Preventing the August and January Peaks

Preventing the August and January Peaks

Much has changed about 2020. However, only time will tell if the August or January peak will be affected. And, if so, will each peak be more severe? What peak you ask? It’s the peak that wreaks havoc on finances, can tear families apart, and may turn former...
Fun facilitates Intimacy … and other FUN facts

Fun facilitates Intimacy … and other FUN facts

Looking for a relationship boost, marriage-bonding activity, at-home date-night idea? Focused on problems instead of possibilities … especially during the pandemic? Find the fun! Enjoyment, laughter, and moments of joy facilitate intimacy. Studies show you can...
Couples as Co-workers: What could go wrong?!

Couples as Co-workers: What could go wrong?!

Do your love and work lives intersect? Do career or entrepreneurship aspirations complicate your marriage? Juggling working from home with your partner? In helping committed couples, my husband and I address the effect of work on relationships — from colleagues...
Q&A: What if my spouse wants a divorce?

Q&A: What if my spouse wants a divorce?

Question: “I have been with my husband for 4 years, married 3, and we are on the verge of divorce but trying to save our marriage. … We started having intimacy issues and communication issues 6 months after getting married. … We stopped talking to each...
Q&A: Conveying disappointment to your partner

Q&A: Conveying disappointment to your partner

Question: “Has anyone mastered the art of expressing a disappointment to your partner when feeling disappointed by them without making it seem like a complaint or making your partner wrong?” B.V. Brenda: Yes! Studies show we need to hear upwards of...
Q&A: Can I ask my spouse to change jobs?

Q&A: Can I ask my spouse to change jobs?

Question: “Is it wrong or selfish of me to ask my husband to try and get another job.? He likes the job he does, but he is working 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. He comes home and goes to sleep around 4 p.m. — or 5 p.m. sometimes. So we don’t get anytime together, and we...