Week 13 Transitions in Marriage: In-Law Relations

This week we get to look at how our birth order affects the way we view money. I’m not sure if large families with people who are between the 2nd child and middle born and last born are just all considered middle born or if they can’t be classified. At any rate, I get to … Continue reading Week 13 Transitions in Marriage: In-Law Relations

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Week 12 Transitions in Marriage: Power Relations and Children

My husband and I have been married for 17 years. In that time, we’ve learned how to communicate far better with each other, in part because we’ve learned to love each other better. Russ is a dreamer; he’s a man with a vision and the world is just filled with possibilities. For me, reality rings … Continue reading Week 12 Transitions in Marriage: Power Relations and Children

Week 05 Behaviors that Negatively Affect Marriage

John M. Gottman, Ph.D. wrote a book called The Seven Principles for Making Marriages Work, and in it he goes about blasting marriage myths. How many times have you heard that the key to a good marriage is communication? How about sharing common interests keeping couples together? Others include avoiding conflict and going about it … Continue reading Week 05 Behaviors that Negatively Affect Marriage