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Money Matters: How to Manage Finances within Your Marriage

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Disagreement about how to handle finances is one of the main causes of conflict for married couples. Unsurprisingly, statistics show that it’s also one of the leading causes of divorce. While fundamental differences in how a couple handles their finances can create problems, the bigger issue seems to be that many couples aren’t willing to talk openly with one another about how to manage their money.… Read the rest →

Just a Facebook Message or Something More? Examining Online Infidelity

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iStock_000011126355LargeWith the rise of Internet access and social media, cheating has gone beyond the seedy motel to the growing trend of online infidelity. According to the American Psychological Association, Americans spend at least 13 hours a week online—as much time as they spend watching TV.… Read the rest →

Embracing Differences and Finding Balance in Marriage

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iStock_000002855123SmallDisagreements between married couples happen all the time, and that’s OK. Everyone is different and certainly should not agree on everything. The problem lies in the fact that spouses may disagree with one another and simply not understand why.

Differences of opinion or disagreements don’t have to be negative.… Read the rest →

Why do we argue if it doesn’t work?

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By Grant Stenzel, MS LCPC

Arguing just doesn’t work.  We all believe that we are logical and therefore a logical argument should work.  When was the last time that you provided a very logical reason why you are right in the middle of an argument and your spouse just iStock_000019522580Mediumstopped and agreed with you? … Read the rest →

The Second Time Around: How to Make Remarriage Work

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1386177_53512989x1000Getting remarried is never easy. While one might think it is straightforward the second or third time around, couples must look at how the marriage will work over time.

We would like to think entering a new marriage means having a clean state.… Read the rest →

Why do we argue if it doesn’t work?

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Professional Counselor

Arguing just doesn’t work.  We all believe that we are logical and therefore a logical argument should work.  When was the last time that you provided a very logical reason why you are right in the middle of an argument and your spouse just stopped and agreed with you? … Read the rest →