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Ideas for Surviving Your 1st Year of Marriage

The first year of marriage can bring unexpected challenges for any couple. That’s why Monica Gabriel Marshall, writing for Verily, has some proactive ideas for couples. The first suggestion is being aware of how to manage conflict. When we get into arguments it’s easy to get sucked into the conflict. Or, as Marshall notes for… Read more »

My Article in HuffPost-Will He Cheat Again? 3 Red Flags to Watch Out For

It’s happened. The worst thing you could’ve possibly imagined in your marriage – your husband cheated.

He claims he is sorry and will never betray you again, and he is begging you to trust him. The problem is: You aren’t sure if you can do that. The bottom has fallen out of your world, and you’ve spent every ounce of energy you have trying to decide if you are willing to try again.

To make things worse, your husband has been sending you mixed signals. Much as he claims he wants to make the relationship work, he keeps doing things that seem shady to you. You’re confused, because he seems to be sincerely trying to recommit to you, but these particular actions make you question if he “gets” how much he has hurt you.

From Throwing Shade to Giving Praise: My Post-Election Apology to Millennials

After vacillating between disbelief and despair for a week, anger is kicking in and people are looking for ways to resist the Trumpocalypse. This is where I humbly apologize to Millennials. I’ve made fun of your work ethic: job hopping, talking to senior management like equals, getting sidetracked by social media and (eye roll) needing… Read more »

Creating Rituals for Strong Marriages

Are you and your partner struggling to stay meaningfully connected to each other? The Good Men Project provides suggestions in a post about how couples can create rituals in their daily lives to promote meaningful connections with  each other. One way that couples can do this is simply by eating meals with each other on a… Read more »

Does Cheating Pick Up Where Sexless Marriage Leaves Off?- Guest Post Donna Flagg

Does Cheating Pick Up Where Sexless Marriage Leaves Off? By Donna Flagg Reading Mark White’s piece, Does Sexless Marriage Justify Adultery? Part 1, really got the neurons in my brain firing. In it, Mark asks if going out of a marriage to get sex is similar to expecting fidelity in a marriage where one party doesn’t give it. Beyond that,… Read more »