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“Orange” You Glad We Are Family?

“If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable – each segment distinct.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin Knock, knock. Who’s There? Your family! You and your family sit down for the first time with a family therapist.  Some feelings you may experience are nervousness, anxiety, […]


Should I Get Divorced? Relationship IQ Quiz

Awesome quiz from Divorce Busting by Michele Weiner-Davis. Having marriage problems? Are you considering divorce? Well, it?s time you put your assumptions about marriage issues to the test! Take the Relationship IQ Quiz and find out what makes a healthy marriage, what causes divorce, and what most people do after infidelity occurs. If you?re looking […]


3 November 2013
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Switching from Negative to Positive Self-Talk

Self-talk is the inner voice in your mind that talks to you. Your internal voice can determine how you identify in each situation; it consists of conscious thoughts in addition to subconscious thoughts and viewpoints. Some self-talk can be reasonable, for example, ‘I need to cook dinner’, ‘I need to study’, ‘Today is Tuesday’. On […]


Talk Rituals: The Most Important Marriage Ritual of All

Rituals in marriage are the things that happen often, are planned together and special mostly to you and your spouse.  Read the Rituals in Marriage and 3 Types of Rituals in Marriage posts in this series to learn more about rituals. One of the most common communication techniques taught to improve marriage is that couples […]


3 Types of Rituals in Marriage

Rituals in marriage are the things that happen often, are planned together and special mostly to you and your spouse.  Read the Rituals in Marriage post in this series to get more details. Almost anything can be turned into a ritual of connection, if the focus is on the relationship.  If just one person likes […]


Rituals in Marriage: Why They Are Important for Your Marriage

Before anyone thinks I’m losing it let me start out by giving a definition of rituals (no chicken feathers on an altar!). Rituals in marriage are the things that happen often, are planned together and special mostly to you and your spouse.  They may happen every year or they may happen every day.  Because they […]


What Happens on Facebook … Can Ruin a Marriage

I’m sharing an article Posted by The Social Media Couple on May 23, 2012 · “Facebook doesn’t ruin marriages, people do.” This is the most popular comment on any online news story about how social networks affect marriages. We should know. Being the co-authors of Facebook and Your Marriage, we’re quoted and referenced in hundreds […]


Making Marriage Work

If you listen before you answer… If you think before you speak… If your heart instructs your mouth… then what you say will make your wife feel loved or your husband feel respected. From Emerson Eggerichs Love and Respect for a Lifetime Follow the link below to listen to Megan Lee’s discussion on Radio Therapy […]

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