Dumping Emotional Garbage

There are times in our marriages when we are guilty of dumping emotional garbage on one another. I’ve done it, my husband has done it, and you and your spouse probably have done it. This is where something is bothering you and instead of disposing of it properly, you let Read More…

Before Conflict Arises in Marriage – MM #352

“The best place to start dealing with conflict is before conflict arises. That’s right, BEFORE a conflict arises. Every couple has their own combination of attitudes, emotions, and circumstances that set them up for conflict, but most couples are totally unaware of what they are. As you identify the factors Read More…

Communicate: Debate vs. Relate – MM #288

When you communicate, do you have a tendency to debate or relate? How about your spouse? What is his or her communication style? When you talk to each other about something important do you walk away with a good understanding of what each of you said? My six year old Read More…

The XYZ Formula – Drs Les and Leslie Parrott

In this You Tube video, relationship experts Drs Les and Leslie Parrott explain something they call the XYZ Formula. It’s one that they often give to couples who need help. When you use it, it can transform a fight you are having with your spouse. It goes something like this: Read More…

When A Discussion Goes Badly – MM #250

Have you ever been involved in a discussion with your spouse and it goes badly? It goes in a direction that you never intended? “Why is it that differences of opinion between a husband and wife so often lead to arguments and a breakdown in communication? Usually the differences are Read More…