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Death by Technology: How to Unplug Your Marriage

2013-07-01 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 14s

Does your marriage have what it takes to unplug from the technology of the modern world? Has technology killed your marriage? Modern technology can do almost anything, from translating a foreign language to shooting angry birds at random objects. No one could have ever suspected that something that is helpful with so many things could [...]…

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More Money, More Problems?

2013-06-25 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 21s

The great paradox of wealth… As the money increases, do happiness and satisfaction increase too? Despite the wonderful things money can provide, there is also a great deal of responsibility that comes with teaching and maintaining good moral standing with regard to wealth. Society has taught us that having a lot of money paves the [...]…

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Pet Peeves: Can a Pet Make or Break Your Marriage?

2013-06-17 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 14s

Pets can be a source of joy, or a nightmare. Which kind of pet should you get, if any? How many is too many? Whose responsibility is it to take care of them? The issues of pets are fairly easy to work out on your own, but when you and your spouse disagree about how [...]…

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Rekindling Romance During Family Vacation

2013-06-10 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 15s

Is it possible to have a romantic vacation while also making the most of family time? Perhaps you and your spouse are wanting to take a family vacation. But maybe you’re fearing that your kids with be antsy and bored, and that you and your partner won’t have any time for romance and fun. So [...]…

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Picking up the Pieces After Infidelity

2013-06-03 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 20s

Is it really possible to truly forgive and forget when it comes to infidelity? Every human has needs. When it comes right down to it, greed can be one of those needs. More often than it should happen, in life, people look at what’s out there and suddenly what they have isn’t enough. As our [...]…

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Being Mindful in Your Marriage

2013-05-28 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

What is the key to being mindful in your marriage? The idea of mindfulness is to be present to ourselves physically, emotionally, spiritually and literally in the moment. Being mindful involves focusing on your breathing and thoughts rather than projecting yourself into the future with worries and anxiety. Sometimes it is much easier, mentally, to [...]…

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting an Empty Nest

2013-05-20 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 19s

What happens to a marriage when parents must begin to prepare for an empty nest? When parents start to prepare to send their son or daughter off to college they are not only helping to ease the transition into college life for their child, but also paving the way for their own next steps… of [...]…

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Third Time’s a Charm: The Truth About Multiple Marriages

2013-05-13 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 21s

What’s the real story behind multiple marriages? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the current marriage rate is 6.8 per 1000 people. Not so shockingly, the current divorce rate is 3.4. This means that, right now, 50 percent of marriages are ending in divorce. And with half of all marriages ending [...]…

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The Importance of Team Parenting

2013-05-06 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 15s

Are you and your partner on the same team when it comes to parenting? When two people get married, there are natural stressors that become apparent. When a child enters the picture, and there’s now parenting involved, certain marriage stressors are intensified. Let’s face it– there’s no manual for parenting. And while raising happy, healthy [...]…

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Building Trust in Your Marriage

2013-04-22 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 21s

In a marriage, what are the building blocks of trust? According to the dictionary, trust is defined as “the assured reliance in the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.” Having it is a critical factor and also the main foundation for any relationship, whether it’s a friendship, a parent-child relationship, or a [...]…

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Fitness and Marriage

2013-04-15 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 17s

Does physical fitness really play a part in maintaining a healthy and happy marriage? These days, people’s lives are increasingly busy. Most waking moments are spent working full-time jobs, keeping up with household chores, and taking care of pesky responsibilities. At the end of the day, many couples feel too tired to do anything other [...]…

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Don’t Be a Stepmonster!

2013-04-08 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 26s

Is there a way to gain respect from your stepchildren without turning into an evil stepmonster? We’ve all heard the famous stepmonster horror stories… like that of the workings of Lady Tremaine, Cinderella’s wicked stepmother. And they don’t turn out well… for the stepmoms, that is. Luckily it doesn’t have to be that way in [...]…

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How to Argue and Save Your Marriage

2013-04-01 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 19s

Is there a right way and a wrong way to argue? The answer is yes. And the secret’s out. There is a right way and a wrong way to argue. Oftentimes when couples fight, it becomes husband versus wife, him against her. The issue with that, however, is that the entire sense of the “team” [...]…

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Thinking Outside the Box: Using Creativity to Strengthen Your Marriage

2013-03-25 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 15s

Are you and your partner thinking outside the box when it comes to your relationship? Say you’ve been married for 20 years… Or maybe even just two years… Is the relationship still fun and fresh? Are you and your partner getting the most out of your marriage? Sometimes couples that have been together for many [...]…

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The Post-Wedding Marriage

2013-03-18 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 15s

We had our wedding, we had our honeymoon… Now what? Think about your wedding day. Whether you’ve had it, or it hasn’t happened yet… Oftentimes, and especially in a society like ours, there’s a lot of pressure to make the wedding day perfect. To make sure everything is in order, to make sure the dresses [...]…

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Sleeping Habits and Marriage

2013-03-13 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 13s

Are your sleeping habits affecting your marriage? We all know sleep is important for our health. But how many of us really take into consideration the effects that a lack of sleep can have on not only our physical health, but our mental and emotional health as well? The sleeping habits that we enlist (or [...]…

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Enough Talk: Loving Without Saying a Word

2013-03-04 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

Can you and your partner communicate without saying a word? For couples dealing with relationship problems, in many ways, actions speak louder than words. Partners often want more attention and affection from each other, and a lack of such can make them feel misunderstood or neglected. Many couples will argue about the little things because [...]…

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Feeding Your Marriage

2013-02-25 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 23s

How much time do you dedicate to your marriage? Are you taking good care of it? With busy schedules and work and family responsibilities, it becomes common for couples to focus their time on things other than the marriage. Many different factors will often effect how we end up prioritizing our time, and it’s easy [...]…

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5 Skills to Improve Your Relationship

2013-02-18 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 20s

If you had all the necessary tools to improve your relationship, would you use them? Imagine you were asked to fix a leaky shower. Now, maybe you have all the proper tools and equipment but how could you possibly use them successfully if you don’t have the knowledge or the skills to actually do so? [...]…

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Hallmark Who? Making Your Valentine’s Day Unique

2013-02-11 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 16s

Trying to avoid the same old Valentine’s Day of flowers, cards, and chocolate? Look no further! Here we’ll share some fun and unique ideas. As Valentine’s Day rolls around, many people begin to feel pressure to make the day special for their significant other. With life being so busy, however, a lot of couples end [...]…

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Creating a Passionate Relationship: Not for the Faint of Heart

2013-02-04 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 26s

Do you have what it takes to create and maintain a passionate relationship? In the midst of keeping up with the demands of modern life like paying bills, maintaining a household and career and raising a family, it’s easy for a couple to let go and lose sight of their once intense and deeply satisfying [...]…

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Relationship Resolutions

2013-01-25 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 25s

It’s that time of year again… What are your New Year’s Resolutions? What about your relationship resolutions? At the start of a new year, many people try to set goals for themselves, their relationships, and their families. With the highest of hopes, they plan for the best and most positive possible outcomes. The problem, however, [...]…

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Maintaining Mindfulness

2013-01-21 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 25s

Take a second to stop and think… Are you maintaining mindfulness today? You might ask, well what does that mean exactly? The idea of mindfulness is to be present to ourselves physically, emotionally, spiritually and literally in the moment. Being mindful involves focusing on your breathing and thoughts rather than projecting yourself into the future [...]…

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31 Days to a Happy Husband

2013-01-14 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 25s

What’s the secret to having a happy husband? What have you done for ME lately? Does that sound familiar? Chances are, that question does sound familiar. And it’s often right out of the mouth of wives who also might ask- why should I be nice to you if you’re not nice to me? But maybe [...]…

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The Days of Wine and Roses: When Your Partner Drinks Too Much

2013-01-07 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 21s

How can you tell when your partner drinks too much? When does drinking become a problem? Imagine meeting someone new. You start going out on romantic dates- dates that maybe include a bottle of wine, candles, roses, the whole nine yards. Initially, the alcohol acts as an intimacy and romance enhancer. It helps you both [...]…

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Are YOU the “I” in the Storm?

