Learning how to communicate with your spouse is crucial to your marriage success. This isn’t a skill that you are taught in school or that seems to come naturally. In fact, part of your makeup as a human is to talk with them in ways that are not helpful. As humans, we tend to lean…

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When it comes to relationship problems, this one is at the top of the list – stonewalling (Here are some others: Relationship Problems – Criticism and Relationship Problems – Contempt and Relationship Problems – Defensiveness). One of the most important things to remember is that it’s not the presence of relationship problems (i.e., arguments, fights)…

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As we mentioned in the previous article, saying you have relationship problems when you are married is like saying you got wet when you went swimming (Related Article: Relationship Problems – Criticism). It comes with the territory. Remember, it’s not the presence of relationship problems (i.e., arguments, fights) that leads to divorce. But rather, it’s…

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Saying that you have relationship problems when you are married is like saying you got wet when you went swimming. It comes with the territory. And remember, it’s not the presence of relationship problems (i.e., arguments, fights) that leads to divorce. Rather, it’s how you handle your relationship problems that can cause divorce (from the…

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Let’s talk about how to fix communication in a relationship. Whether you are in marriage counseling or not, you can use these principles to fix marriage problems (Related Articles: 4 Signs You Have Marriage Problems and How To Fix Your Marriage Problems). These are relationship tips taken from providing marriage and family therapy in Utah…

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Relationship problems often come in the form of money. As discussed in other articles, money, sex (Related Article: Relationship Problems – Sex) and in-laws (Related Article: Relationship Problems – In-Laws) are potential issues for premarital and newlywed couples (referencing John Gottman’s work).    Let’s talk about how money can be an issue for married couples…

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Meet Linda Good, therapist at the Center for Couples and Families! Linda Good is originally from Silver City, New Mexico. She has completed an associates degree in Psychology from Eastern Arizona College and a bachelors in Psychology from Utah Valley University. Linda is currently working on her Clinical Mental Health Counseling masters at Utah Valley…

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Meet Stephanie, couples therapist at the Center for Couples and Families! Stephanie is an Ohio native who set off on a new adventure to Utah in 2015. She is an intern therapist and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. On her journey to becoming a therapist, Stephanie has been working…

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Here is a communication in marriage tip to help you develop better skills to communicate well with your spouse. These are taken from John Gottman’s research with couples over the years and my experience as a marriage and family therapist in Utah for nearly two decades.    Communication in Marriage Tip – Soft Start Up…

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Let’s talk about how to communicate better with your spouse. This is something that you would learn in marriage therapy, but can learn here and apply at home. It might take a therapist to help you apply it, but let’s try it this way at first to see how it goes for you.    When…

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