One fascinating aspect of my work as a couples/ family therapist is that it gives me an intimate view into the current cultural dynamics of couples. For the last twenty or so years, over half the couples I see contain the "nice guy" with his frustrated wife.
Isn't it a relief to know that you can learn how to communicate better in your marriage/relationship? Watch this video where I share 3 communication tools that will help you stop fighting in your marriage.
When it comes to our relationships, we seriously think that we have to be very cautious about the subtle effects of the "endless choices society" we live in. We think it's time for all of us to make basic choices that will empower the relationships we cherish.
Get support. Be proud for the rest of your days of how you handled things during such a difficult time in your lives. Focus on growth and learning so that there will be less chance of repeating the mistakes of the past.
In some couples I interviewed for my Two in a Bed book, both partners often read in their shared bed before going to sleep. But it was more common for only one partner to read in bed before falling asleep, and in that there could be problems.
It was hard to guage the state of Nora and Charles' relationship when they first sat down on the couch. ( An initial glimpse into a couple's energy often says a lot about where things are at). I hadn't seen them for several months due to traveling and other scheduling issues.
Wouldn't you be incredibly relieved to know your marriage cannot only survive, but actually thrive, following the pain of infidelity? Watch this video where I share three tips on what YOU can do to survive infidelity!
Yes, I am one of those women who does not want to get married. This is nothing new. Even as a child, I never dreamed of a beautiful white dress, a charming prince, or a sparkling ring. The fact that my parents divorced only confirmed my opinion.
Having had these discussions early on will radically transform your relationship and forge an even stronger tie with your loved one. It proves that you are not marrying each other for their money and that your intentions are to grow together and nurture a meaningful life with each other.