2012-12-24 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 23s

If you were the reason for the fighting in your marriage, would you be able to admit you were the “I” in the storm? One of the biggest challenges facing couples today is their inability to truly hear one another and recognize the unhealthy communication patterns that develop over time. In many cases it starts [...]…

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Mental Illness & Marriage

2012-12-17 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 26s

What kind of impact does mental illness have on a marriage? In today’s society, it’s becoming more and more common for individuals to be living with some sort of mental health condition or illness like anxiety or depression. And while there are many issues and conditions that present themselves in different, unique ways, oftentimes the [...]…

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Fuzzy Boundaries: Affair Proofing Your Marriage

2012-12-10 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

What’s the real story behind infidelity and affair proofing your marriage? Though data varies, many researchers and clinicians would say that about 25 percent of men and 15 percent of women engage in an affair during the course of their marriage. Extramarital affairs cross all boundaries. While the news media chronicle the affairs of our [...]…

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Hellacious Holidays: How to Deal With Your In-Laws

2012-12-03 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 18s

What’s the key to managing the holidays with your in-laws? If the financial stress surrounding the holidays isn’t enough, there can always be a little more to count on with the arrival of extended family and in-laws, or the anticipation of making the yearly trek to the airport. Of course not everyone experiences tension with [...]…

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Holidays From Hell

2012-11-26 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 29s

Is it possible to get through the holidays without losing your mind, and stability in your marriage? Around the holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas or Hanukkah, couples and families tend to feel additional stress because of all the added pressures and expectations that surround the season. Pesky things like extra work hours, long shopping lists, [...]…

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Secrets and Lies

2012-11-19 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 26s

Is keeping secrets from your partner just as bad as lying? We’re talking about lying by omission. It may not seem like selective honesty would create problems within a marriage, but keeping secrets from your partner is a form of lying. Doing this can create cracks in the foundation of a relationship and lead to [...]…

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Making Your Marriage Special While Parenting Your Special Needs Child

2012-11-12 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

What is the secret to making your marriage special while also parenting a child with special needs? Approximately 10 percent of individuals within the general population have a disability. Now, with the rise of certain disabilities like autism disorders, many couples are parenting special needs children. In those instances, making your marriage special can be [...]…

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Please Understand Me: Managing ADHD Within a Marriage

2012-11-05 :: Stay Happily Married

Can we become stronger while managing ADHD within a marriage? It’s no secret that navigating and maintaining a marriage can be difficult sometimes. But what if your spouse has ADHD or is undiagnosed and living with ADHD? In either case, communication is extra challenging and can seem impossible at times. Oftentimes the partner dealing with [...]…

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1000 Places to Fight Before You Die: Vacation for Couples

2012-10-29 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

Planning a romantic vacation for couples does not have to be a battle royale. If you’re like most couples, there just isn’t enough time in the day to do everything that needs to get done. Between work and kids, you’re lucky to squeeze in time to brush your teeth – let alone take a vacation [...]…

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Couples Who ‘Click’: What Makes a Successful Marriage?

2012-10-22 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

Do you have the tools to build a successful marriage? We’ve all heard the old saying “marriage takes work.” But exactly how much work does it take? Do we all possess the skills that it takes to harbor a successful marriage or are we setting ourselves up for failure? If you look around at the [...]…

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I Bet You Think This Marriage is About You

2012-10-15 :: Stay Happily Married

Does your marriage partner think that the world revolves around them? There’s a lot of good information out there to help a troubled marriage survive, but when it comes to a marriage in which one spouse suffers from narcissism, there are very few resources available on how to make it work. Some statistics suggest that [...]…

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The Nine Phases of Marriage: Understanding the Phases of Marriage

2012-10-08 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 26s

Are you sabotaging your love life? Statistics show that 85 percent of single women can’t wait to get married– but do they really want the whole package? We already know that women have vastly different expectations of marriage than men do so it should be no surprise that men don’t always live up to those [...]…

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10 Humorous & Helpful Hints for a Happy Marriage

2012-10-01 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 19s

If there was an instruction book for a happy marriage, would you use it? No one makes such a great commitment, like marriage, with the assumption that they will one day end up as anything other than happy. So what is the key to a happy marriage when small squabbles and large debates muddy the [...]…

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A Special Love for Special Needs: Staying Strong in the Face of Autism

2012-09-24 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

Is your marriage strong enough to endure the challenges of autism? Living with a family member on the autism spectrum can make communication difficult. Whether it’s your spouse, your child or yourself, trying to break through the communication barrier to have a fulfilling relationship can be so taxing that it takes away from other family [...]…

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Fact or Fiction? Top 5 Marriage Myths Revealed

2012-09-17 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 23s

Is there any truth behind the most popular and cliché marriage myths? When engagement news is broken to friends and family, advice from these sudden love experts comes flooding in. It’s as if we’re back in school and everyone wants us to learn from their past experiences. Old adages come out of the woodworks to [...]…

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Battle of the Sexes at Home: How Gender Can Affect a Relationship

2012-09-10 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 19s

Is it possible for a woman’s “feminine wiles” to conquer a battle of the sexes? Relationships today are far different than they were a hundred, 50 and even 20 years ago. Our society has evolved so much in the past several decades that traditional gender roles – those that had been assumed since the dawn [...]…

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Step Children- A Step Parent’s Guide

2012-09-03 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 20s

Did you grow up dreaming of the day that your life would turn into an episode of The Brady Bunch? Probably not. Blended families – those with children from previous relationships – are becoming the norm. That means more and more people are facing the challenges of being a step parent every day, and many [...]…

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Entrepreneurship & Marriage: Mixing Business and Pleasure

2012-08-27 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 28s

Would your relationship be more successful if it were treated like a business? Mixing business with pleasure. Some live by this motto, others try everything they can to avoid it. It’s difficult to maintain or even improve your marriage with a spouse that is constantly “on the clock”. What if you could take the working [...]…

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Fifty Shades of Grey: Is it Erotic or Abusive?

2012-08-20 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

Is your love life an erotic novel or abusive nightmare? The 50 Shades of Grey trilogy has steadily remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list for several months. The risqué nature of the book that once started out as Twilight fan-fiction is catching the attention of men and women across the [...]…

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Lessons Learned From TV Lovers: Improving Your Marriage With Television

2012-08-13 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 21s

Who could have imagined that it would be possible to improve your marriage just by watching television? One of the greatest American pastimes for individuals, couples, and families continues to be checking out what is on television. We love TV! Whether you’re trying to relax or looking for information on a topic, there is always [...]…

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Nickel and Dimed: Planning Your Financial Life Together

2012-08-06 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 19s

Do you and your partner have different financial goals for the future? Marriage means the joining of two households, two lifestyles and two bank accounts. So what happens when a shopaholic and a penny pincher get married? It’s a financial catastrophe! All couples, be it newlyweds or marathon marriages, have arguments over finances. The key [...]…

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Couples Counseling for ADHD: Learning How to Overcome as a Team

2012-07-30 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 15s

Beat ADHD and discover how to direct their attention back to the relationship. Is it possible for a couple to come back from the edge? The truth is that ADHD is a condition that does not discriminate based on age, the effects of ADHD are just as likely to manifest in adults. However, many adults [...]…

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Love at First Use: An Inside Look at Substance Abuse and Marriage

2012-07-23 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 23s

Is your marriage built on an unhealthy foundation of substance abuse and false feelings? Maybe you met your partner at a bar. Things went well, the alcohol helped to take off the nervous edge and before you knew it you were both head over heels in love. Throughout dating and even into marriage substances were [...]…

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What I Learned From John Edwards: How to Resist Temptation

2012-07-16 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 27s

Can your marriage benefit from the scandalous downfalls of politicians? The media is overwhelmed with stories of celebrity divorces and politicians in the middle of shocking affairs. Unknowingly, these public figures are conveying a messages to the masses…give in to temptation. When news breaks of a politician having a secretive and scandalous affair, we’re shocked. [...]…

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No More Mr. Nice Guy: Speaking Up For What You Want

2012-07-09 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 20s

How far will you go to please your partner? No one likes peering into a schoolyard and seeing a bully. Bullies are mean and manipulative, but they exist. What many people don’t know is the secret ingredient that gives bullies power. It’s submission. It’s very hard to have someone push you around if that is [...]…

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Can Your Marriage Survive Betrayal: The Guide to Battling Betrayal

2012-07-02 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 20s

If your partner left you tomorrow, could you survive the betrayal? When we were in school we had teachers who sat us down every day, year after year, and passed along piece after piece of information for us to retain and use as functioning adults. Well, that was then and this is now. Who is [...]…

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Does My Partner Have ADHD?: Directing Attention Back To Your Marriage

2012-06-25 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 18s

Lack of attention does not have to mean lack of a relationship. Is an undiagnosed case of ADHD to blame for your spouse’s lack of attention to your relationship? The acronym ADHD summons several images to mind. We’re more likely to think of overactive children unable to concentrate in school, not our full-grown, adult partner. [...]…

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Death by Technology: How to Unplug Your Marriage

2012-06-18 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 14s

Does your marriage have what it takes to unplug from the technology of the modern world? Has technology killed your marriage? Modern technology can do almost anything, from translating a foreign language to shooting angry birds at random objects. No one could have ever suspected that something that is helpful with so many things could [...]…

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Help! I’m Married to a Sex Addict!

2012-06-11 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 26s

Is your spouse’s behavior a sign of their sex addiction? The suspicion may have been mounting for some time now. You now find yourself questing their comments, their late nights at the office or business trips, or perhaps, even the long hours they spend in front of a computer. Infidelity, or the suspicion of it, [...]…

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Couples Conquering Conflict

2012-06-04 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 31s

Is your marriage strong enough to withstand the forces working against it? Many couples, the lucky ones, never have to do much when working on their marriage. Perhaps it’s luck or maybe even genuine compatibility. These couples aren’t the norm. Normal couples will fight, bicker and yell…and they’ll do it often. The question is, can [...]…

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Can Too Much Money Ruin a Marriage?

2012-05-28 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 21s

Is it possible that having too much money can ruin a marriage? We all have stress in our life. Too many hours at work, too little time with the kids, too much money….wait…what? We always hear of the stress and arguments that can come from finances being stretched too tightly, but it isn’t very often [...]…

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The Pitfalls of Protective Parenting

2012-05-21 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

Is your overprotective parenting hurting your child and damaging your marriage? Before we had government agencies in place to advise us on what was good or dangerous for us, we only had one way of finding out this information…through first hand experience. Bumps, scrapes and broken hearts were all part of the novelty that is [...]…

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Does Chemistry & Connection Count?

