marriage advice

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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Selfish vs. Selfless In Your Relationship

Selfish vs. Selfless In Your Relationship

The key here is…

You have to find the balance in your relationship between selfless and selfish.

If you are constantly selfless and letting everyone else have the armrest – you will find yourself resentful and frustrated with lots of aches!

If you are consistently selfish you will push your partner away, make them feel uncomfortable, and probably live with some hidden guilt and anxiety. 

If you can find the balance between getting your needs met and meeting the needs of your spouse – then you can create the perfect airplane seating situation…

I Have A Dream....For Your Marriage...

I Have A Dream....For Your Marriage...

Reflecting on the day, I got curious and started looking up some of Martin Luther King, Jr's famous quotes…other than, "I have a dream…"  So many of his quotes really speak to how we should live every day.  He truly is an inspirational man. 

One of my favorite quotes I found from MLK, Jr. is, "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend." 

So true in life and especially in marriage....

A Simple Text That Can Save Your Marriage

A Simple Text That Can Save Your Marriage

About two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the world-class Jenny Stennerman, who helps women across the world find balance and create a life that rocks!  

I just found out that the podcast was released yesterday and I'm so excited to let you in on the fun. 

We had a great time, and offer some terrific actionable steps to transform your marriage and relationships today (include some parenting stuff!). 

Stop Complaining...

Stop Complaining...

Making this one change in the way you communicate - can start bringing you wealth in your relationship, life and home. 

Fight Less & Connect More Part III: Top 12 Communication Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Marriage & What To Do Instead

Although I could feel the hair on the back of my neck start to rise when my husband asked about plans for Thanksgiving -  I was pleasantly surprised when we managed to keep it together.  

We were able to use all of the communication skills we have been practicing for years to finally overcome one of our biggest holiday challenges!  It was actually pretty amazing!!

Fight Less & Connect More Part II: Listening vs. Hearing

Did you know that we spend 40% of our day listening to others?  And only 25% of that time are we being effective listeners.  This means that 75% of what we hear goes in one ear and out the other.  Imagine how much better our relationships would be, if we heard the other 75% of what our spouse said to us. 

Learn what you can do to be a more effective listener, and how it can be a game-changer in your marriage...