Giving a Gift to Shift Marital Drift

Marital drift is a common concept among marriage therapists.  When couples aren’t proactive about securing their marriages, the stressors of life fragment the relationship and distance creeps in.  Unfortunately, the distance places the marriage at risk for intrusive elements like extramarital affairs, and many couples are caught off guard because they have been too busy to […]

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Halloween, Happiness and a Holstein: A MOOving Memory

Originally posted on Uniting Couples to Strengthen Families:
Copyright: tomwang / 123RF Stock Photo The current trend in Psychology to study “happiness,” has resulted in consistent findings that making memories brings more enduring happiness than accumulating material possessions.  In our family, there are few holidays that evoke more lasting memories than Halloween. I love Halloween. …

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Escaping a Zombie Marriage Apocalypse

Last year, my husband and I took our youngest children to the local amusement park for a “Frightmares,” event.  The fun zone was transformed into a Halloween fiesta, complete with spook alleys and wandering zombies mildly harassing the visitors. At one point, we were standing in a loooong noisy line for the chance to wander aimlessly in […]

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