2012-05-14 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 17s

How important are chemistry and connection in a relationship? When we met that special someone we felt the chemistry to keep it going. It was new. It was exciting. When we fell in love we built a connection that made us feel invincible and as if we could conquer anything as a team. When that [...]…

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All Aboard the Love Odyssey

2012-05-07 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 25s

Could a week long couples cruise be the key to saving your marriage? Gilligan had it all wrong; it takes more than a 3-hour tour. In fact, it takes 7 days. A simple, relaxing 7 days on the water could be the solution you’ve been searching for to save your drowning marriage from ending up [...]…

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A Crash Course in Marriage

2012-04-30 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 24s

Is your marriage getting the help and attention it needs to defeat the divorce odds? It seems that divorce is the new “big thing”. With the divorce rate hovering around 50% there have been entire industries and communities built to help the people going through this transition. This year there is even a divorce expo [...]…

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OMG! I Sound Just Like My Mother!

2012-04-23 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

Can a parent’s advice save your marriage? We’ve feared this day! We thought our chances of escaping this doomed fate were better than average. BUT…it’s finally happened. We’ve finally realized that we have turned into our parents! Leslie Petruk, author of the website OMG! I Sound Just Like My Mother, joins us this week to [...]…

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Managing Mid-Life Together

2012-04-16 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 31s

Does your spouse’s mid-life crisis mean the end of your marriage? A motorcycle, a bright red convertible, or maybe a new young girlfriend; all of these just scream mid-life crisis. We seem to be able to recognize the obvious signs of a mid-life crisis but how do we handle a situation like this? In a [...]…

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Therapy

2012-04-09 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 20s

Are you still hung up on something that you spouse did in the past? So you fell in love, got married, had kids…then what? To the happy honeymooners it’s not always apparent that marriage is something you have to work on to maintain. After a major marriage changing event a lot of couples go to [...]…

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The New Definition for “Daddy”

2012-04-02 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 23s

Do you have what it takes to be an involved father figure? Only in the most recent decades has the idea of the typical family structure shifted. Where it used to be that women would stay home and raise the children, we now see mother’s going back to work. With the roles and responsibilities of [...]…

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The Co-Worker Courtship

2012-03-26 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 18s

Is your spouse having an affair with their co-worker? They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but does it really? It seems that the more time we spend with someone the more bonded with them we become. We find common interests, form jokes, and grow attachments. In most circumstances this is a good [...]…

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Add Spice to Your Love Life

2012-03-19 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 21s

Is your relationship lacking the necessary spice to keep you going? We all hit a plateau in our relationships. Maybe we’re sick of our routine. Maybe the sex has gotten boring and stale. Whatever the cause, we have the solution. Our guest today, Dr. Judy Kuriansky, has all the answers you need to spice up [...]…

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Fighting in Front of Children

2012-03-12 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 18s

Do your marital fights psychologically damage your children? It is impossible not to fight with your spouse at some point in your marriage. It’s life. But have you ever stopped to consider what the effects are for the people who have the infortune to overhear the bickering, such as your children? Our guest, Bethlyn Johnson, [...]…

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The Secret to a Happy Life

2012-03-05 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 27s

Have you ever wondered if there was some secret to a happy life and blissful relationship? We have the answers you’ve been looking for. We spend a large portion of our lives dating and trying to find the person that matches us perfect; someone who we’d be willing to share the rest of our live [...]…

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To Have Children or Not?

2012-02-27 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 17s

Are you ready to have children, but your spouse is not on board? Having children is a very important part of any relationship. This large commitment is exhilarating for some and terrifying for others. Some people get so used to living only for themselves that the idea of children seems impossible. The real problem arises [...]…

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An Appetite for Love

2012-02-20 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 23s

Are your intimacy issues to blame for those extra pounds that you’ve put on? We’ve heard of couples who begin to pack on the pounds when they are in a committed relationship and feel comfortable with each other, but there may be an underlying reason to this new weight gain. Our guest today will let [...]…

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The Science of Love

2012-02-12 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

Is human nature to blame for your lackluster relationship? Sometimes we get so preoccupied with the hustle and bustle around us that we forget we are only human. We too are animals at the base of it all. The innate instincts that we all possess can do anything from save our life to end our [...]…

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Improving Intimacy

2012-02-06 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 15s

Is your relationship lacking the intimacy it once had? With the pressure of a busy schedules, economic stress, and the multiple roles we all fill, it is only expected that we are all stressed and exhausted by the end of the day. With our energy levels tapped, our intimacy levels drop too. Carla Rosinski believes [...]…

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Mixing Money and Marriage

2012-01-30 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 21s

Find yourself at odds with your spouse about how to spend your hard earned money? Although no one likes to admit to being materialistic, we all are. How can we not be? Our entire society runs off one thing…money. We need it to put a roof over our head, food in our bodies and function [...]…

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Make Yourself Heard

2012-01-23 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 21s

Ever feel like your spouse isn’t listening? Some people think that dating and getting to know someone can be the hardest part of a relationship. It requires a great amount of effort on both parts to keep things progressing. However, the hardest part of a relationship is actually the stage that most largely encapsulates a [...]…

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Postpartum Blues

2012-01-16 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 29s

Are baby blues hurting your family and spouse? Some of us have spent our entire lives dreaming of what life would be like once we were all grown up. We planned out our weddings, our ideal mates, and our perfect nuclear family with 2.5 children. It is when life does not go exactly according to [...]…

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In-Law Interference

2012-01-09 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 19s

Is constant interference from your in-laws killing your marriage? We’ve all seen a football game where everything went from fantastic to devastating in mere minutes. It looks like a clear win; your team is ahead, defeating all obstacles in their path. Then BOOM, out of nowhere interference by the other team turns the game around [...]…

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Being a Parent, Not a Best Friend

2012-01-02 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 23s

Is your friendship with your child hurting your marriage? Only a few shorts years ago, or so it seems, we were all children ourselves; laughing and playing with our friends, disobeying our parents, and tormenting the family pet. Before we knew it we were adults who were getting married and having children of our own. [...]…

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The Simple Truth

2011-12-26 :: Stay Happily Married

“Relationships aren’t destroyed by cataclysmic arguments. They are eroded by the little things that happen over time. We’re all excited when a relationship starts. We watch what we do. We edit our actions and mind our words. We gloss over the details because we love the dream of what could be. We sacrifice the now [...]…

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Overcoming the Divide: Helping Couples Unite as Parents

2011-12-19 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 24s

Are your diverse parenting styles breaking apart your marriage? Being part of a couple and getting married can be a very difficult process. You have two people from different backgrounds and lifestyles, coming together to start their life together. Their differences in opinion and lifestyle can be a relationship hot spot for conflict. Things tend [...]…

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The Stepmom Coach

2011-12-12 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

Are you the outcast in your stepfamily? Dating and marriage is a process that is complicated enough on it’s own, never mind coming into a family that has already been established. Marrying someone with children from a previous relationship can be a delicate mind field that requires a certain finesse to master. Certified Master Stepfamily [...]…

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Is Financial Stress Killing Your Marriage?

2011-12-05 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 18s

The current economic deficit has placed a significant strain on our wallets, our jobs, but most importantly, our relationships. Divorce rates are an unsettling 51% today, which means half of all marriages are ending in divorce. What is even more disturbing is that out of the couples getting divorced, approximately 80% of them attribute their [...]…

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H.U.G. & K.I.S.S. Hierarchy

2011-11-28 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 18s

Is your inability to read your partner ruining your relationship? We’ve all stumbled into those relationship traps where it can feel like we’re constantly sticking our foot in our mouths. Anything we say or do seems to land us even further into hot water with our spouse. Perhaps you’ve been stuck in similar situations in [...]…

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How to Live Happily Ever After

2011-11-21 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 27s

Has your fairy tale marriage turned into a nightmare? Ripped from the pages of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice we’ve been made to believe that happily ever after is possible. People spend years looking for their perfect partner and come to find that all the spark and je ne sais quoi that had attracted them [...]…

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Anxiety is Ruining My Relationship

2011-11-14 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

Anxiety is reaching epidemic proportions with nearly 50% of Americans meeting the criteria for an anxiety disorder at some point in their life. We worry about money, our health, safety, car accidents, whether or not people like us, traveling, work, and more. All this worry takes a huge toll-wasting an enormous amount of time and [...]…

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How to Tell Your Spouse You Have Had an Affair

2011-11-07 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 18s

They say that once trust is lost that it can never be regained. The ultimate betrayal of trust in a relationship is, without a doubt, an affair. People often don’t realize the consequences of their actions until after the act has been committed. Undoubtedly, the hardest part of an affair is when you come to [...]…

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Fight Less, Love More

2011-10-31 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 20s

Is your constant bickering ruining your relationship? We’ve all been in a relationship where the fights just never seem to end. We bicker about the little things, the big things, and the things that would matter to no one but us. What does all of this constant fighting do to our relationships? Acclaimed author Laurie [...]…

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Why Couples Need to Eat, Sleep & Play Together

2011-10-24 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 20s

Is your hectic schedule damaging your relationship? We all have busy schedules filled with work, appointments, children’s activities, and family events. No matter how much we seem to get done we can’t seem to muster any more free time. This lack of time can begin to affect our families, and even our spouse. Dr. Kristen [...]…

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Discovering Your Amazing Marriage

2011-10-17 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

Ever felt like ending your marriage after a bad argument or affair? There could be a better solution. Marriage is one of the best and worst things you will ever go through in life. From arguments, lifestyle changes, children and even infidelity; there never seems to be a rule on how exactly you should handle [...]…

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Ready to Spice up your Sex Life?

