for better for worse

I don’t know about you, but it seems to me emotions are all over the place in these uncertain times. Some people are not comfortable expressing their feelings and others do not even know what they are feeling. It is true that change is an inevitable part of life but sometimes we are not ready…

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marriage connections

It’s the little things…connecting in marriage is so important. I can remember getting my first car, and my Dad explaining to me the importance of taking care of it.  “If you want to avoid big problems”, he said, “take care of the little problems as soon as they come up.”  See, the key to taking…

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Husband giving flowers

I remember in college reading about a lawyer who had argued dozens of times before the United States Supreme Court.  No lawyer wins all the time, but he had been surprisingly effective before the nine justices.  The key, he said, was to understand that to make his case, he could not just make one case,…

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covid and relationships

Marriage Counseling and the Pandemic It’s no secret that since the outbreak of the pandemic marriage stress has risen and sometimes pushed to the breaking point. Being forced to be closed in your home for extended periods of time with your spouse during the virus can be a significant challenge. Even the best marriages can…

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marriage miscommunication

Marriage Counseling – it works I just watched a good video from Dr. John Gottman on what makes relationships work.  If you want to view the entire presentation please click on the link. He has studied relationships for over 30 years and written a book describing his work called “The Seven Principles for making Marriage…

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