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Is marriage something everyone needs

Is marriage something everyone needs

Lifestyle
Most little girls grow up focused on finding the perfect white dress, a gorgeous location and venue, and a beautiful color scheme that everyone will remember. It has always been a joke that all little girls start planning their weddings from the moment they gain an understanding of what marriage is. Oddly enough, marriage was not something I thought about very often growing up. If I ever do end up getting married, I will be starting from scratch completely. Sure makes the idea of a no fuss elopement to Vegas sound very appealing. Cultural Pressure on Marriage Recent statistics of the divorce rate in the United States show that the divorce trend is closing in on the 50% mark. It is a curious idea that these little girls' dreams could be detrimental to the actual institution of marriag...
Marriage coaching for couples with financial problems

Marriage coaching for couples with financial problems

Lifestyle
In a December 2008 episode titled “Families under Fire,” Dr. Phil interviewed two couples whose marriages are under extreme strain due to financial matters. At the end of the segment, he shared specific marriage coaching strategies for improving marital relations during tough economic times. Dr. Phil’s Marriage Survival Guide for Tough Times Dr. Phil identified seven specific steps that couples can take to weather tough financial problems. Acknowledge and work the problem. Instead of getting angry, be honest and calm. Identify the problem and discuss what needs to be done to fix it. Marriage coaching strategies suggests to identify the stressors in your relationship. Don’t put blame on a spouse when the problem is really the economy and the couple’s particular situation. Plac...
How to mesmerize a man, woman for emotional intimacy in marriage

How to mesmerize a man, woman for emotional intimacy in marriage

Lifestyle
How to mesmerize a man or woman for emotional intimacy in marriage is the biggest question these days. Having satisfying emotional Intimacy in marriage does not happen automatically. It takes time, courage, and work, but the effort is well worth it because it is an investment in the marriage. Healthy communication means that both spouses are willing to make an appointment to communicate, desiring to understand each other through active listening, and having the courage to share feelings. Making Time For Marital Intimacy Loving someone enough to make time for them keeps the "love tank" full, according to Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages (Northfield Publishing, 2004), and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Giving someone undivided attention is nea...
Marriage management: Dating tips for spouses

Marriage management: Dating tips for spouses

Featured, Lifestyle
Sometime after the newlywed glow fades, a husband and wife may wonder, "Where did the romance go?" Marriage management expert says courtship is full of excitement. Married life is full of responsibilities. Couples soon get busy with chores, managing finances, raising children, and keeping up with extended families. The tragically high divorce statistics are a reflection of too many couples investing all of their energy almost everywhere except for in their respectful relationships. When that happens, the husband and wife become estranged emotionally and physically. Schedule Dates Marriage management expert adds Marriage Meetings are a great way to keep respectful relationships on track. Couples who conduct them gain physical and emotional intimacy, which means more sex and rom...