The Perilous Consequences of Short-Term Gratification
Why well-thought-out decisions can increase your chances for a better marriageóand better life!
Learn to Love More by Setting Limits
Learning to set limits with your spouse and friends will help you gain respect from those you love most and therefore allow you to be a gracious giver.
Throwing a Pity Party Is Bad for Your Marriage!
Take responsibility, avoid the victim roll, and watch your marriage grow.
Ready, Aim, and Fire!
Learn how to state your needs and wants with this simple method.
Words or Deeds: What Says, 'I Love You' Best?
Why itís important to match and balance your behaviors with your words to show how you truly feel towards one another.
How to Prevent Indecision From Dragging Your Marriage Down
Wanting a closer relationship and achieving one can leave a lot of couples in a lurch. Don't let indecision suffocate your happiness, here's how.
With Caution: Becoming Friends with New Couples
Making friends with the new couple in town can be a great way to refresh your marriage. But, itís important to know who these people are. Hereís how.
A Unique Valentineís Day Present: Patience
What better present could you give your beloved this Valentineís Day, than such loving patience? Used well, patience will serve you and your spouse magnificently.
How to Guarantee a Safe and Stable Marriage
Stand on solid ground and feel the safety and stability of your marriage with these four tips.
Using Negativity as a Positive Reinforcement
Negativity can be a killer if you donít know how to properly channel its effects. Instead, use the negativity you feel as a catalyst for change and watch your marriage grow.
How To Turn A 'Need' Into Something More
Feeling like your relationship needs are not being met? See how you can change that with one simple step.
You Don't Have to Live Your Spouse's Dream
Have a dream, but your spouse isnít really feeling it? Why itís important to keep them in the equation, but at a distance that pleases you both.
Marriage: Remember the Good Times to Get Through the Bad
With such intimate knowledge of your partner, it's easy to say hurtful things. These tips will help keep their good qualities top-of-mind.
Understanding Your Anger: Are You Reacting or Choosing?
Taking your anger and understanding the motivation behind it will help you see both sides and can lead to a happier marriage down the road.
Making Your Marriage and Life, Meaningful
Lifeóand your marriageóis more fun when it has meaning! Hereís how to make it happen.
Learn to Stay in Control Instead of Jumping to Conclusions
Donít taint your marriage with negatives and "what-ifs." Use this guide as a way to help restore personal control and move forward.
Don't Be a Marriage Martyr, Act With Loving Intent
Drop the self-righteous attitude and get back into the love you want with your spouse!
Take Back Your Power, Don't Apologize!
Itís time to stop apologizing for things you canít control and start finding solutions to what you can.
The Way To Your Heart's Desire
It doesnít require a lot, but itís imperative to use both your heart and your head when searching for the path to enlightenment. Hereís how!
Date Night Becoming a Drag? Don't Nag!
Things donít always go to plan, but that doesnít mean your date night needs to be scrapped. Lighten up and turn a downer date night something special!
Dealing With A Quick-Tempered Spouse
In marriage, passionate nature shouldnít include one-sided outbursts. Use these tips to deal with a quick-tempered spouse.
The Importance of Keeping a Healthy Balancing Act
Learning to speak out and deal with lifeís irritations will help you create a better mind and body balancing act.
How To Develop Character
Just because you are a character, doesnít mean you have character. Use these tips to help strengthen, develop and build character in your marriage.
Making It Through Troubled Times, Together!
Life is full of unexpected hardships, but itís possible to pull through with your marriage intact. Hereís how!
The Power of Letting Go
Letting go of the past, no matter what it may be, will help you and your spouse move forward in a positive direction.
Wanting More Than Just an OK Marriage
Why saying or comparing your marriage to OK isnít really OK.
Letting Go Of Control
Trying to control every situation and event in your life and marriage will only cause more havoc. Use these 3 tips to let go and take the situation for what it is.
The (Illusory) Power of, "Iím Right, Youíre an Idiot"
Itís easy to point the finger, but thatís not going to solve the problem. Here's why and how itís best to work out tough situations together.
How to Tell if Your Friend is a Seducer
4 ways to tell if your new friend is a "seducer" (not what you think) or genuine.
A Marriage-Saving Tip on Making Decisions
Instead of acting on impulses and making quick decisions, take your time to think about the impact it will have on you and your marriage.
Balancing Nice and Assertive Personalities in Marriage
Finding a balance between nice and assertive in your marriage is possible. Hereís how.
How to Focus On The Positive
Spouse got you frustrated? 4 tips to stay focused on the good stuff!
Get Enthusiastic About Your Marriage
Are things becoming stale in your marriage? Use these tips to bring new light and get excited about your marriage again!
Enabling Versus Helping Your Spouse
Whatís the difference between one who helps versus one who enables? Here are some quick tips on how you can put an end to your spouseís bad behavior by helping, not enabling.
