often, we can display signs of narcissism when we need to booster our confidence, hide our vulnerabilities or protect ourselves from being sad, lonely or scared.

The Secret to Emotional Intimacy

The Secret to Emotional Intimacy

Don't be a tourist in your spouse's city - start recreating emotional intimacy in your relationship with this simple conversation.

This Powerful Secret of Amazing Couples....

This Powerful Secret of Amazing Couples....

Learn the #1 reason for divorces and unhappy marriages - and what you can do about it!

Re-IGNITING THE PASSION! [FREE GIFT]

Re-IGNITING THE PASSION! [FREE GIFT]

Need some quick tips for igniting the passion in your relationship tonight?  Read this and click the link for a FREE GIFT!

Holidays, In-Laws and Beer, oh my!

Holidays, In-Laws and Beer, oh my!

Speaking of family get-togethers….the holidays are right around the corner.  And you know what that means – lots of food, gifts, receiving, thoughtfulness, new beginning and a lot of time with your in-laws!   

The first fights couples have around this time of year is – whose family gets which holiday.  I can remember many fights my husband and I had about this, especially after we had kids.  There is a lot of guilt associated to spending time without your family on holidays, and sometimes a lot of stress associated with spending time with your in-laws family (or vice versa).  In any case, it’s important that you and your spouse get on the same page. Here are three tips for doing just that!

Being gracious...

Being gracious...

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others" - Cicero

I am a huge believe in gratitude.  I know that it can make a huge difference in our lives, relationships, career and overall happiness.  

 

Just to give you an idea of what gratitude can do for you, I grabbed this infographicfrom integrative health institute.  

 

-  Gratitude improves well-being more than doubling you income

-  Those who practice gratitude are well-liked and have better relationships

-  Gratitude helps to improve sleep and lower stress and anxiety

-  Gracious people are more likely to exercise and eat healthier

- Gratitude improves overall happiness!

Is Jealousy Good?

Is Jealousy Good?

Are there ever times when you compare your relationship to others?

I understand the feeling.  You see your coworkers get flowers from her husband just for being her, then you walk down the street and it seems that every couple you pass is holding hands.  You just watched your neighbors husband carry out the trash, and heard her say earlier that he vacuumed the whole house.

You start to compare your relationship to the relationships around you.