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Is Your Smartphone Killing Your Relationship?

Is Your Smartphone Killing Your Relationship?

The truth is, like it or not, most of us are slaves to our smartphones. In a digital age where we’re constantly connected, we’re so used to having access to everything instantly at the tap of a tactile screen that the very idea of leaving the house without them is about as appalling a prospect […]

Should I Get Married Because It’s Better Financially?

Should I Get Married Because It’s Better Financially?

I’ve never been wedding-crazy. I wasn’t that little girl who fantasized about her wedding. The white dress, the church ceremony, the big reception — it just never appealed to me. I’ve been in a committed relationship for more than five years, and we’re not married. We know we’re meant to be together and have no […]

Ways to Harness Your Power for Good in Your Husband’s Life

Ways to Harness Your Power for Good in Your Husband’s Life

A young man who is pampered in his youth becomes increasingly arrogant and demanding as he grows older. Eventually he is transformed by a spell into a literal beast as a punishment because it is a reflection of his true nature. His only hope for release is to be truly loved by a maiden—a seemingly […]

A Financial Valentine’s Day Gift For Any Couple

A Financial Valentine’s Day Gift For Any Couple

With Valentine’s Day approaching, what I am about to suggest may sound as romantic as getting a vacuum cleaner or a new set of wrenches; but once you understand what can happen to families after the disability or death of a spouse or partner, you may see it differently. I am talking about giving your […]

Being Supportive In Stressful Times

Being Supportive In Stressful Times

How do you and your partner fare when stress enters the relationship? Does the stress become a source of conflict and contention? Do you tend to fight more? Do you tend to withdraw from one another and feel more disconnected, frustrated, sad or angry? Or does the stress become an opportunity for you and your […]

How To Find Yourself In Your Marriage

How To Find Yourself In Your Marriage

You spend what feels like your whole life searching for the one to spend the rest of it with. You wake up everyday with the intent to find him, you get dressed and put your makeup on with him in mind and you go about your day always keeping an eye out for him. Then, […]

5 Things Relationship Experts Know About Love That You Don’t

5 Things Relationship Experts Know About Love That You Don’t

  1. The Most Successful Marriages Start at This Age, And It’s Not What You Think The older you are when you tie the knot, the more solid the marriage will be, right? Not exactly true. The sweet spot for the start of a lasting union: 32 years old. The risk of divorce declines steadily […]

Secret To A Happy Marriage: Put Your Spouse First

Secret To A Happy Marriage: Put Your Spouse First

The E! reporter, Giuliana Rancic, said putting her husband first, and the baby second is the secret to her happy marriage. I couldn’t agree more. As you might suspect, a nuclear meltdown happened online as women who put their kids first came out on attack. I was invited to appear on Good Morning America to […]

Real Love Is a Choice

Real Love Is a Choice

My wife and I have known each other since high school, but didn’t date until much later. We had only dated a couple of weeks before we realized that we were madly in love and wanted to get married. I was all for it! I even suggested a spontaneous, immediate wedding in Vegas. (Seriously.) Kim, […]

The Most Overlooked Characteristic Of Who You Want To Marry

The Most Overlooked Characteristic Of Who You Want To Marry

“In sickness and in health.” On two occasions I have said those words with the full confidence that the couple repeating those words actually knew what they meant. The first occurrence brought a smile to my face. She had endured and marriage was her reward on the other side of illness. Together they have journeyed […]

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