These articles focus on the preservation and strengthening of marriages. The professionals who wrote these articles share the wisdom they have gained over many years of helping couples succeed.
I am often asked what I think about the divorce rate. Followed by the question, what do I think of the ‘fact’ that people don’t want to get married anymore? So, I decided to address these questions and share my point of view in this article.
Of course it sounds like a ridiculous question! How could anyone possibly not know what the word 'happiness' means?! The fact of the matter, though, is that many people have never really thought about it-- and, if you are reading this book, you and your spouse may not even know if you both have the same definitions!
In order for any relationship to be successful, there must be consistent good communication. Although this is true for any relationship, it is most essential in marriage. In nearly every marriage which has begun to deteriorate, lack of communication is one of the main factors.
Only twenty years ago, people would casually stroll the neighborhood, stop and chat with each other or walk down the street and greet you cordially. Nowadays people walk at a very fast pace and for the most part just walk past you looking at the ground lost in their own thoughts. It seems less people will say hello to a stranger.
What's the key to a successful relationship? Some might think that's the million dollar question. Sometimes it's just the simple things, that we easily forget or think are unimportant that hold the key to a healthy and happy relationship. We have compiled 8 key relationship tips on how to make your relationship go the distance.
Unhappy married couples wonder if marriage counseling works to save marriages and reconnect spouses. Here are four signs couples therapy may be successful.
There are various types of communication, which exist with different purposes. I find it helpful to divide communications into categories because some couples have more trouble with one category than another. Identifying the trouble spots in their communicational array will make for more specific and speedy solutions to their communication problems.
When misunderstood and over or under expressed, this all too natural emotion can be a destructive force in any relationship, especially a marital relationship. The reality is that when in a close, long-term relationship, something one person says or does will evoke anger in the other; it is inevitable. A happy, healthy relationship does not mean never getting angry; it means knowing there will be feelings of anger, understanding one's own anger, being able to hear another's anger, and, expressing anger in ways that show respect for self and others.
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Parenting can be very stressful. Whether you are a stay at home parent or a working parent, a single parent or a married parent, mother or father, parent of one child or several children; remaining cool, calm and full of energy can help get you through the day. Below are some simple stress management tips and relaxation exercises that have proven useful to adults whether or not they are a parent. By taking a moment to consider which stress management tools will work for you and then putting them into practice immediately will help to provide the stress management approach you are looking for and the stress relief you deserve.
A new independent path can be exciting, but finances can be dramatically impacted. Household income usually decreases, and expenses typically increase. Understanding how income and expenses change after divorce can be a critical component in future financial independence.