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 […]Read More Giving a Gift to Shift Marital Drift
I sent my husband a text the other day by speaking into the phone as usual, and right before I sent it, I glanced at it to make sure it was comprehensible. What I saw actually took me by surprise. I was sending him a message saying, “I got you the best presents for Christmas,” […]Read More Presents or Presence this Holiday Season?
I often have couples ask me why it seems so difficult to maintain connection even after they have had deeply bonding moments together, and I usually answer, “Life.” Daily demands come from many sources such as children, careers and community, and compete with a marital relationship for attention. Unfortunately, the marriage is often the first […]Read More 7 Gift Ideas for Maintaining Couple Connection