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how to keep a relationship happy

How To Keep A Relationship Happy

Couples often learn the hard way that relationships don’t run on auto-pilot, fueled forever when they fall in love. Like children, pets, and plants, relationships need nurturing too. Learning how to keep a relationship happy and then applying what you’ve learned is hands-down the best relationship advice. To gain some insight, let’s peek behind the […]

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Crying woman who knows the sad answer to the question, "how does an unhappy marriage affect you?"

How Does An Unhappy Marriage Affect You?

Therapists are trained to read between the lines, to watch and listen for signs that something painful may be lurking beneath the surface. So, when someone asks, “How does an unhappy marriage affect you?” we ask more questions than we answer. No matter what your marriage looks like, you know that you and your partner […]

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how to communicate more with your spouse

How To Communicate More With Your Spouse

Everything about relationships seems to come back to communication. There’s the verbal, the non-verbal, the implied, the assumed, the implicit. And, if you’re not paying attention, there are the proverbial ships that pass in the night. Learning how to communicate more with your spouse is the most important effort you can make to keep your […]

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An unhappy marriage leads to depression

What To Do When Your Unhappy Marriage Leads To Depression

Depression affects 1 in 6 people at some point in their lives. And it affects every aspect of their lives. If an unhappy marriage leads to depression in one spouse, the marriage itself is considered depressed. In an indirect way, depression is actually contagious. Because depression in marriage can be caused by emotional distancing, avoidance, […]

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