Check Yourself as a Mate: Being a Wife Instead of a Boss

Worried Couple Discussing Domestic Finances At Home

Dear Shaunti, My husband runs his own construction business, and even though he’s in charge it really does feel like “our” business in most ways. I used to be in the industry, so I know the market. And I’ve been very supportive of him dipping into our personal finances to personally pay our staff when [Read More...]

Why won’t my wife trust me?

Mother Taking Temperature Of Sick Daughter

Dear Shaunti, You say that women have worries that pop up in their minds, almost like open windows on a computer. I see that in my wife every day – but to me, it looks like she just doesn’t trust me at all. And it’s become a huge issue in our marriage. For example, I’m [Read More...]

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then comes…Love: Choosing Sustained Marital Happiness

couple arguing

Dear Shaunti: My wife and I have been married for five years, and I’ve had back surgery more pleasant than my marriage is right now. We know most marriages aren’t great, but thought we would be the exception to the rule. But since we’re not, I think it would be best to cut our losses [Read More...]

Connection Resurrection: Bringing Back The Spark

Man consoling the depressed woman

Dear Shaunti: I’ve been married for 15 years, and my wife is a great mom, a great wife, and my best friend. I feel like things are going great. My wife, on the other hand, has started telling me that we’ve “settled” for a mediocre marriage. I tell her I love her every day, but [Read More...]

And the Oscar Goes To…My Teen Drama Queen

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Dear Shaunti, I love my teenage daughter but how do I get her to stop being such a drama queen? Everything is a big tear-fest. She begged to play volleyball – but now when she doesn’t want to go to practices, she cries about the fact that none of the girls like her. And yesterday, [Read More...]

Be Grateful For His Creativity Rather Than Grumpy About His Clutter

Unhappy woman in mess

Dear Shaunti, My husband seems to miss the point of giving me “down time.”  When I get out of the house for a few hours, and he is with our five-year-old twins, I always come home to a mess!  It is not like the house is trashed, but he and the kids are having such [Read More...]

Dancing Into Disaster

#484158197 / gettyimages.com Dear Shaunti, My husband and I have been married only three months – and I’ll be lucky to see four since apparently I hurt him really badly last weekend without meaning to. See, we were at a wedding and even though he’s not a dancer he knew I used to love to [Read More...]


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