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Most of us have normal marriages. Not perfect marriages and not Charlie Manson type marriages. Just normal marriages that are both fun and frustrating. The purpose of this blog is to help you enjoy your less-than-perfect normal marriage."

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How Parenting Can Improve Partnering – Part 1

We don’t often think of how parenting can improve partnering. Usually, we think of just the opposite…how parenting makes partnering harder. We instantly think of all the demands parenting makes on our time, money, energy, and resources, and how those demands complicate marriage.

3 Questions for an Ailing Marriage

I’ve discovered three questions you can use to diagnose an ailing marriage. I would like to tell you I discovered these questions while completing my graduate degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, but the truth is, I discovered these questions while lying in a hospital bed.

Trick Questions and Expectations in Marriage

Trick questions can be…well…tricky. For instance, how would you answer this question: “Have you stopped beating your spouse?” Answering this question is tricky, because if you agree, it sounds like you use to beat your spouse. If you disagree, it sounds like your still beating your spouse. Watch out for the trick questions.  When I […]