What is Underneath Our Responses to Money in Relationships?

What goes through your mind when you have an argument about finances? What’s beneath our response to money in relationships? Because when there is conflict, it isn’t about the money.

Why Does Money Have Such an Impact on Marriages?

Prominent research firms tell us that the top two leading causes for marital strain (and divorce) are money and sex. I think most people would agree with this statement even if it wasn’t backed by statistics.

How To Get Your Partner More Involved In Your Finances

Feel like responsibility for your shared finances isn’t as evenly-distributed as you’d like? Here are some tips for getting your partner more involved.

How to Be Authentic When You Express Gratitude

The good news is, you can strengthen your marriage with gratitude while staying authentic to yourself and to your partner.

The Art of Giving and Receiving Compliments

Words are life in a healthy relationship. Some of the most important words in any relationship are kind and encouraging words in the form of compliments. In my work as a marriage coach I’ve discovered that not everyone understands how to give and receive compliments. There’s a bit of an art to giving and receiving compliments.

5 Things Mentally Strong Couples Avoid

In his book Blueprint for Life, Mike Kendrick writes, “All of us have struggled at times with negative thoughts, either from learned patterns in our relationships or from distorted perspectives we’’ve picked up along the way. You’’ve probably noticed that you can’t really change your behavior without changing your thoughts.

5 Spending Habits That Drove My Spouse Crazy

While money is a bedrock of stability and happiness in a marriage, many couples avoid talking about finances altogether. But when you’re married and sharing a life with someone, it’s the everyday things that can make or break a relationship.

Help shape the future of MarriedPeople

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10 Reasons Not To Date Your Spouse

We can always think of excuses for why we shouldn’t date our spouse. But marriages that live with no sense of urgency in their passion and commitment to continuing to date one another or improve their relationship …will eventually dry up.

A 7-Day Love Experiment For Your Marriage

Does the word marriage have too much baggage? It’s a word that means different things to different people. So what if we did an experiment for one week to use a word instead of marriage and see if it changes our perspective for the better.