Not talking leads to distance, misunderstanding and plenty of hurt feelings. Without communication you fill in the blanks… and they are rarely correct.
I’ll never forget the counselling session with Al and Olivia. Olivia fought back tears. “Al says he doesn’t love me anymore. He’s found someone else.”
Sarcasm, witty one-liners, misplaced laughter and demeaning reminders… a simple change in the way we communicate can weed out casual disrespect.
“I could see my own marriage playing out on the pages of the script”, says Grey’s Anatomy star, Sarah Drew.
Having some differences with a potential spouse is inevitable. But which ones are red flags?
Whether you realise it or not, how well you bond in marriage is influenced by your childhood attachment with your parents.
You would never dream of having an affair, so Is there anything wrong with having a close friend of the opposite sex after you’re married?
Learning that caring for yourself is not an act of selfishness but the only way you’ll be able to consistently pour into your marriage, is a difficult but necessary lesson.
When managed well, the differences you have with your spouse can help you both grow in areas of weakness, making for a healthier marriage.
It is often the unsaid in a marriage that leads to the biggest problems. An issue grows and grows and nothing is said until it explodes!