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Archive for March, 2017

Love and Marriage and Money: Can you get all Three?

 By Chuck Bentley The millions spent on Valentine’s Day may fuel the passions of new love, but if you want “happily ever after” you may want to consider a budget. I once counseled newlyweds, who just six months after their wedding, were struggling to keep their marriage together. The reason was no mystery. They had […]

Raising Socially Competent Kids

By Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane   No doubt you have seen your kids with their eyes glued to a computer screen, television or mobile device. And you may have wondered how technology is affecting them. The moving pictures on television, in video games and in apps are extremely stimulating, and a child’s brain is […]

Is Your Smartphone Coming Between You and Your Spouse?

By Greg Smalley How much do you love your smartphone? Probably not as much as the California man who married his phone in a Las Vegas wedding chapel during the summer of 2016! OK, so the ceremony in Vegas may have been ridiculous, but this man made his point about how connected people are to […]

Seven-year Itch? Boredom Can Hurt A Marriage

Science Daily 2009 Boredom, not only conflicts, causes couples to lose interest in their marriage, new findings indicate. Researchers at the University of Michigan and Stony Brook University interviewed 123 couples in their seventh year of marriage and again nine years later. “These findings show directly, for the first time, that not only conflicts but […]

Dull days wreck a marriage faster than fighting

By Linda Carroll Shared adventures help stave off boredom in a marriage. And boredom, according to new research, is a top romance killer. When Jana Dolnik and her husband, Ladia, signed up for horseback-riding lessons, they never expected that their new hobby would come with an added bonus: sparks to rekindle their decades-long marriage. As […]

70 ways boredom can kill a marriage (and women are more likely to lose interest than men)

By Fiona Macrae for the Daily Mail Stale mates: The research showed that while men are more likely to be bored with a partner outside of marriage, for those couples who had tied the knot the roles reversed Women are more likely to become bored in a marriage than men, according to a study. The […]

Can this marriage be saved?

By Anna Miller for American Psychological Association With up to 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, new research by psychologists is delineating the factors that make love last. Ask any young couple how long their marriage will last, and chances are, they’ll say forever, says Clark University psychologist Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PhD, an expert […]

5 Steps to Beat Boredom in Your Relationship

Psychology Today By: Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. It’s common for couples to feel bored at some point. Here’s what to do about it. Over time, couples inevitably find that they slip from out-and-out lust into a more comfortable steady state in which their friendship matters as much, if not more, than their sexual passion. In […]

Are You Feeling Distant from Your Partner? Four Ways to Rekindle Your Love

By: Kim Von Berg  www.thrivinglovingrelationships.com Can you relate to this scenario in any way?  Your alarm goes off – and you glance over to see your spouse lying next to you – and the first thought you think is, “Who the heck is that?!” But then, your memories come flooding back & you remind yourself […]