Did your parents ever tell you not to go to bed angry? My mother instilled this in me. Whether an old wives’ tale or a biblical adage, there is something to it. Every couple has disagreements but you don’t have to go to bed angry. It took me years to realize this. Sure I knew the saying but that doesn’t mean I followed it. It can be a challenge to get yourself together in … [Read more...]
Gearing Up For Another Fight? Consider These 3 Things First!
Having disagreements when you're married is not only understandable, it’s expected. Even the happiest couples don’t always see eye-to-eye. Expecting that you can spend a lifetime with someone without getting into it is not very realistic. No matter how perfect a couple may seem, if they keep it real, they have their moments. However, I think there is a distinct difference … [Read more...]
2 Wrongs Do Not Make a Right: Tips for Better Communication
I know you have probably heard this question before, “Do 2 Wrongs Make a Right?” The answer is emphatically no! When you have two wrongs you simply have two wrongs. The is especially true when it comes to disagreements or should I say arguing. When you find disagreements and arguments creeping up as a part of your life, take a step back and assess the situation. Yes, assess … [Read more...]
Here Are 5 Reasons Why I’ve Given Up In My Marriage
Do you know a married couple that never fights? Me neither. Two people. One life. Happily ever after - with a few inevitable rough spots and bumps along the journey. Sometimes those bumps in the road become hills and the hills become mountains and then what? Is giving up an option? Do we quickly begin to throw around the "D" word? Hopefully not, because that's always … [Read more...]
Four Arguments You Need To Quit Having
Conflict is a fact of life in a marriage. If you're a normal couple, from time to time you and your spouse will have disagreements about a whole range of things. Some, if not most of it, will be valid. But other arguments aren't worth the time and energy and are worth solving the first time you encounter them. Here are four arguments you should strike from your list: 1) … [Read more...]
What Must We Teach Our Children About Conflict Resolution?
At one time, whenever my husband and I disagreed my goal was to conduct those conversations in private. I was satisfied with putting on a front around others, especially our children. My concerns were always focused on their assessment of the situation. If they observed us during those moments, our girls might become nervous or even confused. Although our disagreements have … [Read more...]