Practical marriage advice covering common marital problems such as commitment, disagreements, money and raising a family together.

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Don't Let Your Job Ruin Your Marriage

The pressures of work can be tough. Meeting deadlines and keeping your boss happy can sap your energy and leave you empty by the time you get home each evening. But, your primary commitment should be to your spouse first and foremost, and then…
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When Debt Affects Your Marriage

Statistics show that money is the root cause of many divorces. Once the honeymoon phase is over, the practicalities of everyday life can often be the source of irreparable wear and tear on even the happiest of marriages. Money problems, and…
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How to Make Marriage Work After Having Kids

Life before kids. If you have children, it may be a challenge trying to remember what life was like without them! The change a new baby makes in a family unit is so jarring that your brain may be reset and memories of your pre-offspring life…
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Are You Sabotaging Your Own Marriage?

Remember when you first met and fell in love, whether at first sight or over time? You experienced an emotional high for months…maybe even years, had relentless butterflies in your stomach, and dreamed of a future together. Eventually, you…
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Did you Marry Me Or Facebook – Is Being Connected Killing your Marriage

Since its inception in 2004, Facebook has become the quintessential time-waster of millions of users worldwide. Most of us feel a bit anxious if we go more than a few hours without checking in to see what our friends are up to, read and respond…
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Couples Abused by Marriage Counselors

Spouses who have been physically or verbally abused seek advice from counselors only to be abused again by them. Talk about being down on your luck. The idea of marriage counselors abusing couples smacks of injustice and brings the profession…
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Money Troubles in a Marriage - Are You Headed for Divorce

Money troubles in a marriage are one reason couples end up in divorce court. Alright, so money can’t buy happiness. But if there is good money management in the home, it brings about peace of mind for husband and wife. It may not make them…
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When the love of your life leaves – 5 steps to help you heal

The end of a relationship or marriage can feel like death. Grief is an appropriate response. This means anger, sadness, denial might all arise. It’s visceral. Breathing is hard. You can’t sleep. For the person being left it can feel like…
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Orgasmic Meditation – A mindfulness based stroking practice is helping couples reconnect

“In essence I am suggesting that 20th-century women have been living for centuries in a male-oriented culture which has kept them unconscious of their own feminine principle. Now in their attempt to find their own place in a masculine world,…
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Why Women Leave Men they Love

As a marriage counsellor working with men and women in relationship crisis, I help clients navigate numerous marriage counselling issues. While many situations are complex, there’s one profoundly simple truth that men need to know. It’s…
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Marriage Help - Is it Time to Talk to a Counselor?

Need marriage help? Let the bells go cling-a-clang! SOS! No, make that SOM – save our marriage. When we have a tummy upset, we reach out for over-the-counter aspirin. But when that tummy upset becomes chronic and is depriving us of quality…
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Marriage Review - Evaluating the Good and Bad in Your Marriage

Each year come tax time, couples sit down and itemize each aspect of their financial picture. In fact, it is not uncommon for people to analyze and review their financial picture monthly or quarterly even; taking proactive measures for improvement…
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Married Sex! What is “Normal?”

You hear it all the time. People complaining because while their pre-marital sex life was fantastic, their post-marital sex is sort of ‘okay,’ to put it nicely. Is there some sort of physiological connection between the placement of the…
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Should Men and Women Mate for Life

The question of whether or not men and women should mate for life is one that has nagged at humanity since the dawn of time. And if you were to use current divorce rates and statistics on infidelity as a guide, you would surely agree that monogamy…
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Arranged Marriages in Japan

One would hardly think that Japan, being the contemporary society that it is, still practices arranged marriages – at least in some parts of the countryside. But then again, in certain Asian countries the practice is rather widespread, so…