Couples who want better relationships often think finding the perfect Christmas gift will help. Sometimes it can. Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages offers insights on intentionally expressing love in the language most meaningful to the receiver. When we offer gifts to match
Divorce often leaves people angry—and rightly so. Whether a spouse has an affair, emotionally checks out of the relationship, or simply announces they are no longer in love—the rejection and betrayal go deep. If you have experienced divorce, you likely know these wounds well.
Wounds that can
“Am I a good enough parent?”
The question haunts most parents. Are we giving our children all they need to grow and thrive? This concern cranks up a bit after divorce.
We know the ominous statistics for children of divorce. Can we protect our children from these?
It turns out. . .yes.
“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” Benjamin Franklin
What is the major difference between happily married couples and those deciding to end things?
Some would offer that happily married couples get along better. But, John Gottman–the premier researcher on relationships–found
How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? For many couples–the day offers a chance to celebrate a deepening love for each other.
For others–the day sadly reminds them that their marriage falls far short of their dreams.
Couples seem to believe that once they get past the wedding,
As the couple’s argument escalated to a fever pitch, I heard the tentative steps of the store owner above our office coming down the stairs. I redirected the couple to more stable ground and heard her retreat. Once calmed, each spouse admitted that anger was a huge factor in their decision
Broken trust lies at the bottom of nearly every business conflict.
A missed deadline. A failure to meet customer expectations. A mistake that costs the customer with their own client.
Some unhappy customers demand a fix.
Others quietly leave. But, they refuse to trust you with their business ever
Few events challenge divorced parents like Christmas. Wrapped in tradition and expectation, Christmas embodies family connection and joy. Two elements seriously diminished through divorce.
But, take heart. Christmas can still be good for your children. Even from two houses.