“Marriages either get better or worse. They never stand still.” -Dr. Gary Chapman My husband and I have gone through our share of ups and downs during our married life together. I was 34 years old when we got married, and I was accustomed to living alone with my cat, so it was quite an
“A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.” -Pearl S. Buck My husband and I recently went on a road trip to White Sands, New Mexico, which is just over 6 hours from Phoenix. We make it a priority to go
“Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” -Jennifer Smith Are you getting enough quality time with your partner? Do you have regular date nights? Or have your date nights been replaced by watching TV together on the couch? When was the last time you
Valentine’s Day: a day that people seem to either love or despise. Just the other day, while I was eating lunch, I overheard two women chatting about it. “Valentine’s Day is the worst! It’s such a commercial holiday, and it just makes me feel lonely,” one woman exclaimed. The other woman nodded earnestly. “I know!
Dr. Gottman, marriage and relationship researcher, has a phrase he frequently uses in his couples counseling sessions. He encourages the idea of “small things often.” This means it’s not the big gestures that make a successful relationship. Rather, it’s actually all the small things you do on a daily basis that contribute to a happy
As an educator, at the end of a semester, I have equally conflicting emotions of both joy and dread. I’m excited to see how much my students have progressed during the class, but I’m also nervous about receiving my evaluations from the students. Did they learn a lot? Did they feel the same way about
Are you getting enough quality time with your husband? Do you have regular date nights? Do you have time to talk to each other after the children go to bed? Of course, we’d like to answer “yes!” to all of these questions, but the reality is that it can be a struggle to get that