Better Communication in Marriage to Promote Understanding
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Better Communication in Marriage to Promote Understanding

Do you communicate to your spouse what you want in a direct, clear, and positive way? Learning to do so can help your spouse to enjoy talking with you more and help you get more of what you want from your spouse. What do you usually do when your spouse is doing something you don’t…

Divorce Warning Sign: Petty Arguments and How to Rebuild
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Divorce Warning Sign: Petty Arguments and How to Rebuild

Sometimes arguing is an attempt to address a legitimate issue, sometimes it signals a desire for more closeness, and sometimes it is a signal of an impending affair or divorce. If your spouse is picking arguments, you will need to be able to discern and respond correctly. At the beginning of marriage, arguments are common….

How to Turn a Hopeless Marriage into a Hopeful One
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How to Turn a Hopeless Marriage into a Hopeful One

Do you feel like giving up on your marriage? Before you do that, make sure you have done all you can to make it better for you and your spouse. As a relationship coach I help people to turn around even very bad marriages. They hire me after they have tried on their own to…

How to Stop Spouse’s Overspending without Conflict
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How to Stop Spouse’s Overspending without Conflict

Managing money seems like a matter of logic. But, as with many issues, just presenting the facts is likely to create conflict. You can learn how to stop your spouse’s overspending using a win-win approach that takes into account desires as well as needs. Creating positive change in your relationship never requires conflict. Sometimes boundaries…

How to Make Sure Marriage Differences Don’t Become Irreconcilable
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How to Make Sure Marriage Differences Don’t Become Irreconcilable

Can you get cooperation and fix a marriage when you are very different from each other?  Absolutely! The main reason couples have difficulty solving their relationship problems is because they don’t work to find common ground. They want to fix the biggest differences so badly that they tackle those head on. The big differences reflect differences…

Understand and Reduce Your Husband’s Anger for a Better Marriage
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Understand and Reduce Your Husband’s Anger for a Better Marriage

Do you know which of the four motivators is making your husband be so angry? Figuring that out will help you deal with him effectively. When your husband is angry, it forces you to focus on his emotion and his words. At that time he will either be blaming you or criticizing you. His behaviors…

Why Couples Argue about Money and How to Stop
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Why Couples Argue about Money and How to Stop

Arguments always have two components–the actual practical issue, and the way people feel about the issue. A one step approach of presenting facts won’t get you to a better relationship. A two step approach will be much easier. People have different values concerning how money should be spent or saved. They also have different ideas…