Relationships

Unhappy Marriage Vs. Divorce: How To Determine Which Is Best For Your Situation

By Mary Ellen Goggin / April 22, 2022

There’s no easy answer, especially when you’re plagued by misery and the conflicting mindset that accompanies it. Continuing to live in an unhappy marriage vs. divorce? Rushing to hire a divorce lawyer to stop the slow bleed? Where’s the upside in either choice? Knowing that you aren’t the first to struggle with this dilemma probably…

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9 Tips For Overcoming An Affair In Your Marriage

By Mary Ellen Goggin / April 15, 2022

If you’ve already done it, you can probably look back with sage insight at the seemingly interminable agony of saving your marriage. If you are in the throes of it, you most likely see little but “impossible,” “How?” and “Why?” before you. Overcoming an affair in your marriage – six words that read quickly but…

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6 Benefits Of Learning How To Be More Self-Aware In A Relationship

By Mary Ellen Goggin / March 31, 2022

It’s so much easier to focus on what the other person is doing (or not doing) in a relationship. Is s/he following the rules? Communicating to your liking? Reading your mind? Being a royal pain-in-the-you-know-what? Did it ever occur to you that learning how to be more self-aware in a relationship could be the key to getting the answers you want?

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How To Talk To Your Spouse About Them Cheating

By Mary Ellen Goggin / February 13, 2022

You likely won’t know what you want in the early aftermath of infidelity. But annihilating all your options in a furied retaliation will serve nothing but a temporary assuaging of anger.

Here are some key points for how to talk to your spouse about them cheating. 

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5 Ways To Cultivate Self-Love In A Relationship

By Mary Ellen Goggin / January 14, 2022

Perhaps you’re so in love that you don’t realize the full extent of what you’re promising. Perhaps you just want to say “I do” and get the reception rockin’. And perhaps you think these vows are all about “other-love” and not self-love. In a relationship, after all, it can be easy to lose your footing in the name of love.

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How To Communicate When Your Spouse Won’t Talk To You

By Mary Ellen Goggin / January 4, 2022

It goes both ways, that communication thing. But what happens when it seems to be one-sided? You’re talking, your spouse isn’t. You’re trying to find a way to move forward, your spouse is holding out. Your dilemma is now how to communicate when your spouse won’t because, apparently, nothing is working.

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Can You Save An Unhappy Marriage?

By Mary Ellen Goggin / December 6, 2021
Woman laying on bed feeling depressed about her unhappy marriage.

Can you save an unhappy marriage?  You can forgo a lot of reading with this simple yes.  Should you save an unhappy marriage? Flip a coin, and you’ll find arguments (and merit) on both sides. How do you save an unhappy marriage? Here is where your reading begins. I’ve written on this topic before, of…

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How To Gain Self-Respect In A Relationship

By Mary Ellen Goggin / November 15, 2021
Cracked wall painted with with the word respect sloppily stenciled on it.

Relationships. They draw us in, bind us together, dangle possibilities before our star-struck eyes. They also expose us for who we are and can be. Relationships strip us to the nakedness of vulnerability – that iffy space that can both heal and hurt. Do you find yourself or lose yourself? Do you know how to…

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