Trial Separation vs. Unstructured Separation: Which is Better for Reconciling?
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Trial Separation vs. Unstructured Separation: Which is Better for Reconciling?

A trial separation is best used when both spouses want to build their relationship. Unstructured separations are much more helpful when only one spouse wants to reconcile. Let’s talk about why. Trial separation is a method commonly used by marriage counselors when husband and wife both want to reconcile, need to de-stress, and limit ongoing damage….

How to Have More Emotional Intimacy with a Difficult Spouse
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How to Have More Emotional Intimacy with a Difficult Spouse

Some spouses are reluctant to be more emotionally intimate and seem to be bothered when you try. Don’t despair! There are some helpful things you can do to restore emotional intimacy–even with a difficult spouse. Before getting married, most couples enjoy spending a lot of time together doing things just because they like to be…

Resent Your Spouse? How to End Resentment and Improve Your Marriage
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Resent Your Spouse? How to End Resentment and Improve Your Marriage

Feeling used or taken advantage of can seriously erode your love for your spouse and lead to a worse marriage. I want to give you three steps to fix this and improve your marriage. Resentment is a feeling we have when we do things for someone, expecting something in return that we don’t get. Or…

How To Rebuild Your Marriage While You Are Separated
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How To Rebuild Your Marriage While You Are Separated

Marital separation (living in different homes), can be a good opportunity for rebuilding your relationship. It can also result in ending your relationship if not done in a good way. When you are separated, it’s easy to be overly focused on ending the separation. This is natural because you miss your spouse and just want…

How to Reconcile if Your Husband Doesn’t Like You
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How to Reconcile if Your Husband Doesn’t Like You

Even if your husband doesn’t like you, you can still reconcile. You do that with several specific steps you take in the right order. Many relationships can be reconciled regardless of the amount of emotional distance. It does not require you to be submissive. Mutual submission is great, one-way submission not so much as it…

Physical Separation vs In Home Separation: Which is Better for Reconciling?
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Physical Separation vs In Home Separation: Which is Better for Reconciling?

While many people fear living apart will end their marriage, physical separation has benefits for reconciling that living together as-if separated doesn’t. When people behave as if they are separated while living together, they are actually still sharing the same space. The separation is actually an emotional separation. This is accomplished by avoidance and intentional…

How to Respond When Your Wife Says She Just Wants to be Friends
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How to Respond When Your Wife Says She Just Wants to be Friends

What does it mean when your wife doesn’t want to divorce, but just wants to be friends? How you handle this situation can make the difference between reconciling and not. If your wife wants to divorce and be friends, it is a different issue from staying married and being friends. If your wife wants to…

You Can Make Your Marriage Better with 4 Simple Changes
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You Can Make Your Marriage Better with 4 Simple Changes

Most people make marriage harder than it has to be by focusing on things that are not so important. Put your focus on these four things to make your marriage much better. Do you feel bad when you see other couples who are happy? When others have what we want, it can make us feel…