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Is Negativity Hurting Your Relationship? Ways to Be More Positive

Is Negativity Hurting Your Relationship? Ways to Be More Positive

by Sheri Stritof (adapted) Negativity can come in the form of cynicism, criticism, whining, attacking, pessimism, discontent, perfectionism, and hyperintensity. All of these behaviors can push people away, including your partner. “Research indicates you can get mad as hell or avoid conflict altogether. But the positivity must outweigh the negativity by five to one.” Source: John […]

Millennial Mind: Marriage Affected by Mindset

by Dr. Mike Ronsisvalle, for Florida Today   Let’s take a little marriage quiz to get a quick check on the status of your relationship. Think back to the early days of dating and consider what it was like to date, fall in love, get married and live as newlyweds. Did you guys have fun […]

Can Simply Being Positive Improve Your Relationship?

from National Healthy Marriage Resource Center The impact of positive thinking has been touted by generations of business leaders, athletes, psychologists, and self-help gurus. One would think with all the emphasis on positive thinking, we would be flooded with positive thoughts. Unfortunately for most people, that’s simply not the case. How can we learn to […]

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 […]