Emotional Flooding During Times of Conflict

Have you ever been involved in a flood? It certainly can be scary, and it also can be damaging to those involved. The same can be said when there is emotional flooding going on in your marriage relationship. We’ve been involved in both types of flooding; that’s why we think Read More…

Protecting Each Other Emotionally – MM #260

Is it evident to you and your spouse that you are careful in protecting each other emotionally? Do you feel safe emotionally that your spouse has your best interest at heart? And what about your spouse? Does he or she feel emotionally safe with you? Did you do this before Read More…

When You Feel Disconnected From Your Spouse

Do you feel disconnected from your spouse? The need for closeness and the reactions to being disconnected are a natural part of being human in close relationships. This is especially true in a marital relationship. Couples also long for closeness while protecting their hearts from being hurt and devalued. Spouses Read More…

Dealing with an Emotionally Distant Spouse

When you are trying to save your marriage and your spouse distances himself/herself either emotionally, physically or both, you feel more alone than you ever imagined possible. You can very well understand why God said the words, “It is not good for man to be alone.“ Being alone when you’re in Read More…

Why Most Men Don’t Comfort

I came across an article written by Gary Smalley on the issue of men not comforting their wives. I believe what Gary has to say could help a lot of women. What he basically says is: most men don’t know HOW to comfort you in the way you most need Read More…

The Emotionally Distant Husband

Are you eager to be linked in a loving relationship with a man who cares about you deeply, but it’s just not happening? Are you willing to encourage him on the deepest emotional levels, but you can’t chip through the ice? Do you feel that despite your relatively lax expectations, you are Read More…

Emotional Abandonment: When Your Spouse Shuts You Out

As it pertains to emotional abandonment, when your spouse shuts you out: “It’s a complaint I hear regularly from people looking for help for their marriages: ‘I feel distant from my spouse.’ ‘I try to get my husband to open up, but instead he just shuts down.’ ‘My wife just Read More…

My Spouse is Emotionally Distant

Your spouse may be there in your home physically (at least sometimes) but how about emotionally? Do you feel like you are on your own without a marital partner emotionally? Do you feel like emotionally there is a barbed wire fence separating you, and your spouse from getting closer together? Read More…