Tag Archives: marital conflict

Trust is not a Goal, It’s an Indicator of Intimacy

Trust. A simple concept in theory. If you do what you say you will do (or don’t do what you say you won’t do), I will trust you. Violate that, and distrust emerges quickly. Many people are reluctant to trust … Continue reading

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Marriage Tips from an Expert – Sally Livingston

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Fighting Fair – Tip 4 Less You, More I

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Fighting Fair Tip 3 – Avoid Absolutes

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Fighting Fair Tip 2 – Focus on the Issue, not the Person

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Complacency Kills Marriages

It is natural for us to fall into routines, it’s a natural way for our brains to organize complex actions into repeatable patterns. But when we allow routines to govern our lives, complacency sets in. If you don’t have to … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Humility

When you find yourselves facing a challenge that involves both you and your spouse, remember that your two minds together can come up with a solution better than what either one of you could do on your own. Continue reading

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Don’t Live Life in Your Rear View Mirror

I have traveled to India several times. One thing that always amazes me is the traffic and the way people drive there. A given four-lane road may contain seven actual lanes, consisting of cars, trucks, scooters, pedestrians and cows. Despite … Continue reading

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Arguing? Break it Down!

All couples have conflict. Unless you married a clone of yourself, you will find times where you disagree on an issue. And sometimes, it seems there is no way to get to a resolution where you will both be satisfied. … Continue reading

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Going Through a Lull?

I had an interesting conversation with an old colleague yesterday that I hadn’t seen in years. We talked business for a while, then I shared with him about my new focus on marriage and coaching couples to have better relationships. … Continue reading

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