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Argument Curfew

Soon after my wife and I were married, we made a discovery. It seemed like when we argued, it was at night… when we were tired and irritable from a long day. So we set a curfew on serious discussions: nine o'clock is the limit. Now, when we start to get into a heavy talk after nine, we remind each other that it's late, we're not going to resolve anything tonight, and we can talk about it tomorrow. The next...
Jan 01, 1970 / Communication

Agree to Disagree in Marriage?

Most of the time, married couples should be in agreement. Especially when it comes to big things like your relationship, your family, your beliefs. But when a minor issue has the potential to become a major problem, then it's better to keep the peace than to be right. For example, if my wife and I are buying a couch and she picks one that I don't really like, I can dig my heels in and fight, or we can try to...
Jan 01, 1970 / Communication

10 Things Husbands Want to Hear from Wives

Well, maybe you're not saying what he wants to hear. What your husband craves are words of praise and validation from the most important person in his life. There are 10 things your husband wants to hear from you. Number one… "I love being your wife." Number two… "You're an outstanding father." Three… "I'm really attracted to you. You are the Man!" Four… "I really respect the decision you made." Join me...
Jan 01, 1970 / Communication

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