How to Make a Marriage Thrive

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How to Make a Marriage Thrive

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How to Make a Marriage Thrive

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

 

I wasn’t trying to perform some kind of experiment on my marriage, but that’s essentially what happened. And what I learned was how to make a marriage thrive.

There was a period of about two weeks recently where I was stressed about my parents and their health, worried about my business being slow over the holidays, terrified at the thought of my husband quitting his job to start his own ...continue reading...

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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Louise L. Hay

 

My client Jennifer seems to be getting judgements and criticisms from all angles right now. And it’s hurtful to her. It makes her doubt herself. It chips away at her self-esteem. It brings on endless tears.

Her soon-to-be-ex-husband thinks she is immature and indulgent.

Her daughter thinks she’s selfish for leaving the marriage in the first place.

Even one of her good friends gave her a back-hand comment implying that, to some degree, she deserves the pain ...continue reading...

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I’m so Selfish

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” Oscar Wilde

 

You know when you go to the hair salon and it’s like sitting on a therapist’s couch or a bar stool next to your best friend? We tell them everything…and anything, don’t we? I know I certainly have (can I get an Amen, Rachel?).

And because they create that beautiful and safe space for us, you hear everything…sometimes more than you would like.

I was in the salon getting my hair cut this week and another ...continue reading...

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