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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married

When it comes to marriage, the opposite of “right” isn’t “wrong.” It’s “happy.” Because when we’re too focused on being right within a marriage, we’re losing focus on what’s really important: – reaching shared goals, even when you differ on the choice of the path to get there -managing overlapping lives -and, perhaps most importantly,Continue reading “You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married”

The Biggest Mistake I Made in My First Marriage: The Argument For Arguing

My ex-husband and I never argued. We never disagreed on where to go to dinner. We didn’t fight about what color to paint the kitchen. There were no quarrels over where to go on vacation. We didn’t even engage in debate over politics or religion. We either agreed about everything or made the decision toContinue reading “The Biggest Mistake I Made in My First Marriage: The Argument For Arguing”

How to Fight Fairly With Your Spouse

When Brock and I first started getting serious, I was afraid of arguments. Because I didn’t know how to have them. When it came to marital spats, I was a newbie. At any sign of discord or disappointment, I would flood with emotion and any chance of rational thinking would be washed away. I respondedContinue reading “How to Fight Fairly With Your Spouse”

Mad At Your Partner? Try These 12 Ideas Before You Explode!

It happens to all of us. One day you find yourself looking at your partner in disbelief, the first flush of anger crawling up your neck like the mercury in a summer thermometer. How can you do/say/think that? Why did I ever decide to be with you? What in the world was I thinking? You’reContinue reading “Mad At Your Partner? Try These 12 Ideas Before You Explode!”

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