Communication

5 Reasons Why, Man Style

Okay, ladies, Sunday is Father’s Day, and I am hijacking MomLife Today for a very important message. No, I am not a woman or a blogger, but some of you…

A Fun Way to Connect with Your Husband

Recently my husband and I had a few days away. Before we went, we decided we wanted to read one book and take time to discuss it. Over the years…

Suitcase Idiosyncrasies

I have heard a fascinating statistic that is encouraging to me: “The majority of conflicts couples deal with, approximately 69 percent, are irresolvable and will be with a couple in one…

Are You Lonely?

Albert Einstein once said, “It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.”  You can be the most active mom on the block—volunteering yourself like…

My Husband, My BFF

Recently, I took a poll among a few girlfriends about what makes a good friend. The various responses included unconditional love and acceptance, mutual respect, being a confidant, a willingness…

Superior Wife Syndrome

On a recent Monday morning, I had turned on the Today Show to catch our local news and weather on the half hour.  As I listened from the kitchen I heard…

Budget-Fudging, and Other Small Crimes

I don’t know what you and your husband have set up financially, but I have a budget. After an ongoing discussion, I have an amount of money each month that…

Loving Better

I think I landed on a gold mine. I had no ideas for gifts for my husband one holiday. Nada. Zip. Zilch. I wanted to do something really special on…

The Loss of Civility in Marriage

I remember a conversation I had with my mother when I was just a little girl. A couple my parents’ age had apparently had a very difficult marriage. Mother’s comment…

12 Minutes

The other day I heard that the average married couple spends 12 minutes a day talking to each other. Get out!  Twelve minutes? The average woman spends more time than that fixing…

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