Archive for 2016

3 Quick Tips to Handle Holiday Conflict

www.prepare-enrich.com   Imagine you are sitting at the outrageously decorated holiday table that your sister spent all morning setting.   Your most loved relatives are sitting around you, chatting, laughing, and grazing.  Your uncle starts up a conversation with your husband about politics from across the table.  He makes a comment about an immigration policy and […]

Unplug!

by Corey Allen www.simplemarriage.net   If you are like me, you spent a good deal of your day with your computer on, Gmail (or whatever email service you use) running in the background, several browser screens going throughout the day, as well as a few other programs thrown in for good measure. To top it off your phone […]

Holidaze Eminent

by Eddie and Sylvia Robertson adapted from Wonderful Wednesdays We are experiencing the most holiday packed time of year. It is a time filled with activities and emotions. We each have expectations, and others have expectations of us. There is a whirlwind of activities from Thanksgiving travel to Christmas parties for every group where we […]

Resolutions: New Year’s and Beyond

“We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.”                                                                               Hillary DePiano, New Year’s Thieve Patterns of behavior are very hard to change.  We are more likely to achieve our resolutions and goals if we have the support and encouragement of others. Many people who make a […]

Keep Your Relationship Together: The 10 Essentials

Keep Your Relationship Together: The 10 Essentials

By Dr. Michael Levittan, Licensed Psychotherapist, and Recognized Expert on Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Child Abuse, and PTSD   This is not the 50s or even the 90s. Relationships seem to be more and more transitory. Divorce rates are high, break-ups frequent, and long-term commitment is more the exception than the rule. There is hope, […]

Surviving Well-Intentioned (Overbearing) In-Laws

by Malini Bhatia www.marriage.com I didn’t just gain a husband when I got married. I gained his entire family. I’ve heard people say they didn’t marry the family, they married the man. I suppose I’m a little confused at that statement, as I didn’t realize there was an option there. I mean, come on, family […]

Managing Money Problems in Your Marriage

by Malini Bhatia www.marriage.com   Money problems in marriage are as common as the cold. But just like the cold, marital finances can cause headaches, too. That is, if you aren’t managing things as well as you should. We’ve all been there. Married life can be complicated. Get two different people together, and you’re bound […]