Saturday, April 21, 2018

To Understand Marriage, Divorced People Are Key

Divorced people have a different health profile than those who stay married. By examining the health of divorced people, we can learn something about what makes people more likely to be healthy or less so, in relation to their marital status. In the a...

The Boys in the Boat—Good Marriage Advice

By Marcia Naomi Berger, MSW, LCSW What does a great marriage look like to you? A couple living in harmony for a lifetime of romance,...

Falling In Love Again– -Rekindling the Spark in a Long Term...

Maintaining the love and affection once a relationship is well-established requires that effort. Often the responsibilities of life, work, and children get in the way and married couples forget to nurture their relationship. One may begin to feel tha...

What is a Marriage Meeting?

A Marriage Meeting, as explained step-by-step in Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted, is a simple, powerful tool that builds on your natural abilities to keep your relationship ...

Testing 1-2-3 Is He (or She) Ready for...

One of life’s biggest events is getting married. If you want to marry, how do you know if he (or she) is right for...

Living with an Anxious Spouse

Living with an Anxiety Disorder is typically associated with a great deal of personal distress, but it can be difficult on the partners of those...

How Gratitude Can Make You More Attracted To Your Partner

In relationships, the tendency to criticize and search for shortcomings in our partner can often supersedes all other thought processes. Unfortunate, really. Or…perhaps, an opportunity to rediscover our partner in a new light. Taking the time to...

The Honor of Trauma Bonds

I may get some flak for my perspective. However, at this point I’ve dealt with this topic to the point that I think I’ve had enough. There is an underlying system of spousal/partner abuse I have observed with many of the couples I see. For ...

Should I Keep a Secret from My Spouse?

Should I Keep a Secret from My Spouse? By Marcia Naomi Berger, MSW, LCSW   If you think you need to confess every one of your secrets to your spouse, think again.  In a good marriage, we can be ourselves more with our partner than with any...

Why My Husband is NOT My Other Half

“My husband doesn’t complete me.”   Words once spoken through my own gritting teeth, I now say to my own husband. And he gets it.   I cannot let him hold that responsibility. Through lots of time, education, and my own &...

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