2011-10-10 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 18s

Maybe you and your spouse started out having great sex on a regular basis. It might have been spontaneous, playful, energetic, and enjoyable. But over time, with hectic routines, kids to care for, and careers to balance, your sex life has suffered. Are you having sex less often? When you do have sex is it [...]…

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Teacup Parenting

2011-10-02 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 22s

Are your actions as a parent sabotaging your child and spouse for life? Dr. Mike Daniels joins us to discuss the new phenomena of “teacup parenting”. We do our best to make sure that we raise our children to be responsible young adults. We nurture and care for them the best that we know how. [...]…

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To Divorce or Not

2011-09-26 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 28s

Should you stay married or not? Are the issues in your relationship big enough to warrant a divorce. No matter how perfect a relationship may seem to the outside observer, there are always issues within a relationship that put stress on each of the partners. Although we may love our spouse, we can find ourselves [...]…

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Here Comes the Judgment

2011-09-19 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 25s

They say that hindsight is 20/20. We often never see the real problems in a relationship until after they have exploded. With couples divorcing at an alarming rate, it may be time to call on a new relationship expert- someone who deals with divorce. There is no better way to learn than from your mistakes; [...]…

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Mastering Our Master Conflict

2011-09-12 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 23s

It is possible that the expression “opposites attract” could be as old as the concept of dating itself. We hear stories of good girls going for the bad guys, or a tight laced accountant falling for an outgoing actress. In these relationships there seems to be a balance between the two personalities that makes the [...]…

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Dating Advice That Will Save Your Marriage

2011-09-06 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 28s

When we watch the interaction that occurs between the sexes we are often left wondering why such a huge communication gap still exists between men and women. Popular media has made the world conscious of this idea that women speak in a code that very few men have the ability to decipher. This imbalance can [...]…

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Balancing Children and your Marriage

2011-08-29 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 18s

Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day? Sure, we all say this, but it seems with each passing day our plates are loaded with more and more activities that we have to try and cram in. Remember the good ole’ days where you had time to go out to [...]…

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How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free

2011-08-22 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 27s

Have you ever felt suffocated in your relationship? Perhaps you feel like you and your spouse are always fighting. It would seem as through the fights and arguments have consumed your relationship whole! No matter what you do, you can’t seem to escape from one argument before you’re in another brawl with your spouse. When [...]…

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How to Avoid Speed Bumps in the Relationship Road Trip

2011-08-14 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 19s

Let’s face facts, no relationship is perfect! In the “relationship road trip” there are potholes, speed bumps and road kill that all couples have to try steer clear of. More often than not, when we have stopped paying attention, we run into something we didn’t mean to hit.  The best way to protect yourself, and [...]…

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Learning to Trust Again

2011-08-08 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 21s

It takes a lot of moving pieces to make a relationship work; such as patience and compromise. However, perhaps the most important element to any relationship is trust. Without trust a relationship can become stunted from growth. When trust is taken away from a relationship, it can crumble on it’s very foundation. Trust is one [...]…

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After An Affair – Can Anything Positive Come of It?

2011-08-03 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 27s

For most couples dealing with infidelity, the idea of anything good coming from an an affair seems impossible. When trust and intimacy are shattered, it’s easy to believe that nothing can ever fix them. But are couples who stay together and work through the issues surrounding infidelity able to rebuild the relationship to healthy place? [...]…

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Why Did I Marry You Anyway?

2011-07-25 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 25s

We often read about happy couples in romance novels and see healthy relationships in movies. This overexposure to the “ideal couple” often leaves us questioning our own relationships. We find flaws in our relationships that we often have no idea of how to overcome. Our lack of proper communication and skills can often leave couples [...]…

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The Suspicion is Killing Me

2011-07-18 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 20s

Do you obsess over suspicions of your spouse’s infidelity (either physical or emotional)? Dr. Nicole Imbraguglio returns to the show do discuss the reasons why we harbor suspicion towards our spouses and why some people are more likely than others to be bothered by it constantly. She also illuminates the difference between a healthy amount of [...]…

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I Don’t Want A Divorce

2011-07-05 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 25s

Today’s world is one of instant satisfaction and gratification. We want what we want when we want it. Before we know it our interest quickly fades and we are bored with our latest toy. In a world that teaches us out with the old and in with the new, how can anyone expect a marriage [...]…

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Look at Him With Fresh Eyes

2011-06-28 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 24s

Do your days seem to always be filled with obligations and responsibilities to others? Chores to do, errands to run, children to chauffeur? With all the havoc of a modern world it is hard to make time for oneself, let alone their spouse. This hectic lifestyle is often what leaves a couple’s relationship in a [...]…

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No Wimpy Parenting

2011-06-20 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 23s

Sometimes It can seem like instead of you and your partner running the house, the kids are the ones calling the shots. Are you giving in too often and too easily? Dr. Kristin Wynns joins us on the show today to discuss the importance of holding on to parental control and how websites like No [...]…

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How To Win Your Wife’s Heart Forever

2011-06-13 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 14s

Ever feel like you can never say or do the right thing in your wife’s eyes? Do you aim to impress and end up only causing her stress? We have the keys to making the special woman in your life smile! From remembering the little things, like anniversaries and birthdays, to planning a romantic getaway. [...]…

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Relationship Cure: 5 Things to Help Strengthen Your Marriage

2011-05-23 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 19s

Is your busy work schedule, kids, or financial issues making it hard for you and your partner to feel connected? Is trying to keep up with everything and everyone just weakening your marriage? Stephanie Ladd joins us to discuss how couples can re-ignite their marriage and overcome the lull of long term relationships. Stephanie Ladd [...]…

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She’s Put On So Much Weight, What Do I Do?

2011-05-09 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 20s

Has weight become an issue in your marriage? Are obesity issues causing health, intimacy, and body image issues for you or your spouse? Dr. Paulomi Raiji joins us to discuss the prevalence of obesity problems in marriages the obesity rate in the country rises, as well covering which spouse is most to suffer from the physical [...]…

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Dealing With Depression

2011-04-06 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 26s

If you or your spouse suffer from depression, you already know how hard it can be on both of you. Maybe you feel like you don’t know how to handle your partner’s depression, or on the other hand, maybe you don’t think your partner is really understanding what you’re going through. How do you continue [...]…

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Avoiding Critical Mass

2011-03-21 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 18s

Does it seem like your fights with your spouse turn explosive on a regular basis? Do you often find the argument reach the “point of no return”? Kristin Wynns, Ph.D., returns to the show to talk about how to avoid the critical mass in a relationship and keep the arguments from getting explosive and hard [...]…

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Keeping the Connection After Parenthood

2011-03-08 :: Stay Happily Married

When you have a child, everything changes. But does that mean your marriage can’t be what it was before? Does it feel like you and your spouse are both connected to the kids, but not to each other?  Rhona Berens, Ph.D., joins the show to talk about how things change in a marriage after the [...]…

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Working With Your Spouse

2011-02-23 :: Stay Happily Married

Do you and your spouse work in the same field or business – maybe even in the same office? Do you feel like you can never really get away from work even when you’re at home, or are clashes at home bleeding into your work?  Dr. Julia Jacobs joins us on the show to discuss [...]…

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Where’s My Fairy Tale Ending?

2011-02-15 :: Stay Happily Married

Do you feel disappointment that your marriage isn’t the storybook romance you’d hoped for? Do you find yourself wondering if maybe your partner isn’t the one you were meant to live happily ever after with after all? Jon and Beverly Meyerson are here to talk about what “happily ever after” really means – what really [...]…

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It’s Complicated: Facebook and Your Marriage

2011-02-01 :: Stay Happily Married

Lately, Facebook has been all over the news and on many people’s minds. But does it feel like this tool for social connection is actually driving you and your partner apart, or are you worried about its potential to do so? K. Jason and Kelli Krafsky join the show to discuss how Facebook and other [...]…

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Talk to Me Like I’m Someone You Love

2011-01-24 :: Stay Happily Married

Does it feel like even when the fights between you and your partner are over, that things aren’t really resolved? Do you feel like you just aren’t connecting? Dr. Nancy Dreyfus joins the show to explain why superficial resolutions don’t fix the underlying problem, and to share an approach that will give you the right words [...]…

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The 3 Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage

2011-01-18 :: Stay Happily Married

Does it seem like the most serious arguments you and your partner have are always rooted in the same few things? Are you at your wit’s end from having the same arguments over and over? Dr. Tina Tessina returns to the show to talk about her book Money, Sex, and Kids: Stop Fighting About the [...]…

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How Are You and Your Partner Attached?

