Typical Signs of Infidelity

“Here’s the thing,” I was explaining to one of the spouses that had recently come in for marriage therapy, “Your actions in here are very much like someone who is having an extramarital affair; I’m not just talking about physical or sexual contact—emotional affairs where you actually never see the person can be just as […]

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One Simple Thing You Can do to Protect Your Marriage

Originally posted on Uniting Couples to Strengthen Families:
I was on a hike with another couple a few nights ago, and the husband asked me to identify the number one thing I would tell people to keep their marriages strong.  I’m not usually asked to reduce marital tips down to one dimension, but I was…

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How to be a Marital Superhero for your Children to Infinity and Beyond in One Easy Step

My husband taught me a simple, yet powerful tool to build safety and security in marriage as well as in the entire family.  It’s kind of humbling, considering the fact that I’m the one with two advanced university degrees in marriage and family therapy.  Here’s the story behind it: Several years ago, I was tidying […]

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7 Reasons why the Smartphone can be Relationship Kryptonite and the one Sure way to Protect Yourself

Buckle up for a serious topic: “We were texting back and forth about a project we were working on, because we were on the same church committee.  Gradually, the texts became a little more familiar.  Then, I found myself looking forward to the texts, and over time we started sharing more, and…I guess you could […]

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