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Married to Jekyll; Betrayed by Hyde

By: Caleb Anderson Caleb developed an opiate addiction after being in a car accident. He’s in recovery today and wants to inspire others to overcome their addictions.  Addiction and relationships Addiction changes people and they often feel and act as though they are two different people inside the same body. About addiction No one uses their […]

TED Talk: Dare to Disagree

Good relationships aren’t built on constantly agreeing with each other, as Heffernan, serial entrepreneur and “Beyond Measure” author, explains. Great research teams, relationships, and businesses allow people to deeply disagree, she says, but “the truth won’t set us free until we develop the skills and the habit and the talent and the moral courage to […]

For the Love of Money: Couples and Finances

By: Barry Steelman, AIF® If you do a simple search on the topic of relationships and finances, you’ll come across countless sobering statistics. For example, you’ll find that money is the primary reason for arguments between couples, with many couples averaging three arguments per month revolving around financial issues. You’ll also learn that 3 in 10 married […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]