2011-01-04 :: Stay Happily Married

Do either you or your partner have anxieties about your relationship?  Are you uncomfortable getting too close?  The way you each feel and behave in your relationship may actually be linked to your individual attachment styles. Psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine joins us to talk about the the theory behind Attached, a new book [...]…

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5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great

2010-12-28 :: Stay Happily Married

Does it feel like your relationship is good enough, but not all that it could be?  Is “good enough” just not good enough anymore?  Dr. Terri Orbuch joins us on the show to talk about her book – 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great. Terri is the project director of [...]…

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Keeping May-December Romance In Season

2010-12-20 :: Stay Happily Married

Is the difference in age between you and your partner causing tension in your marriage?  Is it getting difficult to deal with others’ perceptions and opinions of your relationship?  Colette Segalla joins us to talk about both the challenges and benefits of relationships between partners of significantly different ages, and to tell us how you [...]…

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Project Happily Ever After

2010-12-14 :: Stay Happily Married

Is your marriage no longer magical, but just plain miserable?  Does it feel like you’re trapped with no way of fixing things, to the point where you’re fantasizing about divorce, or worse?  Alisa Bowman returns to the show to discuss her upcoming book, Project: Happily Ever After – Saving Your Marriage When the Fairytale Falters, [...]…

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To the In-Laws’ House We Go

2010-12-07 :: Stay Happily Married

Are you dreading that trip over the river and through the woods to your in-laws’ house this season?  Does it feel like going to visit the family brings more stress than joy to your holidays?  Dealing with in-laws can be complicated any time of the year, and feeling trapped under their roof during the already [...]…

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10th Anniversary: Reflections of a Marriage Counselor

2010-11-29 :: Stay Happily Married

Does 10 years of marriage seem like a piece of cake, or have you made it through the first ten years and wonder if you’ll make it for another 10? Dr. Tina Lepage returns to the show to let us behind the curtain of what a marriage counselor’s relationship is like and shares what she [...]…

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Keeping the Holidays Happy With Your Step Family

2010-11-15 :: Stay Happily Married

No matter how many “Happy Holidays” wishes you receive, the season can be just as stressful as it is enjoyable, and that stress can be even greater if you’re part of a blended family. Does shuffling the kids from one home to another feel too disruptive? Does it seem impossible to meet everyone’s vision of [...]…

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Loving On Purpose

2010-11-08 :: Stay Happily Married

Do you think you’re letting too much pass you by when you leave things to chance? Do you want to make the most of what you have with the ones you love? Dennis Yanke returns to the show to talk about what it means to “love on purpose” and how it can improve your relationships. [...]…

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Creating a Couple Vision Statement

2010-11-01 :: Stay Happily Married

Do you sometimes feel like you and your partner aren’t working toward the same goals in your relationship? Does it seem like you’re just not on the same page with each other? Dr. Carol Ummel Lindquist, a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Laguna Beach, California, joins us to discuss how creating a “Couple Vision Statement” can [...]…

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Making Interfaith Marriage Work

2010-10-18 :: Stay Happily Married

Do you and your partner follow different religions? Are you unsure of how to respect and appreciate your partner’s beliefs without compromising your own? Are you worried about how your children will identify, and what your families will think? Reverend Laurie Sue Brockway, an ordained nondenominational minister, joins us today to discuss what interfaith couples [...]…

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How Being a Little Selfish Can Enhance Your Marriage

2010-10-12 :: Stay Happily Married

Do you sometimes feel like you’ve lost yourself in your marriage? Has putting the focus on the two of you as a pair started to make you feel insecure with yourself? Andrea Gross joins us on the show to discuss how a healthy marriage starts with you as an individual, and has everything to do [...]…

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Don’t Let Your Marriage Go Into a Recession

2010-09-27 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 16s

Are money issues making you feel like your marriage is bankrupt? Money issues pop up in every marriage at some point and when the economy is in a recession, these problems are intensified. Many people expect their spouses to have exactly the same view of spending and finances and have difficulty accepting the differences in [...]…

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Does Absence Really Make The Heart Grow Fonder?

2010-09-20 :: Stay Happily Married

Do you or your spouse have to do a lot of traveling for work? Does it feel like rather than bringing you closer together – making the heart grow fonder – your time apart is just creating tension? Archana Aragon joins us to talk about how time away from your partner can affect your relationship, [...]…

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The Keys to a New Intimacy

2010-09-13 :: Stay Happily Married

Are the expectations we put on our spouse to blame for the disintegration of intimacy and connectedness? Do you consider yourself a victim of your spouse’s unreasonable behavior, or are you simply bored of your spouse? Dr. Judith Sherven and Dr. Jim Sniechowski join us to talk about why many people are so quick to [...]…

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How To Keep From Being Pureed By Your Blended Family

2010-09-07 :: Stay Happily Married

If you’re a part of a blended family, you know how complicated things can be, especially when you’re starting out. Are you having trouble relating to your new stepchildren? Do you just not feel as much like a family as you expected? Barbara Keyworth joins us to discuss the things that can cause tension in [...]…

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Why Don’t You Understand?

2010-08-30 :: Stay Happily Married

Do you feel like the ways you and your partner think just don’t match up? Does it feel like it might be impossible to really understand each other? Susie Leonard Weller, author of Why Don’t You Understand?: Improve Family Communication with the 4 Thinking Styles joins us to explain how we can improve our communication [...]…

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Three’s a Crowd: Dealing With Your Spouse

2010-08-23 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 23s

Is your new spouse’s ex more of a presence in your life than you expected? Are you finding it hard to deal with? Dr. Molly Parks joins us to discuss the critical issues you need to address when dealing with your partner’s ex so you can keep the harmony in your new family. Molly has [...]…

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Why Your Spouse Won’t Listen

2010-08-16 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 23s

Does it seem like no matter how hard you try to communicate and express your love to your partner, your message just isn’t getting through? Sarah DeNome joins us to discuss the different ways people express and comprehend love, and to tell us how we can better communicate those feelings to our partners in ways [...]…

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What Do Men Really Want? (It’s Not What You Think.)

2010-08-02 :: Stay Happily Married

There are a lot of stereotypes about men and what they want, and nearly everyone has heard them. But believing that men are as simple as the stereotypes say can make you miss out on more meaningful ways to make him happy and strengthen your relationship together. Do you think you know what men really [...]…

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The Worst Marriage Advice Ever

2010-07-26 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 19s

We’re bombarded with advice on how to fix our relationships from almost every angle — from family, friends, and media. But how much of that advice is really good advice? Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones returns to the show to share some pieces of marriage advice she’s heard that can do a lot more harm than good. [...]…

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SHM Encore: Do You Still Love Me?

2010-07-19 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 27s

Do you feel that your spouse’s lack of appreciation is a sign that he or she is no longer happy with the relationship? Or is your spouse upset with your marriage while you think things are going fine? This dynamic can lead to feelings of betrayal that quickly spiral into much larger problems like suspicion and [...]…

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Making Your Married Sex Irresistible

2010-07-12 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 28s

Has your sex life with your spouse cooled down since you got married?  Are you not getting the same satisfaction that you used to, and do you feel like there’s nothing you can do about it? Dr. Trina Read joins us to talk about her book, Till Sex Do Us Part: Making Your Married Sex [...]…

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The Five Things You Should Say to Your Spouse Each Day

2010-07-06 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 24s

It’s easy to get caught up in the negative things in our lives, but are you letting the same happen in your relationship? Are you no longer able to see the good things in your marriage? Drs. Charley and Liz Schmitz join us to discuss how to break out of the cycle of negativity and [...]…

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Living Up to Sexual Standards

2010-06-28 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 20s

Do you feel like you can’t live up to what your spouse expects from you in the bedroom? Or do you feel you’re not getting everything you think you should get from your spouse? Dr. Sara Rosenquist joins us to discuss how our culture’s emphasis on sex can give us unrealistic expectations and put a [...]…

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What Happy Couples Know About Marriage

2010-06-21 :: Stay Happily Married
Length: 26s

Is your marriage not all you expected it to be? Are you not sure if there’s something wrong, or if this is just the natural progression of a relationship? Harry Harrison, author of 1001 Things Happy Couples Know About Marriage, joins us to share some of the lessons he’s compiled from talking to successful long-term [...]…

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Family Meetings – Ugh!

2009-04-13
Length: 22m 32s

It would be nice to sit down with everyone for dinner or a discussion, but with everyone's busy lives, is rounding up the family for some time together even possible? Dr. Kristen Wynns returns to the show to share her tips on working family time into a...…

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A Romance Writer’s Guide To Marriage

2009-04-06
Length: 21m 54s

Is it possible to add the romantic flare of an epic fantasy to your daily life of work, carpool, and grocery shopping? Are big, gallant gestures always required to make your spouse feel loved, or are the smaller,…

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The Marriage Money Pit

2009-03-30
Length: 21m 56s

Financial stress can take a toll on even the strongest marriages and in today's uncertain economic climate, the differences in spending habits between spouses, lack of a family budget, and everyday money issues put us all at risk of a meltdown. - Dr.…

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Is Pornography Destroying Your Marriage?

2009-03-23
Length: 21m 31s

What used to require a secret trip to a shady newsstand and the risk of being spotted by a friend or neighbor is now just keyclicks away. With pornography becoming easier to obtain and less of a social stigma,…

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I’m Sorry, Really, I’m Sorry!

