Stages of Love


How to Cope With a Husband Who Criticizes You

Is nothing ever good enough for your husband? These five tips for coping with a critical husband begin with reassurance that if you’re a criticized wife living with an impossible-to-please man, you are not alone. “If you’re among those criticized, you’re in good company,” writes Dianna Booher in Communicate With Confidence. “Heads of state receive […]

How to Cope With a Husband Who Criticizes You

Married to a Great Guy But Unhappy

You’re Married to a Good Man – Why Aren’t You Happy?

Everyone says how nice your husband is – and you agree! You’re married to a good man, yet you’re unhappy, unfulfilled, or just bored. The good news is that you have the power to make changes in your marriage that will lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. Change isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. […]


What You Need to Know About Reconciliation After Separation

Deciding if you should get back together after a separation is never easy. Reconciliation is surprisingly common for many couples who have separated or even divorced, but is it a good idea for you? There isn’t an easy-to-follow formula that will tell you if getting back together after separation is a good idea for you […]

What You Need to Know About Reconciliation After Separation

4 Examples of Verbal Abuse in Love Relationships

How to Recognize Verbal Abuse in Your Relationship – and What to Do

These four examples of verbal abuse in a love relationship may surprise you! They’ll definitely help you recognize unhealthy communication patterns and think about how to respond. Verbal abuse isn’t always direct or obvious, and it’s not always easy to recognize when you are being treated badly by your partner. “Thank you for this article on […]


How to Cope With Changes in Your Marriage

Some marriages change for better or worse as soon as the honeymoon is over, while other couples change slowly over time. These tips for coping with changes in your relationship will help you move forward in peace and love. “My husband and I were together for 13 years and married for 8,” says Danielle on Is Your […]

How to Cope With Changes in Your Marriage

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How to Decide if You Should Stay or Go

Are you ready to move one step closer to making a good decision about your relationship? These tips on how to decide if you should stay or go are from married relationship counselors; they encourage us to identify what we’re yearning for. “It is yearning that sparks the creation of everything from inspiring art, soul-stirring music, majestic […]


How to Make a Relationship Last – for Better or Worse

For better or worse, right? It may depend. Here are seven tips on how to make a relationship last – I combined my own personal marriage experience with a few tips from couples’ therapists. “I feel like my marriage is in trouble,” says Hurt on How to Cope With a Husband Who Criticizes You. “I don’t […]

How to Make a Relationship Last

how to forgive spouse infidelity

How to Forgive and Recover From Your Spouse’s Infidelity

Forgiving your spouse’s infidelity won’t happen overnight. Being physically or emotionally unfaithful was a process for your spouse, and learning how to forgive him will be a process for you. These suggestions for forgiving a spouse’s infidelity are inspired by a wife – Anna – who commented on my article about trusting a spouse after infidelity. […]


Lost That Loving Feeling? When to Give Up On Your Marriage

The bad news is it doesn’t matter how you feel. That’s also the good news! Why? Because your marriage commitment goes beyond feelings. Here’s how to know when to give up on your marriage instead of trying to make it work – these tips are inspired by a reader who asked for help deciding if she […]

Give Up On Marriage

Unhealthy Relationships How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy Even in an Unhealthy Relationship

Here’s my dirty little secret: I write more about breaking up than fixing unhealthy relationships. So, this week’s series is on how to be happy even if you’re in a relationship that isn’t healthy. One of the most important things I’ve learned from my readers is that not all relationships – not even the unhealthiest, […]


4 Ways to Stop Criticizing Your Husband

Critical people don’t just criticize others, they’re also critical of themselves. These tips on how to stop criticizing your husband are inspired by a reader’s comment and question. John Gottman, author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert, is a researcher who specializes in how […]

How to Stop Being Critical of Your Husband

How to Write a Love Letter

How to Write a Love Letter

These questions and tips will help you learn how to write a love letter that expresses exactly what you need to say – even when you aren’t sure how to put your feelings into words. A gift isn’t required, but a heart-shaped symbol of your love – such as a Yellow Gold Diamond-Accented Heart Pendant […]