Sports and Marriage

Sports and Marriage

This is surely going to sound weird coming from a woman but Sports and Marriage do not have to be mortal enemies. I stand here to tell you this truth because I have heard, ad nauseum, women proudly boast of how they cannot stomach sports. As if there is a club that women join when […]

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How To Accept Your Spouse

How to Accept Your Spouse

My husband and I are not the same. We do not like all the same things, places or even people. This is true for most married couples. The rub comes on how you handle this. Trying to change your spouse to fit your mold seldom has positive results. Most instances, they end up feeling inadequate. […]

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Don’t Mix Ice Cream With Spinach

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In The Us Factor, Dr. Melnick talks about a sure way to cause your partner not to trust you. It’s called “The Yes…But”, and basically it goes like this: You start out saying something positive, then follow it up with something negative. Here are a couple of examples: “Honey, I really liked the way you […]

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Have You Typecast Your Spouse?

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One of the relationship habits that Dr. Joseph Melnick talks about The Us Factor is “characterizations”. Characterizing someone means “typecasting” them in a certain kind of role, and not allowing them to change. The example Dr. Melnick uses is how child actors are typecast as child actors, and it’s really hard for them to break […]

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Pursuer Distancer Relationships and Other Relationship Habits

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We just watched the first actual training DVD for The Us Factor and we found it both interesting and helpful. First, here’s a little bit about what we learned about the program itself, then we’ll share our take on the actual content. It appears that in the DVD’s, Dr. Melnick alternates between showing several different […]

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