The Difference Between Approval and Love
Don't confuse approval with the love in your marriage. Dr. Nelson explains the difference and how that understanding will improve your marriage.
The Fear of Love
Is the fear of loving yourself and those around you ruining your life. See why you might be afraid to look on the bright side of things.
Mentally Prepare to Improve Communication with Your Spouse
Learn how mental rehearsal can help you and your spouse communicate more effectively.
How to Talk Less to Get What You Want
Sometimes it feels like youíre doing everything, while your spouse does nothing. Use these tips to talk less and get more of what you want.
How to Respond Proactively to Negative Situations
Don't let life's "stuff" muck up your marriage. Read on to help put the negative behind you.
Listening To Your Intuition
When you have a gut instinct about something, what's an appropriate response?
Break Free from Self-Pity!
Self-pity is a seductive drug. Make it a point to squash it in 2011.
How to Stop Pointing the Finger
How you can stop pointing the finger at yourself and your spouse and start resolving the issues at hand.
Living Your Own Life
Why itís important to be yourself and do what makes you happy in order to have a stronger marriage.
What To Do If Your Spouse Becomes Unemployed
Use these 3 tips to help you or your spouse keep their composure if they become unemployed
How to Create Positives from Negatives in Marriage
How negative events can translate into positive avenues of progress and help you explore deeper issues in your marriage.
Avoiding Temptations of an Affair
Donít let lulls in your marriage dictate its future. Stay positive and use these tips to avoid the temptation of an extra marital affair.
Responding Positively to Arguments
4 ways to help end misplaced anger and say the right things without reacting negatively.
How to Get Anxiety Under Control
How you can keep anxiety in check before it ruins your relationship.
Overcome the Curse of Your Spouseís Perfectionism
Sometimes your spouseís perfectionist quarks can drive you up the wall. Here are a few ways to accept them as a positive.
How to Grow Joy Out of Family Stress
Dr. Nelson offers some advice on how to take your stress levels and flip them to increase the amount of joy in your life.
Overcoming Personal Fears in Marriage
Why fear (particularly from a job loss) should never dictate the positive forces in your marriage.
Perfect Valentine's Gift: Listening with Your Heart
Listening isn't the easiest thing to do, but it can if you follow a few simple steps.
A Resolution to Be a Better You
How to take an objective look at yourself and change the things you don't like.
A Sure Cure for Holiday Stress
Relieve stress this holiday season with a few simple phrases.
Communicate More Effectively with Proper Body Language
Your body language says more than you might think. Don't send mixed messages to your spouse by saying one thing with your mouth and another with your body.
Practicing Anger Management
How to deal with anger without losing your head or your spouse.
Understanding Your Spouse's Point of View
Understanding your spouse comes by understanding their point of view.
Don't Talk Trash About Your Spouse
Talking poorly about your spouse with your friends may be fun, but it can damage your marriage.
Taking Worry Out of Your Marriage
Don't let worry become a habit in your marriage or your life. Here's how.
Get Your Spouse to Appreciate You
The answer on how to receive appreciation for all that you do in your marriage may surprise you.
Avoid Panic In Your Marriage
Take a step back and use some problem solving skills to deter unwanted stress.
Don't Be a Party Pooper In Your Marriage
How being enthusiastic in your marriage can lead to a brighter future.
Is The Honeymoon Over?
How appreciating your partner is the best way to rekindle the magic of your early years.
A True Valentineís Day Gift
Rediscover the prince in your man this Valentineís Day.
Starting Fresh: A New Year for Your Marriage
9 Ways to make '09 the best year yet!
Use Your Differences as Relationship-Builders
3 ways to accept your spouse's differences.
The Pull of the Familiar
Whether you're in a good or bad relationship, familiarity is comfort. Learn to value your good marriage.
How to Grow the Love in Your Marriage
Acceptance and appreciation go hand-in-hand. When loving, it's important to not just focus on the negatives.
How to Stop Blaming Yourself and Others
Itís time to own up and be responsible for yourself and your actions. Here's how.
Open the Door to Your Differences
You donít have to be a clone to your spouse. Acknowledging your differences is a healthy way to bridge many gaps.
Tell Your Spouse How You Really Feel
Building the courage to get things off your chest is the hardest part.
The Fallacy of Control
Using control as a means of getting what you want isnít the way to go if you want something done.
All You Have To Do Is Ask
Does your relationship seem unbalanced to you? Dr. Nelson examines your frustrations and gives some simple steps to balance the playing field.
Make Valentineís Day Everyday
The perfect gift doesnít have a price tag. Itís the little things that mean the most.
Start the new year off by taking a look at the world and your spouse with fresh eyes.
Ditch the Drama of the Holidays
Find out how interacting with your spouse and friends differently during the holidays can seriously cut down on the drama.
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