Marriage: I Just Want to Be Happy

Marriage: I Just Want to Be Happy

Most people just want to be happy. And most people believe marriage will be the vehicle to that happiness. So what happens when it does not happen that way. I mean if the quote below by Benjamin Franklin isn’t right, what is? Marriage is the most natural state of man, and the state in which […]

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Living with a Spouse with a Disability

Living with a Spouse with a Disability

There are lots of things that come to mind when we hear someone say they are living with a spouse with a disability. The doctors, the medications, adapting your home to accommodate the disability. And while these are definitely relevant, the one area that is not spoken of as often is the emotional side of […]

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My Husband Doesn’t Listen to Me!

He doesn't listen to me

Honey, honey, HONEY? Oh, what? You never listen to me! Is this a common occurrence in your marital conversations? I bet if I were to do an informal poll, this would most likely be right at the top of the list complaints! Well, here is a video that might just give you a bit of encouragement […]

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Don’t Mix Ice Cream With Spinach

Ice cream and spinach

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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