Household Chores: 10 Ways to Solve the Distribution of Labor Problem

The topic of household chores is the second biggest sticking point in domestic relationships behind money problems. Distribution of labor in our home brings up issues of power, equality, and differences in lifestyle. This is largely a gender-based issue, with the vast majority of women in heterosexual relationships feeling they do more than their male […]

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Extramarital Affairs: 5 steps to healing

In my last blog called Extramarital Affairs: 7 Risk Factors, I shared some of the common characteristics found in couples at risk for infidelity. These are helpful in preventing an affair in your relationship. But if you’ve already been affected by an affair–and are still hoping to salvage the relationship–the question becomes how to heal. […]

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Extramarital Affairs: 7 Risk Factors

Extramarital affairs can be devastating to everyone involved, most of all the cheated partner. It’s estimated that roughly 30 to 60% of all married individuals in the U.S. will engage in infidelity at some point during their marriage. What’s disturbing is that affairs can happen even to self-described happy couples. One of the first things people […]

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Communication Problems: How to Nix Them in 3 Simple Steps

Communication problems happen to everyone—casual work mates, friends, or family members. It’s inevitable since no two people wear the same interpretive lenses, and sometimes we fail to see the intention behind a communication. Many times it’s a simple misunderstanding that can be cleared up with a brief conversation. But too often in close, committed relationships communication […]

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Emotional Transparency: How to be honest without causing problems

Regardless of which approach you take to repairing your relationship, there is one fundamental requirement that can’t be avoided. If you want to connect authentically with your partner, there needs to be a commitment to emotional transparency, or habitual truth-telling. Now when you hear this you may cringe. Many people think that being honest all the time […]

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