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Great Resources for Marriage Education


Here are some of my favorites: Smart Marriages – find local classes, get recordings of talks by all the biggest names in marriage research and marriage education Money Habitudes – a card game that will help the two of you share and resolve your differing approaches to money Power of Two – online marriage education Compassion Power Boot Camps – Steven Stosny’s program...

How to Stop Poking Your Spouse


Drs. Pat Love and Steven Stosny, authors of How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It, gave a great webinar this past Sunday. Ever wondered how just keeping quiet could make your mate anger or look so hurt? Or how sharing what’s upsetting you could make your spouse defensive or even aggressive? Stosny and Love gave great a great explanation and tips on how to avoid such upsets...

Stop! Before You Communicate Anything…


Pay attention to Steven Stosny’s wonderful advice about using at home the communication techniques you learned in the therapist’s office or in a book. In Marriage Problems: How Communication Techniques Can Make Them Worse, Stosny writes: Early in your relationship you chose to feel connected, just as, if you’re thinking about communication techniques now, you’re choosing...

Valentine’s Gift Idea for Couples


How does this sound? Four to eight days in Orlando, Florida, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. Four pools, a spa, golf, tennis, volleyball, walking trails, and on-site babysitting service. Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios close by. Plus a keynote by Five Love Languages author Gary Chapman. Another by Mars-Venus author John Gray. Michele Weiner-Davis‘ Divorce Busting Secrets...

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Loving and Compassionate? Not Right Now!


Steven Stosny gets it. His take on resolving marriage battles changes everything, whether your marriage is abusive or just stressed out. In Dr. Stosny’s November 30th blog post, he looked at our two options for dealing with this pair of competing thoughts (cognitive dissonance), so common for us married folks: “I am a loving and compassionate person. Yet I am not loving and...

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I am a widow who got it right the second time. I have been sharing here since February 14, 2006 what I learned from that experience and from positive psychology, marriage research, and my training as a marriage educator.

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