Should I Patiently Wait for My Spouse to Change?
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Should I Patiently Wait for My Spouse to Change?

Being patient is more likely to result in divorce, but that doesn’t mean you need do something needy or controlling either. Are you “patiently” drifting further and further away from your spouse?  Problems in your marriage can make you seriously consider whether you married your soul mate or whether you made a big mistake.  When…

How to Make Marriage Work when You are Both Very Different
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How to Make Marriage Work when You are Both Very Different

Can you get cooperation and fix a marriage when you are both so different?  Absolutely! Most married couples have difficulty solving their relationship problems because they don’t find common ground.  Because they have different goals, they end up trying to justify their position while blaming the other.  Rather than solving problems and fixing a marriage,…

Why Spouses Blame: Loving and Helping Your Blaming Spouse
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Why Spouses Blame: Loving and Helping Your Blaming Spouse

Why is your spouse blaming you? Is it really about you, or is it something about your spouse? Understanding the causes of blaming is a good step toward stopping it. Being blamed a lot by your spouse is a different experience than occasionally being blamed. Reasonable and loving spouses will sometimes blame, and when they…

How to Avoid Parenting Conflicts with Your Controlling Spouse
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How to Avoid Parenting Conflicts with Your Controlling Spouse

Here are some things you can do to reduce or eliminate parenting conflict with a controlling spouse Taking the direct approach with a controlling spouse is like going head to head with a mountain goat.  A controlling spouse will not back down, will not be reasonable, and will not admit you are right–no matter how…

How to Deal with an Angry Husband
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How to Deal with an Angry Husband

Do you walk on eggshells around your angry husband? Telling him how you feel will only make things worse. But you can you use boundaries to help him get over his anger issues. All of your family members will benefit–including your husband. Love him enough to help him change. Your husband is getting angry with…