2009-03-16
Length: 24m 35s

Apologizing can be a lot more difficult than it seems. Dr. Kristen Wynns joins us to discuss why some of us find it so hard to apologize to our spouses, the impact of always needing to be right on a marriage,…

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Love Shack: Creating A Bedroom Oasis For Romance

2009-03-09
Length: 24m 26s

Is your bedroom so cluttered or so spartan that relaxation and romance are simply impossible? Most of us are guilty of either filling up the bedroom with junk that won't fit anywhere else, or treating it like a cold and sterile museum.…

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Getting Your Husband To Do What You Want

2009-03-02
Length: 22m 16s

Everyone has incidents where a spouse (either husband or wife) is resistant to cooperation or compromise. What kind of factors lead to this behavior? Do parents, social norms, or other factors have a bigger impact? - Dr.…

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How To Choose a Marriage Counselor

2009-02-23
Length: 33m 3s

Choosing a marriage counselor can be a difficult and sometimes scary task. Where do you find a qualified counselor? Will your insurance cover therapy? How can you be sure that you and your spouse are getting the most out of therapy and that the counsel...…

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Managing The Monkey Mind

2009-02-16
Length: 25m 8s

Whether It's picking up the kids, checking email on the blackberry, obsessing over a conversation at work last week, or worrying about what to do for dinner tonight - we're all trying to do 100 things at once.…

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Make Valentine’s Day Special

2009-02-11

We would like to thank you for listening to our show every week and wish you all a very happy Valentine's Day. It's rare that we have more than a few quick minutes in a day to really communicate with our spouses,…

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Tending An Empty Nest

2009-02-09
Length: 20m 45s

Sometimes, a couple can't wait to get the kids out of the house, but in other circumstances, when the children leave, feelings of loneliness can be amplified and there aren't other family members around to serve as a distraction from other issues that ...…

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Arranging Your Space to Improve Your Marriage

2009-02-02
Length: 22m 48s

Is your living space having a negative impact on your relationship? Many couples would not think that the home environment itself can have an effect on marital bliss, but Jenna Boyd and Susan Orenstein, Ph.D. join us to discuss how clutter, color,…

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Sexual Incompatibility

2009-01-26
Length: 23m 15s

Every marriage faces issues where one or both partners feel frustrated with the level of intimacy in the relationship, but these incompatibility problems can create bigger difficulties when spouses feel like they can't bring up the topic with their par...…

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Put Yourself First To Stay Married

2009-01-19
Length: 23m 16s

It's tough not to be busy these days, but can over-extending yourself and not placing enough importance on your own needs be detrimental to your marriage? Dr. Pat Hogan joins us to discuss how putting all of your focus on others, including your spouse,…

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Indecision: It Can Kill Your Marriage

2009-01-12
Length: 32m 50s

Making big (or even small) decisions can often be tough - the responsibility and conflict it can bring are issues that can't be taken lightly, but living in a perpetual state of "maybe" can harm both you and your relationship. Dr.…

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Assume Love, Not War

2009-01-05
Length: 22m 40s

Do you find youself immediately jumping to the conclusion that everything your spouse does is meant to upset you? Patty Newbold joins us to discuss how assuming that your spouse is acting out of love can prevent countless marital problems and give you ...…

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The 4 Step Relationship Review

2008-12-29
Length: 18m 29s

Married life can be hectic - are you taking time to cover the nuts and bolts of your relationship on a regular basis? Cory Huff from AGoodHusband.net and HusbandsAndDads.com joins us to talk about a weekly 4 Step Relationship Review that he has impleme...…

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Be a Great Parent Without Becoming a Lousy Spouse

2008-12-22
Length: 22m 20s

Parenting can be tough and sometimes all your hard work can come at the expense of your spouse. It's easy to neglect each other when you’re focusing on the children - the key is to save some of the focus for both of you.…

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Helping Your Spouse and Yourself Fight Depression

2008-12-15
Length: 24m 35s

Are the feelings of irritability, withdrawal, and tiredness that you or your spouse are feeling just temporary, or signs of a bigger problem? Dr. Nicole Imbraguglio joins us to discuss how easy it can be to let depression go unnoticed and the toll that...…

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A Marriage Counselor Goes to Marriage Counseling

2008-12-08
Length: 18m 6s

What makes a marriage counselor decide to go in for counseling? Jennifer Coleman is a Life Transition Coach with Rosen Law Firm who has worked as a marriage counselor as well and joins us to talk about her experience visiting a marriage therapist with ...…

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Are the Holidays Stressing Your Marriage?

2008-11-24
Length: 22m 3s

Does the upcoming holiday season leave you feeling more anxious than thankful? Dealing with families, money concerns and more can be very overwhelming. How do you juggle everything without losing your head? Is it even possible? Dr.…

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Coping With the Fallout of Post-Traumatic Stress

2008-11-17
Length: 25m 51s

Are issues of past trauma or present anxiety causing conflict in your relationship?  Whether it comes from obvious sources, like military deployment and sexual abuse, or is a side effect of more subtle traumas like put-downs, verbal abuse and neglect,…

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Does Hypnosis Have a Place in Your Marriage?

2008-11-10
Length: 27m 2s

Can hypnosis really help your marriage? It may come as a surprise to some, but the answer is yes. The use of hypnosis is a technique that allows you to reveal your inner thoughts and make significant progress in your relationship and your life. Dr.…

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The 7 Benefits of Marriage For Men

2008-11-03
Length: 20m 2s

It's always nice to be reminded that you've made a good decision, and being married and involved in your child's life are two of the ...…

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Intimacy Retreats

2008-10-27
Length: 25m 8s

Can a weekend getaway really help your marriage? Does counseling with other couples have benefits over a more traditional approach? Richard and Diana Daffner join ...…

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Is your procrastinating spouse hurting your marriage?

2008-10-20
Length: 28m 53s

We've all procrastinated at some point, but when avoiding important issues becomes a compulsion, it can have negative effects on your relationship.  Dr. Gloria Arenson ...…

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Avoiding Infidelity

2008-10-13
Length: 28m 54s

It's always better to stop a problem before it begins than trying to fix it after the fact.  Dr. Betty Phillips joins us to discuss ...…

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The Commuter Marriage

2008-10-06
Length: 22m 42s

Keeping your marriage healthy takes a lot of work under the best of circumstances.  Tina Tessina, a.k.a. "Dr. Romance", joins us to talk about her ...…

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Adoption and Marriage

2008-09-23
Length: 24m 19s

Children add a new dynamic to every marriage, and adopting can bring challenges and rewards all its own.  Parker Herring, an adoption attorney in Raleigh, ...…

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The 10 Best Decisions a Couple Can Make

2008-09-15
Length: 24m 40s

Bill and Pam Farrel join us to talk about their book, The 10 Best Decisions a Couple Can Make, and explain the importance of emotions ...…

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September Songs

2008-09-08
Length: 27m 32s

Author and researcher Maggie Scarf joins us to discuss her latest book, September Songs: The Good News About Marriage in the Later Years.  In the ...…

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Your First Visit

2008-09-01
Length: 23m 44s

Does the idea of visiting a marriage counselor seem like admitting a problem in your relationship, or do you just find the whole experience intimidating? ...…

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Fighting Fairly

2008-08-25
Length: 23m 26s

The openness of marriage is an opportunity for a great deal of trust, but can also result in your most personal information used against you ...…

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Dealing Lovingly With Disapointment

2008-08-18
Length: 24m 30s

Every marriage has ups and downs, but it can sometimes be difficult to make sure that the inevitable disappointments don't grow into larger problems and ...…

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Coping With Your Child’s Behavioral and Emotional Issues

2008-08-11
Length: 24m 16s

Children can place stress on any marriage, and when kids are dealing with behavioral or emotional problems, it can often be even more trying on ...…

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The Effects of Marital Conflict on Your Kids

2008-08-04
Length: 23m 28s

Is conflict in your marriage taking a toll on your children? Even if the arguments take place behind closed doors, they can still impact ...…

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SHM Encore: Battling Substance Abuse

2008-07-28
Length: 20m 54s

We will return with new episodes next week. Please enjoy this popular episode with guest Erin Langdon. Substance abuse is a problem that affects many ...…

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SHM Encore: Building an Us

2008-07-21
Length: 19m 29s

Have you built an "Us" in your marriage? In this podcast, Lesli Doares, LMFT, discusses the concept of building an "Us," for married couples. Doares gives ...…

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Another Happy Year

2008-07-07
Length: 22m 23s

Anniversaries are wonderful, but it's easy to fall into the "flowers and dinner once a year" routine. Dr. Susan Orenstein returns to discuss what anniversaries ...…

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Teaming Up to Conquer Your Finances

2008-06-23
Length: 19m 34s

Are finances an open book in your marriage, or is money a taboo subject? Financial Advisor Bob Watral takes a look at how money ...…

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Emotional Vs. Sexual Intimacy

2008-06-16
Length: 31m 6s

Worried that your spouse cannot satisfy you intimately? In this episode Dr. Debbie Neel returns (her previous visit can be found here) to discuss the ...…

