My Spouse Took Off Wedding Ring. Should I Take Off Mine if I Want to Reconcile?
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My Spouse Took Off Wedding Ring. Should I Take Off Mine if I Want to Reconcile?

A common question I hear from clients in the process of reconciling is “should I keep wearing my ring, even though my husband/wife took off his/hers?” Considerations for reconciling When trying to reconcile, should we take off our wedding ring to match our spouse? Or should we leave it on to show our continued commitment?…

Is It too Late to Save Your Marriage?
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Is It too Late to Save Your Marriage?

There are only 2 indicators that it is too late to save your marriage. The vast majority of people give up on their marriages too soon. Lack of progress calls for different methods–it doesn’t mean it is too late to save your marriage I often receive emails from people asking if it is too late…

When is My Marriage Over? And When is it Not?
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When is My Marriage Over? And When is it Not?

Many people give up too soon on their marriages, believing them to be over when they are not. There are only 2 situations that signal your marriage is over. Most of the people I help to reconcile have spouses who at first said, “It’s over.” What this really means is, RIGHT NOW she doesn’t want to…

4 Keys to a Happy Marriage–They Are Not what You Think
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4 Keys to a Happy Marriage–They Are Not what You Think

The keys to a happy marriage are the same as the keys to an enjoyable courtship. Once you start thinking of yourself as “married,” you may stop doing the important things. People who know my wife and I often ask how we achieve such a wonderful relationship. It is obvious to them that we are…

10 Ideas to Improve Your Marriage without Discussing Problems
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10 Ideas to Improve Your Marriage without Discussing Problems

Marriage improvement works best with these everyday actions. Waiting, hoping, wishing–these are the methods that most people use to have a better relationship.  They don’t work, because what is required is action.  The happiness of your marriage is not in the hands of your spouse.  Marriage improvement is in your hands.  Here are 10 things…

When Your Spouse Won’t Go to Marriage Counseling
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When Your Spouse Won’t Go to Marriage Counseling

Getting a reluctant spouse to go to marriage counseling is usually counterproductive. There is a much better approach that you can use until he or she is ready.   People who want to go to marriage counseling often feel stuck if their spouse refuses to go.  This does not spell doom for your marriage and…

How to Show Love in Marriage and Get More Love in Return
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How to Show Love in Marriage and Get More Love in Return

Helping our spouse to feel loved and important is the best way for us to protect and strengthen our marriages Many people mistakenly assume that their spouses know they are loved. If someone asked your spouse how they know that they are loved by you, what would they have to say? Hopefully, they would be…