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MArriage vows and the divorce rate

I am often confronted by the beauty of the wedding vows and the cold reality of the current divorce rate. I have often wondered if in fact, the wedding vows may be part of the problem. You see, we vow … Continue reading

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Compromise and the big “R”

Compromise and the big “R” I have spent hours and hours with hundreds of couples as well as the hundreds of hours in my own relationships and the word I hate the most is ‘compromise’. When I ask couples what … Continue reading

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Mary and Ken

Mary and Ken Mary and Ken had been sweethearts forever. Not only that, they had literally been friends their entire life. They grew up next door to each other, went to the same schools and in a uniquely old fashioned … Continue reading

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15 imperatives for a lasting marriage

15 imperatives for a lasting marriage   1. Make it your mission to be the best spouse in the world a. when you both have that attitude your marriage becomes more resilient 2. Become each other’s best friend a. Make … Continue reading

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marriage and the little voice

marriage and the little voice I was recently exposed to an amazing new teaching. It relates to the brain and that little voice in our minds. It would seem that the major task of the brain is to keep us … Continue reading

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How to have a constructive argument

communication in marriage – arguments Despite the best intentions and honed inter-personal skills, you will argue. This is normal. The classic stages of group dynamics hold in marriage too. Forming, storming, norming and performing except in a marriage the cycle … Continue reading

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communication in marriage: rapport

communication in marriage: rapport: Being in rapport is one of the most powerful states you can be in. When you met, you were in massive chemical rapport. Remember the first words you shared, asking for the first date, the first … Continue reading

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