Communication and Blame, Part 2

Part two of my conversation with Denis Merkas of MELT, Couples Massage Courses. “We don’t fight about things… we fight about meanings of things” We’re talking about arguments and all things communication. This is an interesting topic – every couple fights. How do you...

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

Sex is an important aspect of most every marriage. Your sexuality plays a major role in life. It influences how you dress, act, and interact with others around you. It’s everywhere. Stand in line at your local grocery store and see if you can avoid seeing the...

The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice

The following is an expert adapted from On Being … The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice BY PARKER J. PALMER Advice-giving comes naturally to our species, and is mostly done with good intent. But in my experience, the driver behind a lot of advice has as...

Let Your No Be No

For many years I had trouble saying no. I would get approached by someone selling something (or answer a sales call at home), listen respectfully to their spiel, then go into a long, drawn out explanation about why I couldn’t take part in what they’re...

Hangry Spouses Lash Out More

It’s a known fact that conflict will happen in marriage. You and your spouse are going to disagree, argue, and perhaps even fight. But did you know there’s a way to possibly curb the severity of these disagreements? You’ve heard the old adage...