Author Archive | Mary Ellen Goggin

surviving infidelity in marriage

7 Things You Need to Know about Surviving Infidelity in Marriage

Movies would have us believe that infidelity is best handled with clothes-burning and a martini to the face. Surviving infidelity in marriage is more dramatically portrayed as “surviving infidelity by leaving marriage.” (Overplayed, of course, by Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.”) Reality, however, plays out in a different kind of theater and isn’t always so […]

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Michelle and Barak Obama use marriage counseling to keep their relationship healthy

Can Marriage Counseling Help Your Relationship? It Helped Michelle Obama’s.

Couples don’t always realize the damage they do to their marriage when they don’t talk through their problems. They hold back from expressing negative feelings such as anger, fear, and disappointment. When couples let unexpressed negative feelings accumulate, they unwittingly build  is a wall between them. Each time an unresolved conflict goes unaddressed, a brick […]

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Control Your Own Happiness

Why wait for relationship happiness when you can jump-start the process? In the exercises from our past few posts, you’ve tuned into the deepest parts of yourself. Perhaps you discovered new aspects of your personality and behavior. Maybe you took a closer look at certain traits you’ve spent your life trying to ignore. You might […]

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