Archives For Marriage

More and more millennials are putting off marriage until later in life. A big influence on these young adults’ view on marriage is your own example.


Dr. Liz Hale shares how improving your sex life will lead to a stronger connection with your spouse.

See the book Come As You Are Dr. Liz mentioned.
See Gottman Institute’s list of 13 things all couples do who have an amazing sex life.


Finances are a common trigger for argument in any marriage.

Research: Spenders Versus Tightwads

This came from BYU’s Flourishing Families Project which provides a longitudinal, multi-informant, multi-method look at inner-family dynamics.

My favorite headline that emerged from this study:

“Husbands! Stop Thinking your Wife is Bad with Money!”

The study found that for husbands, having a wife who they PERCEIVED as a spender was the highest contributor to financial conflict. For wives, having a husband who PERCEIVED THEM as a spender was the highest contributor for financial conflict. This was seen in couples who had high incomes and low incomes as well as in couples who traditionally spend a great deal and those couples who don’t. The views were completely relative to perception, not reality. Even if and when circumstances change, perceptions often don’t.

Money is loaded with power and meaning that can make can discussions heated and hurtful. Arguments about money aren’t about money. They are about our dreams, our fears, and our inadequacies. Continue Reading…


Couples sometimes worry that therapists are judging them or sizing them up.

We were surprised by a headline we saw recently. More older Americans are cheating on their spouses than younger ones.


Couples sometimes worry that therapists are judging them or sizing them up.

Strengthening your connection with your spouse can have a lot to do with the space in-between your relationship.