Why You Need to Make Your Relationship a Priority
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Why You Need to Make Your Relationship a Priority

Failing to make your relationship a priority will ultimately result in your spouse no longer making your relationship a priority. Whatever you prioritize in life, you can keep.  Are your priorities making your link to your spouse stronger or weaker?  What change do you need to make in your priorities to keep your relationship strong?

How to Love a Narcissistic Sociopath
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How to Love a Narcissistic Sociopath

Is your partner charming, deceptive, manipulative and possibly dangerous? You may have fallen into the trap of a narcissistic sociopath. Many women would run, but you don’t want to. Is there a way to make it work? Have you fallen in love with a charming person who you have caught cheating on you multiple times with…

Talking About Marriage Problems
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Talking About Marriage Problems

Does it really help to talk to your spouse about the problems in your marriage?  Although many people assume that’s the right thing to do, often it makes things worse.  Repeatedly having unproductive talks about marriage problems can cause both of you to stop talking about anything but the weather.  And when the talking stops,…

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 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,…

How to Make Your Wife Feel Loved and Stay with You
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How to Make Your Wife Feel Loved and Stay with You

Women who don’t feel loved eventually fall out of love and leave their husbands. Learning how to make her feel loved now can prevent a world of hurt later. I work with many men who are in the process of winning their wives back. In most cases, although they loved their wives throughout their marriage,…

How to Get Your Spouse to Change for the Sake of Your Marriage
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How to Get Your Spouse to Change for the Sake of Your Marriage

To get your spouse to change, work on effectively responding to what your spouse is or is not doing If you are like many dissatisfied spouses, you can identify some significant problems that your spouse has.  It may be that the only way for your relationship to improve is to somehow get your spouse to…

How to Make the Best of Living with a Mentally Ill Spouse
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How to Make the Best of Living with a Mentally Ill Spouse

If you are living with a mentally ill spouse, you will need to be able to accept the aspects of their diagnosis that can’t change, and do something about the relational factors that can change. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, each year about one fourth of US adults suffer from a diagnosable…

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 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…