What’s the most damaging thing you can do to your relationship? Many people would probably say infidelity. But cheating is far from the only way we feel betrayed. There are a lot of other harmful behaviors that can become pervasive. The scary thing? They’re much easier to do, and that much harder to notice. […]
One of the most difficult situations a couple can face is when one partner suffers from depression. Most of the attention is usually focused on the person with depression. But it’s important to recognize the toll it can take on the person supporting them, both physically and emotionally.
If you’re taking care of a […]
Divorce can be one of the most traumatic experiences of our lives. Once we’ve been through a divorce it can be terrifying to think about starting again. Often, fear of the unknown can hold us back. Perhaps we fear that history will repeat itself – that there’s no point in going through it all […]
After years of having your children around, suddenly your house is empty. Whether you were a stay-at-home parent or busy with a career while you raised your kids, everyone feels the effects of the empty nest. But contrary to popular belief, the result is not always negative. Having your children fly the nest comes […]
Even though the holiday season can be a magical time of the year, it also has the reputation of being a stressful one. Couples have to fulfill social obligations, shop for presents, and in many occupations there can be increased demands at work. Pile all of that on top of the work of a […]
The ingredients for a happy, fulfilling relationship are different for every couple. Everybody has different needs. With that said, there is a science to building a strong relationship – partnership that is healthy, loving, and lasts over time. But it won’t happen automatically. Every couple needs to put in work. Below are some […]
For much of history, the bulk of human enterprise stayed within the family – from the farmer’s children helping to plow the fields to princes learning the art of governance. However, while family businesses are still the norm across large parts of the world, most modern industrialized nations have seen family life and professional […]
By the time we’re adults, most of us learn that even the best relationships take work to maintain. Unfortunately, it often takes a bit longer to learn that there are also some relationships no amount of effort can save. Is your relationship worth saving? Here are four questions that can help you figure out […]
For many of us, our marriages are a huge part of our lives. But let’s face it, it’s not always sweet. Routine, career pressures, and raising kids can all present certain challenges to a marriage’s health and longevity.
Recent statistics show that 40-50% of marriages in the United States end up in divorce. This may […]
There are points in all of our lives where we come to major life decisions that will greatly impact our future – switching jobs, moving to another city or country, or making some radical change in our everyday lifestyle.
For all the new opportunities, pursuing them often involves some degree of sacrifice. When faced […]