How To Deal With an Angry Spouse

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Anne Dwyer.

Having a spouse with anger issues can be unsettling. Many compare it to living with an active volcano – you never quite know when it will next erupt and what the damage will be.

Finding the balance between being supportive and understanding of their anger problem while protecting yourself emotionally (and sometimes physically) can be tough. One of the biggest challenges is trying to avoid becoming angry yourself.

Here are some tips on how to live with an angry partner in a way that is healthy for both of you.[Continue Reading…]

The Importance of Exercise for your Marriage

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Marc Zalmanoff of www.fitness-ninja.com.

Although dangerous, I would assume most educated people (i.e. you reading this right now) understand the benefits of regular exercise.

Primarily, it’s good for you but I won’t bore you with all the stats and details on this fact.

Did you also know that regular exercise can be an integral part of a long lasting, happy marriage as well? There is something to be said about taking care of yourself.

Since science has only evolved so much, the body you currently have is the only one you get!! And if you don’t take care of it, well, you’ll be living in the equivalent of a shack on legs.

Exercise makes you better, which is something I believe we should all be striving towards. You look better, you feel better, you hold your head a little higher, and internally you function at a higher level.

Oftentimes in relationships we look for ways to serve our partner, doing whatever we can to meet their desires and dreams. But if we don’t take care of ourselves first, how can we possibly handle the responsibility of another?

Please note: taking time to exercise is NOT a selfish act! In my personal and very biased opinion, it’s one of the best things you can do, and one of the most important ways you can serve your significant other.[Continue Reading…]

How to Stop Technology from Ruining Your Marriage

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Dennis Duty of Original Spin.

Cell phones. Skype. Snapchat. Texting. Sexting. Chatting. Instant messages.

This is the world we live in now. It’s a world of virtual communication and instant gratification… and it’s ruining your relationship.

There are dozens of factors that play into connecting (or reconnecting) on a romantic level. For the purposes of today, I’ll boil relationships down to the most essential elements. There are two parts: What you think about each other, and how you feel about each other.[Continue Reading…]

How To Take Constructive Feedback From Your Spouse, And Not Want To Kill Them

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This is a post from Elizabeth Davis of RelationshipsAdvice.co.

We’ve all been there. One moment you’re sitting together, cuddling and feeling as loved up as you could possibly be. The next moment, you’re screaming at your partner because they mentioned a flaw of yours in a passing comment.

It’s not the first time it’s ever happened, and believe me, it won’t be the last.

However, there’s a right way and wrong way to take that feedback and criticism. The WRONG way is to scream, shout and even physically attack your spouse; that’s definitely not the right way to go about it.

If your first instinct is to lash out, either verbally or physically, you need to take a second to calm yourself before anything else happens. Something as simple as counting to three in your head is a good way to calm yourself down and take control of your emotions.[Continue Reading…]

3 Ways to Surprise Your Significant Other

 

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from John and Wendy of Marriage Rescue Associates.

Whether you’ve been together a few months or a few decades, element of surprise in a relationship is always powerful.

So to keep things interesting and exciting between you and your significant other, take the initiative to surprise your spouse.

Anybody can do dinner and a movie, but to truly wow the one you love, you have to think outside the box.

With that in mind, below are three fun ideas for catching your husband or wife off-guard with unexpected affection. With a little strategic planning and foresight, you can give your partner a treat he or she never sees coming![Continue Reading…]

12 Ways to Improve Your Marriage in 2015

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Editor’s Note: This is a post from Rachel Dack of DatingAdvice.com.

Relationships and marriages go through many stages, changes and transitions. Similar to planting, watering and caring for seeds, in order for them to blossom into flowers, a marriage calls for constant nurturing and attention.

While our relationships bring us great joy, love and comfort, they also require deliberate effort and energy.

As all couples experience conflict and face the ups and downs that life brings, how you handle challenges, communicate and treat each other are vital components to healthy relationships. How happy and satisfied you feel in your marriage weighs heavily on the ways you interact and grow together on a daily basis, as well as your expectations. Daily interactions filled with contempt, anger, resentment and negativity drain and destroy your relationship, while kindness, gratitude and respect lead you to feeling positively about yourself, your partner and your marriage.

With a new year here, there is no better time to strengthen your marital bond, enjoy quality time with your partner and utilize a proactive approach for a loving and satisfying relationship.

Here are 12 ways to have a happy marriage in 2015 and beyond:[Continue Reading…]