Should You Remove Pictures of An Ex
What some see as sinister others my say is no big deal. Dr. K. examines human emotion and one reader’s ultimatum to remove an old photo of an ex.
Disjointed Schedules, Disconnected Dreams
One reader seeks advice on how she can come to terms with a rock n’ roll husband who is becoming more and more distant.
Husband In Ex's Bedroom, Should Wife Worry?
One reader feels her husband’s interaction with his ex wife is too intimate. Dr. K. weighs in.
Tips to Schedule "Me Time"
Stay-at-home and working parents both need some "me time." Here are 5 tips to help achieve the time you need.
Helping Your Spouse With the Emotions of a Passing Parent
A husband asks for advice on what he can do to help his wife, who has trouble opening up, as she tends to her father’s last days.
Worried Wife is Home Pregnant, Husband Gone Fishing
A wife worries about that her husband will miss their child growing up while he's away.
Husband Tries to Save His Marriage After Wife's Affair
After his wife cheats and gets pregnant, this reader give his wife a second chance and needs help making it work.
In-Laws Say Daughter-in-Law Is Not Family
A reader puts her foot down when the in-laws say she's not family. Dr. K. steps in with advice.
Husband: We Are No Longer Compatible
A reader walks on eggshells while her husband contemplates leaving the marriage. Dr. K. weighs in and gives advice on what to do.
Wife Struggles with Husband's Ex Who Shuns Boundaries
One reader is crestfallen over her husband’s inability to completely break it off with his ex wife.
Daughter-in-Law Acting Disrespectful
A mother-in-law seeks respect from her daughter-in-law to no avail. Dr. K. steps in with some suggestions on what she can do to help mend the wall between them.
Inappropriate, Old-Fashioned Parents Cause Fights in Marriage
Telling your parents to back off can be difficult, but as one reader will find out, it may be necessary to help maintain a well-functioning marriage.
Right or Wrong? Snooping on Spouse's E-mail
A husband checked his wife's e-mail and she feels her privacy has been breached. Dr. Karen explores the mistrust and discusses the privacy boundaries in marriage.
Seeking Help Before Separating From Your Spouse
Dr. K. explains why separation without help will only put distance between you and your spouse.
Get Your Husband to Stop Lashing Out
Sometimes the best thing you can do for your spouse is to give them space, as Dr. K. suggests to one reader.
5 Ways to Fix an Unaffectionate Spouse
Dr. K. explains to a wife how she can get the affection she wants and deserves.
Is It Ok to Keep Pictures of Your Ex?
A husband is jealous of his wife's pictures of an ex-boyfriend. Does he have a right to be?
Break the Silent Treatment in Marriage
Silence in any marriage can be deadly. Dr. Karen Sherman offers tips on how to approach your spouse with a problem.
Overcome Jealousy in Your Marriage
A newly married wife says she's acting irrationally jealous. Dr. Karen Sherman offers advice.
Should Husband Quit Job to Save Marriage?
A husband asks for help as his wife wants him to quit his career that has long and odd hours. Dr. Karen Sherman answers.
5 Ways to Deal with Strained Family Relationships
An estranged family leaves one reader wondering how she can turn things around or simply move on.
Giving Your Spouse Some Space
A wife has asked her husband for space while she contemplates divorce. See what Dr. Sherman recommends to the husband.
5 Ways To Regain Love In Your Marriage
Putting the pieces back together isn't as difficult as it seems, start by following these tips.
Getting Your Husband to Take Responsibility
We all make mistakes, but a simple solution will help both of you move past the nagging issue.
How To Get Your Spouse To See A Therapist
You've recognized that your marriage could use some professional help, here's how to get your spouse on board.
How to Increase Emotional Attachments in Your Marriage
In the third and final installment, Dr. Sherman offers 5 ways to use emotions to bring positive returns.
Connect With Your Spouse Through Empathy
In part two of three, Dr. Karen Sherman shares how empathy can bring richness to your marriage.
Building Emotional Connections in Your Marriage
Part one of this three part series focuses on increasing the emotional connection with your spouse.
7 Tips to Finding the Right Marriage Counselor
Getting there is one thing… making it happen is another. Use these tips to help make your marriage stronger than ever.
Is Going to Bed Angry Bad for You?
Dr. Sherman unravels the conflict about conflicts and addresses the issue of going to bed angry.
Being Independent and Together
Doing things together and not doing things together may be the perfect balance.
Commitment and Your Spouse
In part two, Dr. Sherman explores the reasons attachment issues may stem from childhood and how they effect your current relationship.
Attachment Isn’t Really Bad
In part one, of a two part series, Dr. Sherman explores attachment issues and why you should be open with your experiences.
Enhance Your Relationship Through Rituals
It’s always the simple things that count. Here are 10 rituals to get you started.
The Bad Influence Club
Dr. K. helps a wife who's husband hangs out with friends who cheat on their wives.
Tips On Putting Sex Back Into Your Marriage
One readers asks for help to get that loving feeling back into her relationship.
Get the Affection Back in Your Marriage
Getting the affection you want requires and open mind.
Agreeing To Disagree On Politics
Respect between you and your spouse is bigger than a presidential election.
Forget Me Not
Is forgetfulness a sign of an uncaring spouse? You might be surprised.
Living a Life on "Autopilot"
Exclusive to Hitchedmag.com, Dr. Karen Sherman gives you a peek into her new book, "Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life."
