Emotional Needs in Marriage: What’s Most Important?

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Everyone has emotional needs. For each of us, those come down to a few top needs that are most important to us. With those emotional needs unmet, it’s difficult for us to walk in our spouse’s shoes. Because emotional needs are highly important, which ones should you prioritize first? Which emotional needs are the most important–yours or your spouse’s? That answer isn’t one-size-fits-all. You can do a few things to determine which needs to meet first in any given situation. Want to know more? Let’s jump right into it. Know Your Own Top Emotional Needs It isn’t easy to articulate…

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Career Roundup: Practical Advice for Married Professionals

Career Roundup: Practical Advice for Married Professionals

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Career growth and development is important for many married couples today. It’s likely that you and your spouse are both interested in growing both personally and professionally. Luckily, being married means you can be each other’s cheerleader and biggest fan along the way. Today, we’ve gathered some of our best career resources from the blog. Whether you’re setting priorities for the near future or navigating a career crisis, there are helpful tips for you here. We’re covering a variety of situations and solutions, so read on. Encourage Each Other’s Professional Growth First and foremost, it’s crucial to support one another’s…

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Should We Live Together Before We Get Married?

Should We Live Together Before We Get Married?

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Thinking about moving in with your significant other before you tie the knot? Many dating or engaged couples question whether they should live together before marriage. While cohabitation might seem practical on the surface, research suggests that it’s actually not as good for your relationship as you think. Before you make this life-changing decision, it’s important to think about the potential outcomes. Take a Look at the Science There’s a longstanding moral debate about whether cohabitation is healthy. Rather than leaning into that side of the argument, we’ll take a science-backed approach. Researchers Scott Stanley and Galena Rhoades from the…

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Help! I Feel Neglected By My Spouse

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Do you need more attention from your spouse? It’s incredibly discouraging to feel unappreciated or neglected by your partner. Maybe you’ve brought the issue up to your spouse in the past, but nothing has changed. What should you do in that situation? Consider What’s Behind Your Spouse’s Actions (or Inaction) Some seasons of marriage can make you and your spouse feel further apart than you used to. Maybe you’re raising small children together. Your spouse may be having a difficult time at work. One of you, or a family member, may be experiencing chronic illness. Whatever the case, outside circumstances…

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How to Get Your Marriage Out of a Rut

How to Get Your Marriage Out of a Rut

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Is your marriage in a rut? It’s common for married couples to go through seasons where they feel out of sync with each other. Once you’ve found yourself in this place, it can be too easy to assume that you’re going to stay stuck. Luckily, there’s hope for getting back into a happier, healthier relationship. Stop Making Future Assumptions The first important thing to do when you’re stuck in a rut is to stop making assumptions about the future. Just because you feel this way now doesn’t mean you will forever. Whatever patterns of behavior or conflict you’ve found yourselves…

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Summertime Love: It’s Time to Reignite Your Intimacy

Summertime Love: It’s Time to Reignite Your Intimacy

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Summer is a great time to rekindle your romance and reignite your intimacy! It’s a season of fun and adventure, when many couples reconnect through shared time together. There are no rules for how to create special new memories; just focus on spending time with one another and the love you have for each other. There are so many ways to bring intimacy back to the forefront of your marriage. Today, we’ve gathered some of our best tips for deepening intimacy and truly enriching your relationship. Let’s jump right into it. Start Dating Each Other Again Summer is the perfect…

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Help! My Parents Dislike My Spouse – But We Live With Them

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Living in a multi-generational home with your parents or in-laws can be both a blessing and a challenge. Sometimes, couples experience seasons in their marriage that require them to share a home with family members. While this can be helpful during transitional periods, it can cause strain long-term–especially if your parents don’t like your spouse. It’s often difficult to share a home with either of your parents. You’re all adults with your own lifestyle, preferences, and rhythms. It can be difficult for two couples to combine their lives this way, particularly when there’s tension in the home. Still, you might…

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My Spouse Is Unhappy In Our Marriage. Is This The End?

My Spouse Is Unhappy In Our Marriage. Is This The End?

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So your spouse is unhappy in your marriage. Is this the end of your relationship? It’s incredibly painful to learn that a spouse isn’t happy, no matter how long you’ve been married. Whether you’re newlyweds or have been together for decades, it’s heartbreaking to realize that your relationship might not be what you believed it was. Still, unhappiness–on your part, or on your spouse’s–doesn’t necessarily spell doom for your marriage. Wondering what you can do to course-correct the path you’re on? We’ve gathered some tips to help you get started. 1. Set Aside Some Time to Talk About Your Relationship…

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I Want to Get Married, But My Significant Other Isn't Ready. What Do I Do?

I Want to Get Married, But My Significant Other Isn’t Ready. What Do I Do?

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Let’s say you’ve been dating someone for a while now, and you’re ready to start talking about marriage. You love this person and can envision spending the rest of your life with them. But what do you do if your significant other isn’t ready to talk about marriage–or, worse, doesn’t want to get married at all? If the person you’re dating isn’t ready for marriage yet… If your significant other isn’t ready for marriage yet, then it’s important to respect where they stand. Maybe they’ve expressed that they want a marriage in the future, but they have their reasons for…

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My Spouse Feels Like My Roommate! What Now?

My Spouse Feels Like My Roommate! What Now?

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Does your spouse feel more like a roommate these days? Maybe you’ve hit a rough patch in your marriage, or perhaps you’re empty nesters. Either way, life together feels much quieter–and less intimate–than it was before. If you’re wondering what happened to the passion you used to enjoy, keep reading. First of all, know that the distance you feel right now doesn’t necessarily mean the end of your relationship. There’s hope for bringing the spark back to your marriage! With a little bit of work and intention, this quiet season could become a new beginning for you and your spouse….

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