Marriage

Your Marriage in Trouble – Is a Trial Separation the Way to Go_

September 30, 2019

(‘Your Marriage in Trouble – Is a Trial Separation the Way to Go? Your relationship has gotten so bad that you are talking about divorce – when you are talking at all. Should you consider a trial separation? Why and why not.A trial separation is a huge step to take – an acknowledgement that your […]

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Keeping Your Marriage Strong While Raising Children

September 30, 2019

( “Keeping Your Marriage Strong While Raising Children By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.Kids! We love them. We cherish them. They bring joy to our lives. When we have children in a marriage, we understand finally, and once and for all, what eternity means. While we are not immortal, we learn the meaning of […]

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_ Is Your Marriage Suffering From Emotional Infidelity_

September 30, 2019

( “* Is Your Marriage Suffering From Emotional Infidelity? Emotional infidelity occurs when you or your partner become emotionally connected with someone outside your relationship, either in person or on the Internet.How dangerous to a marriage or committed relationship is emotional infidelity?One way of looking at emotional infidelity is that it is very dangerous, because […]

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Marriage and the Empty Nest_ Five Strategies for Rediscovering Your Spouse

September 30, 2019

(‘Marriage and the Empty Nest: Five Strategies for Rediscovering Your Spouse By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.Okay, the children have all left home. You and your spouse are finally alone after two decades of marriage. Now what? How do you cope? What lies in store for the two of you?These are questions faced by […]

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_Marriage_ Self-Care and Remembering the Good Stuff

September 30, 2019

(‘*Marriage: Self-Care and Remembering the Good Stuff Are you finding yourself irritated with your spouse lately? Are you having problems remembering why you love this person – or why you even got married in the first place? You are not alone!Ramona consulted with me because this is exactly what was happening in her marriage. “When […]

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Marriage Can Last a Lifetime for Some Very Good Reasons

September 30, 2019

(‘Marriage Can Last a Lifetime for Some Very Good Reasons By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.Recently, we reviewed some research that addressed the issue of how to make the “romance” of a marriage last. While we think the essay generally reflects what we have found in our 26+ years of research on six of […]

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Marriage_ Responsibility vs. Fault

September 30, 2019

(‘ Marriage: Responsibility vs. Fault In my counseling practice, I often hear people saying things like: “It’s my fault that she asked for a divorce. If I hadn’t worked so much, she wouldn’t have left. “ “It’s my fault that he left. If I had been more sexual, he wouldn’t have had an affair. ” […]

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Romance for Marriage Minded People_ Fantasy or Reality_

September 30, 2019

(‘Romance for Marriage Minded People: Fantasy or Reality? I was interviewed this week for a tele-summit on Passion and Romance. The first question was an interesting one and I wanted to share my answer with you. I was asked, “What do you think of Romance? Is it embedded in reality or is it more or […]

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7 Critical Issues To Discuss Before Marriage

September 30, 2019

(‘7 Critical Issues To Discuss Before Marriage By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.While we have learned many lessons about great marriages from the thousands of interviews with successfully married couples around the world, we have concluded that what you do in the early stages of your relationship will go a long way towards determining […]

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The Current State of Marriage in Italy

September 30, 2019

(‘The Current State of Marriage in Italy By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.This week, we are on another one of our “love excursions!” As marriage researchers and writers (We have be engaged in this work for nearly three decades now!), we absolutely love to travel around the world and interview successfully married couples. This […]

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7 Rules for Saving Your Marriage

September 30, 2019

(‘7 Rules for Saving Your Marriage Is your marriage in trouble?The first question you need to ask yourself is: “Do I want to save this marriage or do I want to leave it? ” If the answer is that you want to save it, then this article is for you.Following are 7 rules or choices […]

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The Health Benefits of Marriage

September 30, 2019

(‘The Health Benefits of Marriage By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.The health benefits of marriage, both physical and emotional, have been well documented since the 1850’s when a British epidemiologist by the name of William Farr concluded that the unmarried die “in undue proportion” to those who are married. He offered, “The single individual […]

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Al and Tipper Gore’s Marriage: What Happened?

September 30, 2019

Let’s face it, long time relationships sometimes end. And the simple truth is there isn’t always a compelling reason or reasons why. The separation of Al and Tipper Gore after 40 years of marriage is a good illustration of the “why” question – why did their love affair end after all these years?

