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For Better Or Worse: Marriage Vows Are For The Hard Times

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Several years ago, I wrote an article titled “So Did You Mean It When You Said,” asking if you were serious when you vowed, “For better or for worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and health,” and so forth. It remains, … Continue reading

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Save Your Marriage Central: Honesty In Marriage

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Honesty in marriage is perhaps one of the most basic requirements for long-term success. Without honesty, problems that may destroy the relationship can lie hidden for years, building momentum, creating blocks to intimacy, and then suddenly surfacing larger than life … Continue reading

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Save Your Marriage Central: The Marital Fidelity Health Check

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The Marital Fidelity Health Check is one of the classic articles from Save Your Marriage Central’s founder Penny Tupy that Marriage Advocates is very proud to feature. In this article, Penny provides a valuable tool to evaluate the health of … Continue reading

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Ending Your Affair and Returning to Your Marriage – Part III: Rebuilding Trust

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Please note that ideas and actions can work differently for different couples. The steps to end an affair given here are not absolutely right or wrong. They are steps based on experts’ recommendations and much discussion among former wayward spouses … Continue reading

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Listening Skills: Be Still

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Do conversations with your spouse sometimes lead to angry words and hurt feelings? Do you feel unheard and misunderstood by your spouse? Do the words “we need to talk” fill you with dread? If you answered “yes” to any of … Continue reading

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Validation and Invalidation – Part III: Pre-Validation

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The outcome of a challenging conversation is often determined well before any actual dialogue. Perhaps the single most important ingredient is the attitude one takes into it. The more empathetic an attitude you can adopt towards the other person beforehand, … Continue reading

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Validation and Invalidation – Part II: Validation

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To validate is to substantiate or confirm. We feel validated when we are heard and understood. In the context of this article, validation is when one person hears and understands the thoughts and feelings of another, and that person also … Continue reading

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Validation & Invalidation – Part I: Invalidation

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I’m going to quote Steven from EQI.org on validation and invalidation: “To validate is to acknowledge and accept one’s unique identity and individuality. Invalidation, on the other hand, is to reject, ignore, or judge their feelings, and hence, their individual … Continue reading

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Trust In Relationships: It’s a paycheck, not a lottery

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Trust in relationships is a powerful force. With it, everything seems clear and safe – because you have confidence that you know critical information and that you can rely on your partner. Without it, you lack confidence, because everything is … Continue reading

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