Healthy Marriage Habit #2: Emotional Rapport & Benevolence. Take the Quiz!

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Each day, in celebration of the release of my latest book, When Divorce Is Not An Option: How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love, I’ll look at one of the 8 habits that separates “marriage masters” from “marriage disasters.”  Monday, I summarized all 8 habits and yesterday we looked at Rituals of Connection.  Today, I’ll describe the second habit, Cultivating Emotional Rapport & Benevolence.  After a brief explanation, you’ll have a chance to take a quiz that can help you evaluate … [Read more...]

Healthy Marriage Habit #1: Rituals of Connection. Take the Quiz!

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Each day, in celebration of the release of my latest book, When Divorce Is Not An Option: How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love, I'll look at one of the 8 habits that separates "marriage masters" from "marriage disasters."  Yesterday, I listed all 8 habits.  Today, I'll describe the first habit, Rituals of Connection.  After a brief explanation, you'll have a chance to take a quiz that can help you evaluate how healthy this habit is in your marriage.Healthy-Marriage Habit #1: Ri … [Read more...]

Is YOUR Spouse Holding You Back?

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As much as we might try to leave personal lives at home, the personality traits of a spouse have a way of following us into the workplace, exerting a powerful influence on promotions, salaries, job satisfaction and other measures of professional success, new research suggests.When it comes to pay raises, promotions and other measures of career success,  the husband or wife at home may be exerting a bigger influence on workplace performance than we think, suggests new research from Washington … [Read more...]

Believe It Or Not, Study Actually Says, “Happy Wife, Happy Life!”

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Proverbs 18:22 says, "He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD."  A new study from Rutgers and the University of Michigan proves how true that is!When it comes to a happy marriage, a new Rutgers study finds that the more content the wife is with the long-term union, the happier the husband is with his life no matter how he feels about their nuptials."I think it comes down to the fact that when a wife is satisfied with the marriage she tends to do a lot more … [Read more...]

2 Critical Ways Healthy Relationships Help You THRIVE!

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Everyone knows that having healthy relationships promote well being, but how, exactly do they do that?  A new study looks at how, exactly, relationships promote well-being.Yesterday I posted the 5 factors that researchers say constitute thriving;  that is, living a deeply satisfying, meaningful, healthy and abundant life.  This latest research finds that relationships promote thriving in two important ways.   According to the study...The first important function of relationships is to su … [Read more...]

Has the Internet Changed Relationships?

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 You bet it has. … [Read more...]

Caring for the Wrong Reasons is Hazardous to Your Health

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Caring for people for the wrong reasons can cause burnout or worse.  A new study found that nurses who gravitate to the profession out of a desire to help people  tend to burn out and experience other mental health problems at a higher rate than those who become nurses because they enjoy the work or the lifestyle afforded by the profession.  The study doesn't just apply to nurses, but anyone in a relationship.Caring for the Right ReasonsWe're all called to be caring toward others, but th … [Read more...]

Enough with the Naysaying–You CAN Make Your Marriage Last A Lifetime

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Sociology professor, Pepper Schwartz, has a rather depressing piece in CNN titled, Lifetime Marriage a Crapshoot.    It reflects on the fact the the biggest percentage increase in divorces is among people over 50.  It used to be that people felt that if you made it to 25 years, you were home free.  Not any more.  Althought the divorce rate is significantly lower among longer-marrieds than among those married fewer than 10 years, it isn't unusual for couples to divorce after 25, 40, even 50 years. … [Read more...]


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