Are You Friends With Your Spouse?

Are You Friends With Your Spouse?

I love the movie Lion King. At one point in the movie young Simba hears that he is betrothed to his best friend, Nala. When he finds out he says, “I can’t marry her. She’s my friend!” Much to Simba’s surprise later in the movie he and...
Top Stressors that lead to Marital Problems

Top Stressors that lead to Marital Problems

Marriage is hard. It can be even harder when intense stressors result in marital problems. Many times a couple has underlying issues that haven’t been worked through, but as stressors arise everything comes to the surface.   Even though I am a therapist, I have...
20 Simple Ways to Show Affection in Marriage

20 Simple Ways to Show Affection in Marriage

Ever had those moments when you sheepishly admit you don’t know how to do something you should know how to do? I recently had a client do this when she admitted she struggles showing affection to her husband and kids. Her thinking didn’t naturally go there due to...
5 Ways to Respond to A Nagging Spouse

5 Ways to Respond to A Nagging Spouse

Most people stereotype the wife as having a problem with nagging. But as a therapist I confess I have witnessed many nagging husbands too. Nagging is when someone repetitively complains and finds fault with something. There are no gender or age restrictions. If you...
Alternatives to Being a Nagging Wife

Alternatives to Being a Nagging Wife

We’ve all been there. That comment with a tone full of judgment and negativity that flies out of your mouth when your husband doesn’t do something you wanted him to. You know deep down that you shouldn’t, but the frustration takes over and the nagging begins. Once it...