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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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Practical Steps to Becoming a Source of Safety in Your Relationship

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How do you become a source of safety in your relationship? I was recently asked what practical steps to follow when you see your partner backing away from you – even in everyday situations. I think the questioner was simultaneously … Continue reading

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The Betrayed Spouse’s Role After an Affair

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Why in the world would a betrayed spouse (BS) care one whit about the wayward spouse (WS)? The situation I found myself in would make most people think I’m insane for even trying. The affair was very long term. This is … 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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Ending Your Affair and Returning to Your Marriage – Part II: Ending Your Affair

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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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Ending Your Affair and Returning to Your Marriage – Part I: Introduction

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For much of mankind’s history on this planet, men and women have had flings, affairs, engaged in infidelity, or (call it what it is) adultery. In spite of all attempts to minimize the very real negative impact that adultery has … 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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