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Happy Father’s Day

2008-06-06
Length: 27m 35s

Happy Father’s Day! Dr. Susan Orenstein discusses the importance of the father’s role in a successful marriage and happy family, which has changed from being ...…

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Hump: True Tales of Sex After Kids

2008-06-02
Length: 20m 13s

"Hump: True Tales of Sex After Kids" takes a look at restoring the intimate bond between spouses after the changes in life that take place ...…

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This Old Spouse: Tips and Tools for Keeping the Honeymoon Glow

2008-05-27
Length: 24m 49s

Why are we quick to repair a clog in the kitchen sink, but let problems in our relationship pile up without fixing them? In ...…

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The Maturing of Love and Desire

2008-05-19
Length: 28m 55s

Do changes in desire for your spouse mean that you are no longer in love? Debbie Neel, PhD. discusses how intimacy and desire mature ...…

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Creating More Intimacy

2008-05-12
Length: 22m 42s

It can be difficult to make an intimate relationship with your spouse a priority when a few years of work, kids, and other day-to-day responsibilities ...…

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What I Learned About Marriage From Being a Divorce Coach

2008-05-05
Length: 22m 38s

Hindsight is 20/20, but sometimes we can learn from the mistakes of others and avoid problems ourselves. Host Lee Rosen and guest Jennifer Coleman, ...…

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Coping with an illness in your marriage

2008-04-28
Length: 20m 41s

A serious illness puts incredible stress on even the strongest relationship. This week's guest, David Garver LMFT, and host Lee Rosen discuss the emotional ...…

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Achieving Balance: Individual Vs. Couple

2008-04-14
Length: 25m 3s

Many of us know couples who seem to have lost their own identities after they began dating. But what kind of problems can this cause ...…

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After an Affair

2008-04-07
Length: 25m 43s

Infidelity. Distrust. Anger. Heartbreak. 25% of men and 15% of women will have an extramarital affair. An affair can end any marriage. But, it doesn’t ...…

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When Your Spouse Has a Problem with Substance Abuse

2008-03-31
Length: 20m 54s

Substance abuse is a problem that affects many families in the U.S. In this podcast, Erin Langdon, a Licensed Practicing Clinician and Clinicial Addictions ...…

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Relocation – When a Family has to Move

2008-03-24
Length: 21m 38s

Moving is one of the most stressful situations one can endure. It is not surprising that many couples decide to divorce shortly after relocating. ...…

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Stay Happily Married With Children, Part II

2008-03-17
Length: 16m 21s

No two people are raised alike and this can cause big issues for couples with differing parenting styles. In this podcast, Dr. Tina Lepage discusses ...…

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Stay Happily Married with Children

2008-03-10
Length: 16m 33s

Having children can certainly impose challenges on your marriage. Couples with children face the test of time... not enough time in the day, that ...…

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Building an Us

2008-03-03
Length: 19m 29s

Have you built an "Us" in your marriage? In this podcast, Lesli Doares, LMFT, discusses the concept of building an "Us," for married couples. Doares ...…

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Who’s Taking the Initiative?

2008-02-25
Length: 1m 1s

Do you often find yourself fighting with your spouse over who takes initiative in the relationship? Are you unsure as to what type of ...…

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Valentine’s Day Podcast – Stay Married for Another Year

2008-02-01
Length: 19m 58s

Valentine's Day is coming up fast. Love is on the line. Don't blow it! Listen to this podcast. In 20 minutes you will learn what ...…

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Introducing the podcast

2008-01-23
Length: 5m 51s

Lee Rosen and Jennifer Griffin introduce the podcast and provide some insight regarding future episodes. Click below to play the show:…

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Overcoming The Monogamy Challenge

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Length: 25s

Has your sex life become so dissatisfying that you feel restless with your marriage, or even resentful of your spouse? Marnia Robinson joins us to take a look at the science behind why steamy romance is destined to fade, what that means for the future of …

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Advocating for Your Child in the School System

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Length: 19s

A child who’s having difficulties in school can create a lot of unexpected stress in a relationship. Do you and your spouse have different ideas of what’s best when it comes to your child’s education? How can you communicate with each ot…

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Discipline with Love

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Length: 30s

When kids start acting out, the strain on the marriage is immediate. Are the different approaches that you and your spouse take toward discipline and the examples you set making the problem worse? Tina Lepage joins us  to discuss the three reasons why al…

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Why Not To Give Up

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Length: 21s

When things get difficult, It’s easy to start questioning whether It’s really worth it to stay in your marriage.  Does it seem like you aren’t communicating anymore? How can you resolve your conflicts when it feels like nothing is worki…

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Is A Marriage Workshop For You?

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Length: 20s

Have you considered traditional marriage counseling, but found yourself curious about other possible options? Marriage workshops are a growing alternative to traditional counseling with a more classroom-like approach, and have been increasing in popularit…

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Happy Mother’s Day: Making Your Wife Feel Appreciated as a Mother

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Length: 18s

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’re all reminded just how important it is to show appreciation for the mothers in our lives. But sometimes we can forget that It’s just as important to show appreciation and support for your wi…

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Are You Making The Same Mistakes The Second Time Around?

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Length: 25s

Having a great marriage is tough work. In second marriages, factors like ex-spouses, step children, and fears and insecurities from the last marriage make things even more difficult. Are you afraid your current marriage will end up like your last one? Tim…

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Love Your Wife… Get Better Sex

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Length: 22s

It’s no secret that for most problems, men like clear-cut instructions – and relationships are no different. Dennis Yanke joins us to discuss his book, Love Your Wife… Get Better Sex, and talk about his manual for not just improving your…

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Saving Your Marriage After Infidelity

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Length: 22s

Adultery leaves many spouses thinking that there will never be any trust in the relationship and that divorce is the inevitable conclusion. How likely is it that your marriage will survive infidelity, and is it possible to rebuild trust and respect? Mary …

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What To Do When Your Kids Start Dating

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Length: 23s

Are you dreading the day when your kids start dating? Different parenting styles, youthful defiance, and parental concern may seem like recipe for disaster. It’s no wonder that parents of teens often have some of the lowest marital satisfaction. Ann…

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How To Keep Your Work From Killing Your Marriage

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Length: 17s

With today’s shaky economic climate, spending a few extra hours at work every week is necessary just to get by. But where is the line between doing what it takes to provide for the family, and avoiding the family altogether? Dr. Nicole Imbraguglio …

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5 Tools For Conflict Resolution

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Length: 27s

The biggest hurdle to fixing a relationship plagued by conflict is acknowledging the problem, but how do you resolve the underlying disputes without falling into old habits and fighting even more? Will strategies designed for both spouses be effective whe…

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Stop The Fighting

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Length: 22s

Has communicating with your spouse become a lost cause? Does he or she seem not to have any understanding of where you’re coming from, or just flat out refuse to engage – leading to fighting and resentment? Paul Shaffer joins us to discuss the…

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Don’t Let Your Career Kill Your Marriage

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Length: 20s

Have late nights and early mornings at the office become the norm? Has your marriage lost It’s spark because your spouse seems to care more about work than the relationship? Natasha Crawford joins us to explore the difference between hard work and n…

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How To Fix Your Spouse’s Bad Habits

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Length: 17s

Are you tired of the dirty clothes never making their way to the washer? The nagging? Being embarrassed in public? Or just plain old nose picking? Is there a way to get your spouse to drop the bad habits without reading the riot act? Jennifer Coleman retu…

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Will Your Marriage Last Forever?

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Length: 22s

Have your expectations of what a “perfect” marriage should be left you to wonder whether the problems in your relationship will keep you from living “happily ever after” with your spouse? Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones returns to the s…

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Scoring Big On Valentine’s Day

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Length: 27s

Are you in a last-minute panic about which flowers to buy, where to make dinner reservations, and whether or not you bought this same card for your wife last year? Are you trying to figure out how to top the Valentine’s Day gift you bought last Febr…

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How Will Infertility Affect Your Marriage?

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Length: 25s

Has the inability to conceive created problems for your personal health, relationship with your spouse, or the priorities in your marriage? Harboring guilt or resentment quickly leads to a breakdown in communication that puts your marriage in serious jeop…

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Staying Married For The Kids

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Length: 24s

Have you found yourself wondering whether It’s better to stay in a troubled marriage than separate from your spouse for the sake of your children?  Is staying together when there are problems in the marriage really better than splitting? How percep…

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Anger Management

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Length: 22s

Do seemingly insignificant problems cause outbursts from you or your spouse? Are even the simplest problems impossible to resolve because of flaring tempers? Dr. Julia Messer joins us to discuss what differentiates normal, healthy anger from a chronic pro…

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Can Your Marriage Survive A Baby?

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Length: 19s

After the excitement of the birth has worn off, infants can place a lot of strain on a relationship. Do you find it hard to devote the time to your spouse and marriage that you used to? Are your children toddlers and now that you have a little more time, …

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Is Marriage Counseling A Waste Of Your Time?

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Length: 24s

Is it possible that the one hour a week approach to marriage counseling could be doing more harm than good to your relationship? Is the marriage counseling model driven more by the counselors, or by what your insurance will cover? John Wilder joins us to …

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SHM Encore: The 4 Step Relationship Review

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Length: 18s

Married life can be hectic – are you taking time to cover the nuts and bolts of your relationship on a regular basis? Cory Huff from AGoodHusband.net and HusbandsAndDads.com joins us to talk about a weekly 4 Step Relationship Review that he has i…

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How Fair Is Your Marriage?

