15 Key Ways To Have Long-Term Relationship Success

When it comes to long-term relationships, everyone wants to know what the secret is to a successful relationship. People often have relationship questions like, “what is a healthy relationship?” or “how do I have a successful relationship?” The answers to these questions are simpler than one might think. When it comes to dating advice or …

Five Secrets to Making Opposite Personalities Work

People meet up all the time. It’s happening as you’re reading this sentence. We meet others everywhere- the grocery store, library, Taco Bell, anywhere. When this happens, we naturally ask questions to see what the other person has in common with us. Do they like the same kind of music? Do they like to read? …

The Cancer That Destroys Relationships

*This post may have affiliate links When you’re single and meeting up with a date, you put on your best front. You talk about all your achievements, you wear that new perfume, you talk about the new promotion you got and many more appealing details to show your date, “I’m a good choice.” So what happens …

What is Healthy and Unhealthy Sex in Marriage?

*This post may have affiliate links Sex, something we enjoy, that brings us not only physical pleasure but the emotional connection to our partners, can be more complex than one would assume. Sex is something that should be fun, passionate, playful, creative, and intimate. Sex requires trust because sex is vulnerable. Sex shouldn’t involve fear, abuse, …

Are You Ready For Marriage?

*This post may have affiliate links When people hear the word marriage, they might think of love and happiness. Most don’t think about the day to day realities that need to be addressed. Marriage, yes is full of love and there can be some wonderful moments along the way, but the other side of marriage …

Finding Time to be “Spouse”

When having a child, suddenly priorities change, there is a new little person who depends on you. In those early weeks you and your spouse may be struggling to find time to just be together as a couple, but finding the time, even just fifteen minutes a day could save your marriage. I wrote a while back …

5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas

*This post may have affiliate links I wrote in January about how to bring romance back to your marriage, and if you’ve read that, maybe you already have Valentine idea’s planned. I know that this year, given Valentine’s is on a Wednesday, we planned to celebrate Valentine’s on the weekend instead. I personally believe every …

In-House Separation

Last Married Mondays post, I talked about ways to recover from affairs and betrayals. In that post, I just touched on the very beginning stages of recovering from affairs, betrayals, and lies. Today I am going to be talking about when extreme measures need to be taken by the betrayed partner. There comes a time, …

Recovering After an Affair

*This post may contain affiliate links When entering a relationship, there is a mutual understanding about being exclusive, unless stating it’s an open relationship. Now, what constitutes cheating? Most people would agree that sex with another person is physical cheating. What about a kiss? What about making out with someone else? What about being on a …

How to Regain Romance in Your Marriage

Romance. Hearing the word brings images to mind like flowers, chocolates, candles, dinner dates. Those acts are often done at the very beginning of relationships when you are “woo-ing” that person. As time passes, the romantic acts begin to fade into the past, and life happens. Busy careers, conflicting school schedules, kids, and stress do not …