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The Seven Most Common Mistakes Made By Marriage Counselors – Part 2

September 30, 2019

We have been saying this for years – our 26+ years of research on successful marriage has revealed some simple truths about marriage. And the simple truth is this – successful marriage is, in fact, simple to understand!

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Intimacy In Marriage_ IN-TO-ME-SEE

September 30, 2019

(‘Intimacy In Marriage: IN-TO-ME-SEE According to a Dictionary intimacy is defined as, “showing a close union or combination of particles or elements: an intimate mixture. “Being intimate involves the mixing of our life with another’s, a mingling of souls, a sharing of hearts. This is something we all long for because it’s how God made […]

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The Seven Most Common Mistakes Made By Marriage Counselors – Part 1 of 2

September 30, 2019

(‘The Seven Most Common Mistakes Made By Marriage Counselors – Part 1 of 2 By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.We have studied successfully married couples for over 26 years on six of the world’s seven continents. We have traveled in more countries than we can remember. And while our focus has been on those […]

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Does Online Dating Lead To Marriage_

September 30, 2019

(‘Does Online Dating Lead To Marriage? By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.Oh, the times, they are a-changing! This refrain is from a very famous Peter, Paul, and Mary song. And the truth is, people are finding love in different ways than they did is year’s past. Online dating is a reality today.According to recent […]

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TRANSPARENCY IN MARRIAGE

September 30, 2019

(‘TRANSPARENCY IN MARRIAGE One thing that is lacking in many marriages that makes it difficult for many is transparency. Many people in marriage are simply not open to each other, this gives to lots of crisis and conflict in the family, if your home must be joyful, peaceful and blissful you and your partner must […]

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Expert Q&A_ Fix Your Sexless Marriage

September 30, 2019

(‘Expert Q&A: Fix Your Sexless Marriage Q: How can I turn around my sexless marriage?A: Why would some couples remain celibate? Isn’t sex supposed to be part of the pleasures of love and marriage? Yet, approximately 10-15% of marriages may experience long stretches of time without sex. A smaller number of couples never consummate the […]

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UNDERSTANDING INTIMACY IN MARRIAGE

September 30, 2019

(‘UNDERSTANDING INTIMACY IN MARRIAGE During an extensive marriage seminar; the speaker emphasized on the fact that intimacy is the bedrock of romance in any marriage. He did his best to convince everyone in attendance to nurture intimacy in their homes.As Jude and his wife sat listening with rapt attention to the speaker, they thought on […]

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Expert Q&A_ When Women Should Propose Marriage

September 30, 2019

(‘Expert Q&A: When Women Should Propose Marriage Q: My boyfriend won’t propose even though we’ve been dating for years. Should I take the initiative?A: Let me just get it over with-I do not recommend that women propose marriage. I’ll explain why a few paragraphs later, but first, here is the experience that sparked my deeper […]

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What are the Warning Signs of a Failing Marriage_

September 30, 2019

( “What are the Warning Signs of a Failing Marriage? By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.We have studied marriage around the globe for three decades. And while our focus has principally been on successful marriage, we have interviewed a lot of folks whose marriage was in trouble – whose marriage was falling apart.There is […]

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How Can I Have A Successful Marriage_

September 30, 2019

(‘How Can I Have A Successful Marriage? By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.Are there ways to ensure that your marriage will be a successful marriage? The answer is of course, no. Life, love, and marriage do not come with absolute guarantees. However, there are ways to greatly increase your odds of having a successful […]

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What Makes a Happy Marriage_

September 30, 2019

(‘What Makes a Happy Marriage? By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.As our loyal readers know, we have been researching successful marriage around the world for nearly three decades. We have travelled to 47 countries on six of the world’s seven continents in search of the best marriages. In our speeches, blogs, and world travels […]

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How Does Age Difference Matter in a Marriage_

September 30, 2019

(‘How Does Age Difference Matter in a Marriage? America’s #1 Love and Marriage ExpertsOver the years, we have been asked if the age differential between people contemplating marriage really matters. Our answer – it depends!In our thousands of interviews on six continents of the world, we have learned this – when you are truly in […]

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