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Messy house

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...]

She Would Rather Have You

#109727027 / gettyimages.com Dear Shaunti, For years now, my wife has been talking about how great it would be to rent a condo and spend a full week in a cottage at the beach. So for her birthday I surprised her with reservations for fall break. She was so excited – until she learned that [Read More...]

Why is my husband such a grump after work?

#163851934 / gettyimages.com   Dear Shaunti, I am SO DONE with my husband’s grumpiness when he gets home from work. He is a radiologist and has told me that it is really hard to be interrupted with family and kid stuff at work, so I try really hard not to. But when I try to [Read More...]

How Do I Get My Teen to Comply Without Complaining?

Hello friends! Just a quick note before today’s question – tomorrow is the release of my new book, The Good News About Marriage. After 8 years of research, I am SO excited to share the Good News! This book will change the way you think about marriage and divorce. Check it out! Dear Shaunti, I [Read More...]

Worst Dad. Like, Ever.

Dear Shaunti, Undoubtedly, the most effective punishment for my teenage daughter is taking away her cell phone. There’s just one little problem: she freaks out when I do. I’m certain I’d get less of a freak-out if I ordered her to sleep in a box in the yard for a week (hmmm…) What’s her deal? [Read More...]

Go to bed MAD?

Dear Shaunti, I’m about to pull my very tired hair out. My wife and I know we shouldn’t go to bed angry, but our arguments only get worse the later they go. I love my wife, but I truly can’t think straight after 11pm. Last night, I got so angry I said some hurtful things [Read More...]

How can I get my wife to stop playing games with me?

Dear Shaunti, How do I get my wife to not play games, and just share what she’s thinking? Two days ago, we dropped off our youngest child at college, so my wife and I planned two days of empty-nester sightseeing on the way back. Yesterday was fine, but this morning, my wife seemed down, but [Read More...]


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