Cleaning Differences Between Men and Women
One reader asks, "When my husband helps with housework, it just turns into more work for me. Our versions of ‘straightening up’ differs highly. Is there a way I can get him on the same page?"
Does Your Spouse Have Wandering Eyes?
Look deeper into the situation before you overreact.
Regaining Your Self-Respect
The lack of respect from a spouse could be the first sign of major trouble ahead.
My Husband, The Pothead
Pot is a common problem in marriage and one that shouldn't be ignored.
Spending Time With Another
Don’t automatically assume the worst if your spouse is spending time with a person of the opposite sex.
If your spouse wants to vacation with friends—without you—should that raise a flag?
My Wife is Trying to Change Me
Address the issues up front and don’t "hope" they will just change.
Addressing Weight Gain
It’s easy to let yourself go when you become comfortable in your marriage, but addressing the situation may prove a tougher challenge.
Does your significant other have an "Office Spouse?" Don't worry, it might be good for your marriage.
Who Cares About Valentine’s Day?
How do you handle a holiday that you believe is nothing more than a way for card companies to sell more cardboard?
Dr. Karen Sherman sets the record straight with some good advice regarding "harmless relationships" with the opposite sex.
Fighting Over Sunday Dinner
A husband's family holds a big family dinner every Sunday. The wife doesn't want to go. What to do?
Taming In-Law Criticism
Everyone's got an opinion. Some you're able to shrug off and move on with your day. Some come from your in-laws and require professional help.
As if the holiday stress weren’t enough, what do you do when your spouse doesn’t want to help?
Choosing Whom To Spend the Holidays With
Deciding where and with who you'll spend the holidays with can bring up many disputes. Dr. K. gives you tips on how to compromise.
Where will you celebrate Thanksgiving this year? At your parents or your spouse’s?
Checking In With Spouse
My wife constantly gets on my case for not checking in. It makes me feel like a little kid. Is there any way I can drop the cell phone and hangout with my friends?
When are Kids Old Enough to go Trick-or-Treating Alone?
Debating on the proper time to let Junior go trick-or-treating alone? Dr. Sherman breaks it down.
Marriage in a Rut?
Is the honeymoon over? Is the spark gone? Dr. K. tells you how to bring back that lovin' feelin'.
If you're having a hard time deciding on what's for dinner, the food or restaurant may not be the issue.
The 4 Styles Of Disciplining
You’ve made the choice to have a child, but how will you discipline them?
Does your spouse treat your older kids like little kids? Here's how to deal with the situation.
Wondering if you should have a child? Dr. K. weighs in on what you should consider before taking the next step.
If something happened to you and your spouse, who would take care of your child(ren)? Dr. Karen Sherman gives you some pointers on this difficult, yet often overlooked subject.
The Fight Over TV
This week, Dr. K. discusses disputes about the cable bill, what gets watched and the good old-fashioned battle for the remote.
Give Me Space!
Even the greatest of relationships need some space from time to time. Dr. K. gives both genders some tips on turning the cling factor around.
Junk Food Nation
Hopped up on the junk food? Dr. K. gives you some pointers on getting your kids on the right track to healthy.
Having trouble with a spouse who says one thing and does another? Dr. K. gives you some pointers on how to combat the flip-flop spouse.
Ever tried setting the right expectations for a vacation with your spouse. It’s not exactly a walk in the park. Dr. K. gives you 7 easy tips to think about before taking off.
You think you and your spouse have the same views on safety? Think again!
Still can’t let go of those skies from the '70s. Dr. K. fills you in on how to compromise the spring cleaning mess.
Do you think your child is getting too old for certain activities and your spouse doesn’t? Dr. K. lets you in on some ways to be a good egg about things.
Materialism Is Bad For Marriage
Dr. K examines a study done by BYU that says materialistic spouses—rich and poor—are more likely to have marriage problems. Is this you?
Spending Your Refund
Every tax season many Americans receive a refund from the government. But the dispute always remains on how to spend the money. Dr. Sherman gives you tips on how to come to an agreement on you tax refund.
Having a gun in the house is a big decision. When one spouse is opposed to it, you might need to strap on the Kevlar to protect against the tongue-lashing. Dr. K. helps with the conversation.
My spouse is obsessed with the internet. What can I do?
Are you anticipating Super Sunday between the Colts and Bears as much as your husband? Probably not, but Dr. K has some tips on how you can survive Sunday and both walk away happy.
Dr. K answers a couple's inquiry on how to start the new year right by avoiding confrontation during the year's first party.
Wonder what the best way to combine the family traditions of you and your spouse? So are we. Dr. K. fills us all in on how to find agreement.
Overstaying Their Welcome
How do you and your spouse keep your sanity with overstaying relatives?
It’s that time of year again and you can feel it in your veins; the inevitable blood pressure boil over. Relax, because Dr. K’s got some tips to beat the Holiday stress.
At odds with your spouse over the hours you work? Let Dr. K show you how to overcome the grind for a little more personal time.
Moving for any reason brings about stress. Our expert offers recommendations on things to think about and ways to make the move easier.
What do you do if your wife is addicted to MySpace—spending more time with her top eight friends while you struggle, losing your best friend.
Waiting for your wife to get ready so the two of you can enjoy a night on the town can drive a sane man crazy… especially when she’s finally ready and is dressed like a ho.
Too Much Info
My spouse reveals some embarrassing information about me that was supposed to stay between us.
Before you reject your wife's metro man request, consider the perks.
We Drink, We Fight
How do you handle alcohol-fueled fights with your spouse?
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