If you love a man with anger problems, you have probably felt hurt and overwhelmed by his behavior at times. Maybe you wonder if you could have done something to prevent the angry outburst. Maybe you feel responsible to control or pacify his temper. Women who are married to men with anger problems can feel […]
Understanding Angry Men
Does he have an anger problem? Anger can be a confusing emotion to understand. Does he really mean the things he says and does when he’s angry? How do you know when his anger is justifiable or becoming a problem? Anger is a normal response to frustration, stress, disappointment or hurt. Anger is necessary to our human […]
Is Marriage Counseling Making Things Worse?
Marriage counseling should offer support, mediation, safety and communication training. But what if you think your marriage counseling is actually bad for you? We all know that communication is key to happy relationships. I teach interpersonal communication and conflict resolution classes and I know the positive impact communication can have in the couples counseling session. […]
Signs of a Destructive Relationship: Not Respecting Boundaries
Anyone who has read my blog for very long, knows that I think healthy boundaries are critical to a happy relationship. But, what if your partner won’t respect your boundaries? What if you asked for what you need, and your boundary is ignored, dismissed or worse, judged sinful or wrong? What do you do then? […]
Emotional Intimacy in Marriage: Do you have it?
Have any of you struggled with intimacy in your relationships? (Why did the guys suddenly get more interested?) Maybe you wonder if you lack in emotional or sexual compatibility? Maybe you carry around a lot of pain due to being hurt by someone you trusted. True Intimacy is being seen, known and unconditionally loved. It is the […]