How to Love and Live with an Addicted Spouse
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How to Love and Live with an Addicted Spouse

Setting boundaries with an alcoholic or addicted spouse can be confusing. Setting them correctly will help you to live with and help your addicted spouse. You don’t need to give up on your relationship. Nobody wants to be addicted to drugs or alcohol, including your spouse.  There is a gap, however, between wanting to get…

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 Love and Help an Addicted Spouse and Save Your Marriage
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How to Love and Help an Addicted Spouse and Save Your Marriage

If your spouse is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you will need to deal with that before your relationship can improve. Trying to build a relationship with an addicted spouse is like trying to build your relationship with someone who is having an affair. Just when you think you are making progress, you will find…

How to Talk about Sex for a More Satisfying Marriage
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How to Talk about Sex for a More Satisfying Marriage

Sexual problems in marriage are caused by any aspect of sexuality or intimacy that makes even one of the partners dissatisfied.  Unremedied, it will erode the relationship. People who are not sexually satisfied in their marriage begin to lose sexual desire for their partners.  After that, the frequency of sex drops off or stops altogether….

How to Have Better and More Enjoyable Communication in Marriage
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How to Have Better and More Enjoyable Communication in Marriage

Communicating clearly and directly what you want will promote understanding and lead to better communication in marriage If your spouse is doing something (or not doing something) and that bothers you, your first step should be to make a clear request.  While a criticism is saying what you don’t want,  a request is saying what you…

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…

Why Petty Arguments are a  Divorce Warning Sign and How to Stop Them
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Why Petty Arguments are a Divorce Warning Sign and How to Stop Them

A divorce warning sign is intentionally being argumentative. This helps to create the emotional distance required for people to comfortably detach from their spouse. There are two times in marriage when you would expect intentional argumentativeness.  The first is at the beginning of marriage when the couple are adjusting to a thousand little differences. The…

What to Do When You Feel Trapped  or Hopeless in Your Marriage WITHOUT Divorcing
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What to Do When You Feel Trapped or Hopeless in Your Marriage WITHOUT Divorcing

When your partner won’t cooperate in improving your relationship you may feel trapped and hopeless. As a relationship coach who helps people with this situation every day, I can tell you there is hope. Mult-step plans that are under your control can re-create a happy relationship.  When people have these two beliefs at the same…