How to Get Your Spouse to Go to Marriage Counseling

Attending a marriage counseling intensive retreat is deeply personal. It’s not unusual for some spouses to be reluctant in getting professional help with their marriage.  This includes attending  private counseling or a marriage retreat or workshop. How you suggest to your spouse you as a couple should consider getting professional help with your marriage is…

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How To Really Say, I Love You: Listen

Over the past 15 years I’ve worked with couples at various stages in their marriages, from engaged couples preparing for marriage to married couples disengaging from marriage. And all kinds of couples in between.  I would say beyond a doubt, one of the main ingredients of a good marriage is “how couples listen to each…

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Why Marriages Fail: Negative Interpretations (Part 3)

Part 3 of 4 Why do marriages fail?  While the answers to that question are many, and often complex, there is a growing body of research suggesting there are four risk factors that can hinder a relationship and increase a couple’s likelihood for marital failure. In one key study, researchers followed a sample of 135 couples…

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