Category Archives for How to Help Couples

3 Top Reasons to Leave a Marriage

Couples therapists hear all kinds of reasons to leave a marriage. But a new research study by Professor Samantha Joel says that while 23 separate reasons were given by study participants, 3 dominant issues

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Personality Change after Bariatric Surgery and Marital Conflict

Personality Change After Bariatric Surgery Personality change after bariatric surgery is a fact, and marital conflict is often the result. After bariatric surgery, hormone levels dramatically shift, and

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15 Amazing Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

15 Amazing Research-Based Relationship Questions to Ask Before You Get Married. We all want to know the best questions to ask before you get married. Everyone wants to decide, and not slide into marriage. The

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11 Proven Secrets for Second Marriage Success

11 Proven Secrets for Second Marriage Success There are proven secrets for second marriage success. Research has uncovered them. The USA is the country with both the overall highest rate of divorce. But

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Fighting in Front of Kids is Even Worse Than We Thought

Fighting in front of kids is bad for their future adult selves. There’s nothing new about that idea. We’ve known for almost 50 years that fighting in front of kids shapes their nervous system

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After The Affair…Are You Ready For Couples Therapy?

 After the Affair After the Affair…what next? I want to tell you a secret. Most all-purpose therapists don’t like couples therapy, but what they often are most uncomfortable with

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Why Do Married Couples Stop Talking to Each Other?

Why Married Couples Stop Talking to Each Other In restaurants, you can usually tell the dating couples from the married couples. The dating couples are talking to one another; the married couples frequently

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Can My Marriage Beat the Odds?

Can my marriage beat the odds? For many spouses, that’s an anxiety-provoking question. And we often look to the media for answers. The popular press has an annoying habit of seizing on recent couples

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Real Relationships

I have people-centric jobs, yet fight to spend time with people. I am a counselor, pastor, chaplain, and teacher chained to a computer much of the day. And it’s not optional. There are daily, weekly

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How Nagging Can Kill You

How Nagging Can Kill You For most husbands, enduring a nagging wife can be quite aggravating. However, new research from Europe tells us that being on the receiving end of critical nagging from your wife

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