Category Archives for How to Help Couples

The Meaning of Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage What is the meaning of marriage? I guess that depends on when and where you were born. For many hundreds of years, marriage was a rigidly defined set of interlocking rights and

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My Husband Won’t Talk About Money

My Husband Won’t Talk About Money “My husband won’t talk about money.” She sighed heavily. “When Jimmy came clean about his three affairs, I also found out that he hadn’t

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11 Tell-Tale Signs of Internet Infidelity and 4 Ways to Heal

Is Internet Infidelity Different? Is Internet Infidelity different? Not really…and yes, very different. Spouses engage in Internet Infidelity for the same reasons as real-life infidelity. It distracts

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Communication Miracle for Couples?

Fireman Husbands and their Smoke Detector Wives Can science-based couples counseling result in communication miracles for couples? Here’s a different set of questions. What is the purpose of a

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Do Millennials Have the Wrong Idea About Marriage?

Do Millennials Have the Wrong Idea About Marriage? Do Millennials have the wrong idea about marriage? Did I have the wrong idea about Millennial marriages for that matter? In a recent post, I celebrated

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Advocating for Your Marriage

I’m an Advocate for Marriage. Not every marriage, of course. There are some marriages that are crowded out by lust (for someone else), intoxicating substances (like alcohol or cocaine), rage (that’s

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How to be a Better Listener in Marriage

Turn Toward Your Partner by Being a Better Listener in Marriage Want to be a better listener in Marriage? In the Gottman Method of  Couples Therapy, we focus on building a solid base of friendship that

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5 Easy and Quick Ways to Make a Good Marriage Even Better

How to Make a Good Marriage Even Better It’s about time I wrote something about how to make a good marriage even better. As I was looking through my blog posts over the last few years, it occurred

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Good Couples Therapy Looks Like This…

What Does Good Couples Therapy Look Like? It’s 2019. Happy New Year! So you’ve both decided to start couples therapy. Good for you. Are you ready? Maybe it’s overdue. And you’re

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5 Stages of Couples Therapy for Infertility

Couples Therapy for Infertility I’ve written earlier about what a profound stressor the transition to parenthood can be on a marriage. But research time and again tells us that infertility is a

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