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Length: 26s

Have you yourself constantly keeping score of the things your spouse has done that upset you? Does it feel like your spouse should know when you feel that something is unfair if he or she really loves you?  Dr. B. Janet Hibbs joins us to discuss why our …

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On The Brink Of Divorce

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Length: 29s

Is a separation looming on the horizon of your relationship? Ideally, a couple can recognize their problems and get help before divorce is considered an option, but all too often, couples will allow conflict and communication issues to fester until marria…

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Secrets of Great Marriages

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Length: 29s

A great marriage can seem like a bit of a mystery when conflict and communication issues are part of your daily routine. What are the secrets that couples with great marriages who know how to weather both the good and bat times are using in their relation…

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7 Ways To Get More Sex

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Length: 28s

Sometimes, a lack of sex can be due to unresolved issues in the marriage, but often, It’s simply that we’ve become too caught up with daily life to change the status quo. Grab a pen, because Dr. Tina Lepage joins us to share seven (actually ei…

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Unfaithful: Hope And Healing After Infidelity

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Length: 29s

When first dealing with infidelity, the pain and shame can make recovery seem unlikely. Too many people see an affair as a death-sentence for a marriage, but Gary and Mona Shriver are proof that recovery and forgiveness are possible and worth the effort a…

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An Introduction To PAIRS

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Length: 16s

You may have heard of PAIRS workshops for improving the intimacy in your marriage, but what issues can it address in your marriage, and is it the right environment for you and your spouse? Dr. Susan Orenstein joins us to talk about the PAIRS workshops tha…

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Change Your Mindset, Not Your Man

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Length: 22s

Why is it so much more tempting to get rid of your spouse rather than to work on the issues causing problems in your marriage? Sally Watkins joins us to discuss her new book, Change Your Mindset, Not Your Man, and explore how men and women are socialized …

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Going Back To School Without Putting Your Marriage In Detention

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Length: 19s

Whether It’s full-time, or during the evenings, a spouse in school can create a lot of tension in a marriage. It’s not just a couple’s schedules that are impacted, but everything from household chores and time with the kids to intimacy w…

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Is Your Family Tree To Blame For Your Fights?

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Length: 23s

Are the unresolved conflicts in your marriage less about an unwillingness to compromise and more about the differences in your families of origin and how you were raised? Is the all too common reaction of assuming that our own approach is right, so our sp…

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Rising To New Heights With Your Wingspouse

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Length: 22s

The demands of a high-level executive or political job can often overrun a marriage, and leave the other spouse with the option of trying to pursue a career of his or her own and risk dividing the marriage, or solely being the stay-at-home parent and feel…

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Facebook Affairs

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Length: 20s

Social networks like Facebook and MySpace can be a great way to get in touch with friends and classmates from your past, but also make emotional and sometimes physical relationships that harm your marriage as easy as clicking and typing. Sage Navarra join…

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Don’t Let Your New Job Cost You Your Old Spouse

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Length: 25s

Changing jobs, or even careers has become a common occurrence in today’s economic climate and can be one of the most disruptive events in a couple’s relationship. Dr. Tina Lepage returns to the show to take a look at what makes these transitio…

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The Fight That Never Ends

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Length: 27s

When an argument is brewing, do you know exactly how it will play out before the first angry word is said? Are you constantly having the same argument over and over without ever resolving the root issue? Stephen Hawthorne joins us to examine why we avoid …

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Amish Marriage Survival Tips

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Length: 27s

Divorce is almost non-existent in the Amish community, but is there anything we can learn from their approach without giving up modern life? Suzanne Woods Fisher joins us to discuss her latest book, Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World. In t…

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Whose Fault Is The Affair?

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Length: 31s

Has an affair left you unable to trust or respect your spouse, or are you concerned that a growing emotional distance between you and your partner may lead to infidelity? Dr. Stephen Frueh returns to the show to discuss what role each spouse plays in an a…

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What Happened To Your Sex Drive?

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Length: 27s

Has a lack of sex become an indicator of bigger problems in your marriage? Is the stress of raising kids and working simply compounding the problem? Alisa Bowman joins us to discuss why it is so easy to write off a sexless marriage as finished, why we los…

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Is Your TV Ruining Your Marriage?

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Length: 21s

Has the need to check one more email, take one more call, or watch one more episode made family time and one-on-one communication with your spouse an impossibility? Do you feel that your partner has tuned you out in favor of constant connectivity to thing…

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The Marriage First Aid Kit

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Length: 32s

Is it inevitable that as a marriage matures, satisfaction and communication suffer, or are we simply ill-equipped to manage the emotional changes that are a natural part of relationships? Dr. Bryce Kaye joins us to explore the main reasons marriages lose…

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Spotting An Emotionally Destructive Marriage

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Length: 34s

The signs of physical abuse are often easy to recognize, but do you know the indicators of emotional abuse in a relationship? Where do we draw the line between a benign sarcastic exchange every now and then and behavior that is truly hurtful to one or bot…

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Do You Treat Your Spouse Like A Child?

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Length: 23s

Where is the line between a normal concern for your spouse’s well-being, and micr0-managing his or her every decision? Are problems with respect and control solely the fault of the “parent” in the relationship, or do both spouses play a …

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Connecting When You’re Expecting

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Length: 22s

With a baby on the way, life can become even more hectic than usual and your relationship with your spouse can be one of the first things to suffer. The physical changes can be hard enough to deal with, but what impact do changes in mood, increased respon…

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Your Fat Spouse

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Length: 27s

Has weight become a “big” issue in your marriage? Is it leading to intimacy problems, control issues, and health concerns that you don’t know how to address?  It’s easy for a marriage to run into trouble when one spouse puts on a…

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Did I Marry The Right Person?

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Length: 25s

Have you ever asked yourself if your spouse is the right person for you? Do you find that your marriage presents challenges you didn’t expect and wonder if you aren’t as “compatible” with your spouse as you thought? Rabbi Stephen …

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Is Your Spouse Always Wrong?

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Length: 26s

Why is it so easy to blame the problems in your marriage solely on your spouse, but so difficult to examine your own contributions to problems in the relationship? Is it possible to improve the situation with your spouse by changing your own behaviors? Co…

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Stand Your Ground Without Fighting

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Do you find that personality differences between you and your spouse lead to constant arguements? Is your passive or agressive behavior fueling your spouse’s behavior as well? Liza Shaw joins us to discuss the perils of both passive and agressive b…

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Flowers, Trust Me

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Length: 16s

Flowers may be the de facto standard for Valentine’s Day or when you’re in the dog house, but can flowers or a special gift for no reason at all really win you points with your spouse? Ben Buie and Sharon Miller of Lake Boone Florist join us t…

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Do You Still Love Me?

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Length: 27s

Do you feel that your spouse’s lack of appreciation is a sign that he or she is no longer happy with the relationship? Or is your spouse upset with your marriage while you think things are going fine? This dynamic can lead to feelings of betrayal t…

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Surviving An Affair

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Length: 28s

Affairs or even the suspicion of an affair can drive a huge wedge into a couple’s marriage.  Author Peggy Vaughan joins us in studio to discuss her own experience with her husband’s affair as well as discussing how a married couple can get pa…

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Paying for Marriage Counseling

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Length: 22s

Sometimes, the hardest part of getting to marriage counseling is taking care of the cost. Not knowing how counselors bill, or how much counseling will cost can end up putting more pressure on an already strained relationship. Dr. Tina Lepage joins us to d…

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Sleeping With Your Spouse

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Length: 21s

Is your spouse restless, a snorer, or a night-owl? Do you sleep in separate beds because  you can’t agree on temperature or bedtime? Tina Lepage returns to the show to look at issues that couples face when sleeping in the same bed and the importan…

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Are You Too Dependent on Your Spouse?

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Length: 22s

Is your marriage lopsided? Is one spouse so emotionally dependent on the other that it is causing tension and stress between the two of you? Jennifer Coleman joins us to examine the line between a healthy and unhealthy emotional dependence on your spouse …

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Strengthening Intimacy With Your Spouse

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Length: 20s

Has physical intimacy taken a back seat to other responsibilities in your marriage?  Have you tried rekindling the spark you and your spouse had when you were first married with little success? Terry Northcutt, Director of Marriage Enrichment Programs wi…

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How To Date Your Spouse

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Length: 25s

Do you ever wish you could bring back the excitement and energy you and your spouse had when dating, or have you just accepted that your relationship won’t have the sizzle it did at the beginning? Author Lindsey Rietzsch joins us to talk about why y…

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Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting

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Length: 17s

Do you find yourself in endless fights with your spouse that never seem to resolve anything? Or perhaps you never discussing important issues and just letting them fester. Dr. Colleen Hamilton shares strategies for putting an end to destructive fighting a…

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50 Years – Possible?

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Length: 17s

What’s the secret to a lifelong marriage? Sheryl Kurland, author of “Everlasting Matrimony: Pearls of Wisdom From Couples Married 50 Years Or More”, joins us to share what she learned from the 75 happily married couples she interviewed f…

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