Relationships - Dating, Weddings, Marriage and Divorce

Importance of Hugs in a Marriage

Being physically close gives you hundreds of opportunities to hug your spouse. These hugs can be spontaneous or deliberate. But when couples can't be together because they're on business trips or assigned to a foreign country, what do they do? They speak on the phone and whisper sweet nothings...

Offering Marital Advice – Be Careful what you Say

You know it is coming when you get the 2 am phone call from your friend asking if he or she can crash at your place for the night. Some argument they had has led one to believe that getting out of the house for the evening will be...

Signs Your Marriage is Over – On the Brink of Divorce

According to statistics from the American Academy of Psychology in regards to marriage and divorce, women are more likely to be the initiators of divorce filings. In fact, men are often left scratching their heads, wondering went wrong with around 68% of all divorces being sought first by women....

The Importance of Time Apart – We All Need Space

Absence makes the heart grow stronger. For a married couple, especially one with a family, a little absence can be just the thing to refuel and recharge the marital and familial batteries. Far too many couples fear that enjoying time away from their partners or families indicates that something...

Tips to Help you Have a Healthy Sex Life After Kids

As a marriage counselor in Denver, Colorado one of the more common complaints I get from couples who come to me is that their sex life has become ho-hum or even nonexistent. And one of the most common explanations couples give me for when it all started is “I...

What Was I Thinking When I Married You

You know the feeling. You wake up one morning, take a look around, look at your spouse and wonder 'What was I thinking when I married you?' Seriously!? He or she isn't that good in the sack, is a complete jerk most of the time, complains and whines, doesn't...

You Can’t Do Anything Right

Tom knew that Maria always had a temper. For the first year of their relationship, Tom seemed to be able to stay on her good side. He would listen to Maria talk about how everyone else was wrong or stupid with an intensity level that was scary. Almost no...

Attending a Gay Wedding for the First Time

Gay weddings have attracted more attention than the community would have preferred over the last few years. While the media attention and the political heat has died a bit, at least until there’s another election, the presence of gay weddings are just as strong, if not stronger. While the...

Couples’ Separations – A Tragedy or Opportunity

A "Shut Down" Partner After ten years of marriage, Jen informed Joe she wanted a separation. They have two beautiful children, ages 7 and 9, and comfortable incomes, but that is not enough for Jen. She continually complains that Joe is not engaged in their relationship and has not been...

Enriching Your Marriage – How to Make Your Relationship Better

How do you enrich a marriage? Do you treat it like a full time job where it means having to work overtime, engaging in team work and putting in your 110% to achieve objectives? Enriching your marriage is an ongoing effort. It goes beyond the traditional roles that husband...

Planning a Honeymoon – It all Comes Down to your Budget

Congratulations on your engagement! An exciting and stressful time, weddings can undoubtedly be exhilarating and exhausting all at once. Your honeymoon will provide a...

DJ or Band for the Wedding

You’d be surprised how many couples agonize over the decision of hiring a DJ or band for their wedding. It does not strike them...

Calling off a Wedding – If you Have Doubts, Bail While...

Every year there are thousands of people who experience the heart breaking affects of calling off a wedding. For so many people this can...