What’s Important to You?

If You Keep Doing the Same Thing, You Should Expect the Same Result.

What’s Important to You?

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What’s Important to You?

“…take a moment and ask yourself what is really important. Have the wisdom and courage to build your life around that answer.” Lee Jampolsky

When I was unhappy and struggling in my first marriage, it impacted literally every other aspect of my life:

I wasn’t as focused or as confident at work. I gained weight and didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin. I drank more than I should have to numb myself and my emotions. My relationships with my family became strained. I distracted myself by keeping constantly busy. I wasn’t sleeping well because my mind was always ...continue reading...
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You’re on the Same Team

“Marriage flourishes when the couple works together as a team; when both husband and wife decide that winning together is more important than keeping score.” Michelle Obama

 

My husband Derrick came up with a sweet little phrase that has proven to be incredibly helpful for us over the years:

Team Pope

That simple two-word phrase helps us to remember that at the end of the day, we’re on the same team and that we ultimately want the same thing: a loving, connected and happy marriage.

Even when the pressures in our lives are causing more stress ...continue reading...

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How Did My Marriage Get So Bad?

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

 

When we’re struggling in our marriages, we’re always looking for a way to improve it, to make it feel better.

But all too often, what ends up happening is using the same thinking and ways to engage with one another because it’s all we know. For instance:

Something happens between you and you argue trying to get your partner to see it from your perspective… You both give each other the silent treatment for a day or two… Eventually, ...continue reading...
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10 Quotes for Understanding Why Some Marriages Struggle

 

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