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What To Do If You Realize You’re In An Unhappy Marriage At 60

By Mary Ellen Goggin / August 30, 2023
Couple sitting by the ocean contemplating their marriage now that they're in their 60s.

Reaching the age of 60 is often seen as a time of reflection, celebration, and wisdom. It’s a moment to look back on achievements, cherish memories, and plan for the years ahead. Yet, amidst these milestones, it can also be a time when some profound realizations come to the forefront. One such revelation that many…

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5 Things to Consider When You Discover Your Spouse Cheated

By Mary Ellen Goggin / August 22, 2023
2 wedding bands place on a dictionary above the word "marriage".

The knot in your stomach, the disbelief in your mind, the clutching in your chest – these are the overwhelming physical sensations that seize you when you discover your spouse cheated. It’s likely a moment you never thought you would face, a possibility you never wanted to confront. Whether you stumbled upon a revealing text…

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10 Tips & Guidelines For Fighting Fair In Marriage

By Mary Ellen Goggin / August 3, 2023
Couple sitting by a campfire on the beach discussing how to fight fair in marriage.

Anyone who’s been in a long-term relationship knows that conflicts are part of the package. These disagreements, however, needn’t be destructive. On the contrary, when handled properly, they can become catalysts for a deeper understanding and a stronger marriage. This is where the concept of “fighting fair” in marriage comes into play. “Fighting fair” doesn’t…

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Should You Still Fight For Your Marriage If Your Spouse Has Given Up?

By Mary Ellen Goggin / July 24, 2023
Serious couple looking at each other as they contemplate fighting for their marriage.

When you pledged ‘for better or worse’ on your wedding day, you might not have imagined that the ‘worse’ could be as challenging as your spouse giving up on your marriage. It’s a heartbreaking situation, filled with a whirlwind of emotions— anger, sadness, betrayal, and above all, utter helplessness. It is natural to wonder whether…

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What To Do If You’ve Been Cheating On Your Wife

By Mary Ellen Goggin / July 10, 2023
Man looking out a window as he contemplates how he'll tell his wife he's been cheating.

Life is rarely as clear-cut as we’d like to believe. Each person carries a unique narrative filled with complexities, and the same is true when it comes to relationships. For some reason, you’re cheating on your wife. Those are five hard-hitting words, aren’t they? It’s a statement that doesn’t leave much room for gray areas.…

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How A Lack of Self-Awareness in Relationships Can Destroy the Relationship

By Mary Ellen Goggin / June 23, 2023
Couple holding hands while looking in opposite directions.

When two hearts unite and decide to share a life together, it’s a celebration of love and unity. Yet, like any shared journey, the path of love isn’t always smooth. One of the largest, and most often unnoticed, stumbling blocks on this path is the lack of self-awareness. When was the last time you stopped…

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The 5 Most Common Communication Issues in Marriage & How to Resolve Them

By Mary Ellen Goggin / June 9, 2023
Couple sitting on a couch discussing calmly discussing finances without communication issues.

It’s said that every garden, no matter how beautiful, must be tended to. In the same vein, a marriage, despite being a haven of love and companionship, requires continuous nurturing. Like an unkempt garden that slowly becomes overgrown with weeds, a marriage can become entangled with the thorns of communication issues if not properly cared…

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What to Do If Your Husband’s or Wife’s Anxiety Is Ruining Your Marriage

By Mary Ellen Goggin / May 22, 2023
Man wearing a baseball cap and wondering what to do about his wife's anxiety ruining their marriage.

Marriage is based on a strong, unbreakable connection. You may have married your spouse with this belief. However, anyone who’s been married for any length of time can recognize this statement as the myth it is. And it is definitely not that way now. Now, you’re suspicious your husband’s or wife’s anxiety is ruining your…

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