While you and your spouse cannot trade places, showing empathy to each other can go a long way toward strengthening your relationship. John and Greg discuss how to show empathy, even when there is tension in your relationship. Featuring Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley.
Dealing with Differences
I felt no compassion or motivation to heal our marriage or protect it from divorce. That’s how bad our more than 10-year relationship had become. Yet we did make it. We’re living a marriage that not only measures up to our wedding-day dreams but also surpasses them.
Sometimes, it’s good to reflect on why you married your spouse. To help you do that, John and Erin discuss the benefits of remembering how you fell in love. Featuring Mrs. Melanie Shankle.
Learn the characteristics of psychological flexibility and how demonstrating this underrated ability can help strengthen your marriage.
After being married for a while, your spouse’s patterns can turn from cute quirks to annoying habits. Figuring out how to cope so that you don’t become highly critical of your spouse is important.
If you find yourself married to your opposite, rejoice! You have access to a whole new set of skills and strengths that can make life a whole lot more well-rounded.
He couldn’t see a thing. A pitch-black cell left Ian feeling hopeless. How did my life end up like this? Ian Humphrey hit bottom when he was put in solitary confinement after starting a fight with another prisoner. His past and the darkness of his surroundings spoke to his soul: You are a failure, unworthy …
Friends often confide in each other when they have marriage problems. So what should we say — or not say — if we want to help a friend who confesses a marriage issue? Here are some guidelines to help.
Your spouse may act nothing like your ex, but without even realizing it, you might be unfairly reacting based on fears and emotions that are rooted in your previous marriage — these are triggers.
All couples fight. And it feels as if we’re fighting about something. But when we look at our conflicts, they can sound pretty insignificant. Big things don’t ensnare us as often as the little things.