Happily Ever After for Blended Families

Happily Ever After for Blended Families

Photo: Thanks to Patrick on Flickr for the great photo.   While there are many contributing factors to blended-family success, the strength of a couple’s relationship ultimately determines the family’s success. Here are four ways to strengthen blended-family...
Empathize to save your marriage

Empathize to save your marriage

“To empathize with a particular person, I need to have at least some knowledge of who he is and what he is doing or trying to do,” says Neel Burton on Psychology Today. So really, the first step to empathizing with a person is truly knowing them. Let’s say you come...
Responses that ‘make relationships’

Responses that ‘make relationships’

Responses that ‘make relationships’ Responses that ‘make relationships’ happen in the small everyday moments He comes home from a hard day at work and reaches for the TV remote.  He just wants to relax.  He hears the spring in his wife’s step as she walks in the front...
Does work stress effect home relationships?

Does work stress effect home relationships?

Does work stress effect home relationships? The short answer is YES. While most of us don’t need an academic study to confirm this, Neff and Karney (2009) did the study anyway. Not surprisingly, they found that when we are under greater stress in our lives, we...

Reconnecting LDS couples

Lightening the burden of Bishops I recently read a book called “What You Feel You Can Heal, A Guide For Enriching Relationships”, by John Gray, Ph.D. This illustrated book is fantastic for those of us who like pictures. It has practical ‘how to’...