Rebuilding Trust in Your Marriage

This is a tough, tough subject because there is such a misunderstanding of what trust entails. Many people think rebuilding trust is tied in with forgiving someone. But in reality, forgiving someone and trusting them are two different acts of faith. You can forgive a person without trusting them. But Read More…

Asking Why During a Stormy Time

Are you asking why during a stormy time in your life? It sure is tempting! At this time my husband and I are going through a horribly stormy time. It’s so very painful that I can’t even put it into words. Oh, it’s not about our relationship —thankfully, we’re fine Read More…

Apologies That Make A Positive Difference

It’s important to know that apologies are not created equal. Just because you apologize, it doesn’t mean that the receiver feels you really “get it” as far as how much they have hurt you. As a result, they very well may reject your sincerity when you apologize. The following is Read More…

Rebuilding Your Marriage After YOU Had the Affair

What can you do to rebuild your marriage and get beyond the past after you have had an affair? There’s no going around it, there really is not going to be any easy way out of getting past the matter. It’s going to be a tough one. This is especially Read More…

AFTER THE AFFAIR: Rebuilding Trust

I’ve worked with couples who don’t survive infidelity. There are many reasons they don’t. There is one consistent theme, that ran through these marriages. The person who had the affair didn’t commit to be monogamous in the future. S/he never said, “I won’t do this again; I promise.” Some people Read More…

Shattered Vows: Getting Beyond Betrayal

Hold on to your wedding ring. It is difficult, but not impossible, to repair the damage caused by betrayal. Increasingly, that’s what couples want. But let go of most of your assumptions. In an interview with Editor at Large Hara Estroff Marano, leading expert Dr. Shirley Glass challenges just about Read More…