While feelings of infatuation is generally what draws people together — well, initially at least — a secret to long term love is to know the signs when one or both partners experience the test of true love once the “high” is over. This doesn’t necessarily spell doom and gloom for your marriage. Just when you think you’re bound for eternal suffering, worry not, because it may actually be the beginning of a more steady, stable, and grounded marriage if ...Continue Reading → Share
The divorce rates over the years have been on a steady upward trend that people almost always expect a marriage to end as soon as it begins. While there is some truth into the concept of “nothing lasts forever.” With children, joint obligations and the daily life to be taken into consideration, most people would look to save their marriage, if not find ways to improve it and make it better so everyone stays happy. So whether you’ve been married ...Continue Reading → Share
A lot of times, people stay in marriages and end up taking their spouse for granted. In fact, a breakup or divorce is something they never saw coming. 50% of marriages nowadays end in reasons ranging from irreconcilable differences to cheating, but when you really think about it, these shakeups are often a result of one’s perception in their marriage and the roles they play in its demise. And with this in mind, let’s list down all the ...Continue Reading → Share
Dealing with a breakup, especially something as complicated as a divorce, are known to produce a psychological, academic, and socioeconomic effects that can shake up the worlds of one, two, or more people, especially if children are involved. As much as we don’t want any of this to happen, reality does indeed bite when you least expect it.
The United States alone has a staggering 53% divorce rate. It’s the least highest compared to Belgium, which has a world breaking percentage ...Continue Reading → Share
We’ve all heard how a relationship takes two to work and how much work a relationship really is in general. While it’s true that there are certainly two people in a relationship and they both need to be taking an active role in their marriage, the truth can, in fact, be stranger than fiction when you think about how these relationships seem to have survived the test of time, despite rumors of the breakup, to having broken up, and to ...Continue Reading → Share
A number of people I’ve coached or dare I say, quite a few people in general threw the towel in their marriage instead of going out of their way, trying to find out how to fix a relationship or mend your marriage. People, especially those in an unhappy marriage, tend to have a mindset of “It just wasn’t meant to be,” or “it’s too much work” and all the way to “Does it have to be this hard?” and even ...Continue Reading → Share
Life is no fairytale and to be completely honest, there are only a number of couples who stay together until they get old. Romantic songs and movies about love is “forever” can sometimes feel out of reach, people tend to idealize it or fantasize the “ideal romance” as influenced by the media.
True enough, couples who really do stayed “until death” and not die trying to make their marriage work are one-of-a-kind. All kidding aside, a recent study has been conducted ...Continue Reading → Share
Contrary to what many believe, being stubborn in marriage can actually be really good – when used accordingly. People often associate “stubbornness” with so much negativity, that most people hardly see its real essence and value.
By definition, being stubborn means having determination not to change one’s position or attitude about a certain something. It’s otherwise known as “mental resilience” and according to how it’s used, being stubborn can get you through a lot of things as much as it can ...Continue Reading → Share
We’ve all been warned: “Nothing worth having ever comes easy.” How much is too much though and when is enough simply enough? Knowing this difference can spell the difference between success and waiting for a ship that’s never going to come. So, again, when is it time to love more and when is it time to let go?
Knowing When or When Not to Fight for Love
If your relationship or marriage has hit a few road blocks early on, the obvious ...Continue Reading → Share
True enough, getting help from someone else may seem to be unnecessary at times, but more often than not, it’s when you’re holding back in asking for help when you need it the most. It’s only human to take pride in yourself and handle things on your own, but in a marriage situation where everything is falling apart, asking for professional help can always do you and your spouse good.
You won’t even have to engage in couples’ therapy for this ...Continue Reading → Share