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The Joy of the Unexpected

From the resource files of Better Marriages   All of us expected to find happiness with our chosen partners. However, one of life's surprises is the joy of the unexpected pleasures. That joy is the focus of this couple exercise. Write your responses to […]

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Living A Life in Alignment

by Jackie Black, Ph.D., BCC www.DrJackieBlack.com We create our life and our love life through our beliefs, intentions, and the actions we take in the world. Every one of us has an inner guidance system that drives us and guides our choice-making whether […]

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Why Argue? Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

by Jackie Black, Ph.D., BCC www.DrJackieBlack.com   A minor disagreement can get out of hand very quickly or a simple conversation can suddenly turn into a shouting match. Why? Because your fear of being abandoned, or disappointing your partner makes itself the primary consideration in […]

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Dividing chores equally leads to a better sex life

by Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune Couples can be forgiven for not knowing whether to give chores the side-eye or the come-hither. A new study says that dividing them evenly — particularly child-care responsibilities — leads to a better sex life and all-around […]

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Making A Marriage Last

by Sara Mastbaum Thomas - Contributing Writer A new report by the Institute for Family Studies suggests that couples who marry between the ages of 25 and 32 have the lowest likelihood of splitting up in the future. Even more intriguing, […]

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Default Mode

Dear Eddie, Last week, we took part in a Virtual Marriage Enrichment Group about Differences. A couple shared that when they are vulnerable, their differences rise up. Under stress, you and I often fall back into Default Mode. Our personal factory settings give […]

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Why Do We Say Hurtful Things to the Ones That We Love?

by Perky Parkie I tried to find a way to sugarcoat this title. Because for me, this one sentence, brings a flash of all the hurtful things that people have said to me, and all the whoppers that I’ve shot back… […]

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Do You Dare to Pop This Question?

by Charlie and Linda Bloom After an evening of sharing the living room sofa while they watched a romantic movie, Brandon turned to Kim, to whom he’d been married for nearly 30 years and asked, “If you met me today, would you still […]

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The 7 Myths of Marriage

By the Staff at eHarmony 1. Marriage Fixes Everything (Anything) The idea that everything in your life will get better, even a little better, when you’re married is pretty silly when you think about it. Imagine two people who are miserable — […]

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5 Myths of Happy Marriages

From Huffington Post Weddings By Whitney Fleming At a recent party, I was telling a friend about my plans to celebrate my upcoming 15th wedding anniversary. "Fifteen years! Wow, but it's no surprise. You guys have a great marriage and always seem […]

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