“I have said I am sorry. How many times do I have to say it?” Does this sound familiar? And often either the husband or the wife is the “usual” one to come back and apologize for some infraction, argument, tone of voice, or conflict. And often the one who is … [Read more...] about Five Reasons Why Your Apologies Don’t Work (and Seven Ways to Make it Effective)
How It Began “Have you washed your hands?” I have probably heard my wife ask me this question at least 50 times a day during the last several weeks. Sometimes I had remembered, sometimes I had not. Sound familiar? During the first several … [Read more...] about Is Social Distancing Causing Marriage Distancing?
A couple I’d been working with reached the end of our work together, and it was time for our closing “graduation” counseling session. As they walked out of my office afterwards, the wife turned to me and said, “I am so grateful that we have spent this time with you. I … [Read more...] about How to Prepare for the “Empty Nest” Years
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh I didn’t think that I’d last another minute pulling those weeds in our front yard. It was a typical, sweltering 95° summer day … [Read more...] about How to Make Gratitude Last Past Thanksgiving
Husbands: Can You Relate? One of my goals as a husband is to lead my wife well. But this includes the responsibilities of protecting her, loving her in a way that is meaningful to her, and seeking to resolve the stresses and conflicts in our marriage in a way that honors … [Read more...] about The Secret to Asking for Forgiveness
It has happened multiple times before and it is happening again. Your wife has been talking for the last five minutes and your “uh-huh” and “yes, dear,” and “grunts” seemed to work. But all of a sudden there is silence. You look up and realize that “a husband’s … [Read more...] about For Men Only: Six Easy Ways to Convince Your Wife You are Listening.