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10 Steps to Improving Your Marriage

by on July 27, 2020

Sam and Blake have been married for 12 years. Their blended marriage includes a child from a previous relationship for both of them and two of their own. Both parents have shared custody of their child from previous partners, so scheduling anything can be very difficult depending on the reasonableness of their exes. Between soccer… (more…)

Should I Stay Or Go?

by on February 21, 2020

David wondered if it was time for his relationship with Stephanie to end. In the beginning, things were great, and he thought that he found the love of his life. She was charming, helpful, generous, and gentle. But as time passed, new problems emerged. The ease of their relationship was now tumultuous. The excitement and… (more…)

7 Ways a Narcissistic Attachment Is Destructive

by on January 28, 2020

Hindsight is 20/20. Looking back, Pete could see how destructive his marriage to Nan was. He knew that she was narcissistic, but he didn’t care. He thought that his love would be enough and if he knew how to handle her, things would go well. But it did not. It didn’t take long before Pete… (more…)

Dangerous Attractions in Relationships

by on January 17, 2020

Every wonder what causes an immediate attraction and that eventually turns dangerous? How is it that two people who seemed to have such a strong initial connection, now seem to be doing more harm than good to each other. Sam finally discovered that she kept dating the same type of abusive person over and over…. (more…)

5 Dangerous Love Attractions

by on November 22, 2019

Three divorces later, Susan finally discovered that she kept marrying the same type of abusive person over and over. In the middle of an argument, Brian yelled and accidentally called his new girlfriend, “Mom.”  Naturally, she ended the relationship. Steve, who was shy, conservative, and introverted his whole life, married a flamboyant salesperson. Why is… (more…)

Is Your Spouse Constantly Lonely?

by on October 27, 2019

Ann regularly told her husband, Andrew, “I feel all alone in this world (within our family, at my job, or in our neighborhood).” At the beginning of their marriage, Andrew erroneously believed that he could fill that void in her life and went to great lengths to demonstrate that Ann was not alone. However, she… (more…)

13 Types of Relationship Affairs

by on September 18, 2019

What is an affair? It is a sexual encounter, romantic comrade, or obsessive attachment between two people without a significant other’s knowledge. It can come in many forms but all of them have the underlying issue of a betrayal of trust, unfaithfulness to a commitment, and infidelity of the relationship. Sometimes it destroys the initial… (more…)

Don’t Argue: Use These 9 Rules of Engagement

by on June 7, 2019

It was clear that after 7 years of marriage, Jack and Jill still loved each other. But they way they solved problems, or rather, the way they didn’t solve problems, was destroying their marriage. The last argument ended in a physical altercation and a wrestling match that left them ashamed and humiliated. Neither had ever… (more…)

11 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

by on May 30, 2019

Looking back, Jack could see that his relationship with Amanda was over several months ago, perhaps even years. But he was in denial and didn’t want to confront the painful issues that were left unresolved. What was once overlooked, minimized, explained away, or discounted is now an obvious sign of his deteriorating relationship. At first,… (more…)

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