Spouse

Financial Goal Setting With Your Spouse

Financial Goal Setting With Your Spouse
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Patty Moore of Working Mother Life. For many couples, money is a major source of tension within a relationship. In fact, in a 2017 survey, 49 percent of all respondents considered money to be the most critical and stressful factor in their relationship. Undoubtedly, problems with money can cause strain in a relationship. From arguing over having too little money to how money is spent, finances can play a major role in the health of a relationship. That is why it is so critical for couples to work together and communicate in order to effectively wo...
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The Dos and Don’ts of Helping Your Addicted Spouse

The Dos and Don’ts of Helping Your Addicted Spouse
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joshua Butcher of the Ohio Addiction Recovery Center. Addictions can tear a marriage apart. It’s a scary thing. If you’re dealing with addiction in your marriage right now, take a deep breath. You’ve taken the first step in helping your spouse through the darkness by researching the problem. Every situation is different, but there are some universal dos and don’ts that can help you understand what to do when you’re married to an addict. DO 1. Listen and Observe As with any marital issue, understanding is the best approach. Before you can tackle th...
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Relationship Coach Advises How You Can Tell Your Spouse that You Are Not Satisfied

Relationship Coach Advises How You Can Tell Your Spouse that You Are Not Satisfied
You love your spouse, but your relationship is not the way you want it to be. How can you tell your spouse without making things worse? Some people are so afraid of upsetting their spouse that they suffer for years in silence. Ironically, sometimes both partners suffer in silence over the same problem, only to find out years later when the silence is finally broken. The time of longsuffering relationships is over and couples are realizing that without open discussion, their relationship will be dead in the water. All the same, communication is both a skill and an art.--one that many coup...
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