5 Harmful Assumptions Couples Should NEVER Make

All of us make assumptions in our relationships. These “educated guesses” about what our spouses are thinking, feeling or doing may come from influences such as the media or what we’ve learned from family and friends. However, assuming we know where our partners stand — instead of taking time to ask them directly – is

How Healthy Couples Relate to Their In-Laws

Most married people struggle with in-law issues at some point in time. If you feel your in-laws don’t accept you or they’re critical of your spouse, you are experiencing some of the conflicts that can plague these close family relationships. Having difficulties with your in-laws doesn’t mean you’re in a troubled marriage, though. Conflict of

8 Habits That Can Destroy Even The Best Marriages

Do you pay more attention to your smartphone than your spouse? Have you been avoiding sex – or hiding big purchases from your partner? These are just a few examples of behaviors that can do serious harm to your relationship, according to marriage counselors who work closely with couples. The good news is that it’s

Focus on Your Marriage, Not Just the Wedding

Who doesn’t love a wedding? These special events are romantic, beautiful and filled with meaning. People come from near and far to witness your union as you express your commitment to one another. But with all the attention on the big day, you may not spend an equal amount of time reflecting on the marriage

Are Sex and Intimacy the Same Thing?

We often use the word intimacy as a stand-in when we’re talking about sex. But if you are in a close relationship, married or not, you probably realize that they are not exactly the same thing. All of us have the capacity to be intimate with family members or dear friends, even though those relationships