Something You Should Know about Keeping Love Alive


Truth About Love

August 12, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Thomas Habib, author of the book If These Walls Could Talk: A Therapist Reveals Stories of Change and How They will Work for You

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Even in the very best relationships love can't always be there.

 


Dr. Thomas Habib:
In couples, it's the expectations of love we have; we talk about love as a constant when it isn't. What's constant is commitment.
 


Dr. Thomas Habib

Relationships Are About The Little Things

July 22, 2014

 

Interview with Sky Blossoms, author of the book Best Thing Ever: Escape Disappointments and Drama and Let True Love Into Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
For a marriage or relationship to work better often only requires a change in attitude.

 

Sky Blossoms:
That means really appreciating your partner. That means treating your relationship no matter how long you have been married as if you’re still in a courting period – romancing your partner, showing your best qualities.
 


Sky Blossoms

A Closer Look At Marriage

July 11, 2014

 

Interview with Judith Viorst, author of the book Grown-Up Marriage: What We Know, Wish We Had Known, and Still Need to Know About Being Married

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Now here's an interesting view of marriage.

 

Judith Viorst:
Since it's impossible to be in love with each other all the time, marriage keeps you together when you fall out of love and gives you enough time to fall back in again.
 


Judith Viorst

How Couples Can Stop Arguing & Have Fun

April 30, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Judith Orloff, author of the book The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
A great way to improve any relationship is to be the one who is willing to stop an argument.

 

Dr. Judith Orloff:
Just surrendering the need to be right with your spouse or partner can be so healthy for a relationship. I’ve seen so many relationships get into big trouble if nobody will give in. 
 


Dr. Judith Orloff

Important Relationship Issues

April 24, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Herb Goldberg, author of the book What Men Still Don't Know About Women, Relationships, and Love

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Men and women approach romantic relationships differently.


Dr. Herb Goldberg:

It's not a matter of good or bad or right or wrong. It's a matter of how do we transform relationships so they don't follow the traditional progression, which I call "from romance to boredom to rage."
 


Dr. Herb Goldberg

Resolving Marital Conflicts

January 30, 2014

 

Interview with Willard F. Harley Jr., author of the book He Wins, She Wins: Learning the Art of Marital Negotiation

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being able to resolve conflicts in a relationship or marriage is important but it’s not enough.

 

Willard F. Harley Jr.:
A resolution to a conflict is not the only objective. It should also maintain the romance that a couple starts out with and should maintain throughout their married life.
 


Willard F. Harley Jr.

Nagging

January 8, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Jamie Turndorf, author of the book Kiss Your Fights Good-bye: Dr. Love’s 10 Simple Steps to Cooling Conflict and Rekindling Your Relationship

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Wives are often accused of nagging, why?

 

Dr. Jamie Turndorf:
People don’t realize that there is a biochemical imbalance that occurs in men’s bodies when they fight with women. Which ultimately leads to nagging – it’s called ANS arousal or the fight/flight response.
 


Dr. Jamie Turndorf

Fixing A Troubled Relationship

November 14, 2013

 

Interview with Elliott Connie, author of the book  The Solution Focused Marriage: 5 Simple Habits That Will Bring Out the Best in Your Relationship

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When a relationship is in trouble the natural tendency is to first figure out what went wrong in order to fix it.

 

Elliott Connie:
But that’s just as silly to me as before I can lose weight I have to have a full understanding on how I gained it. It makes no sense whatsoever.
 


Elliott Connie

Why Men Fall Out Of Love

October 22, 2013

 

Interview with Michael French, author of the book Why Men Fall Out of Love: What Every Woman Needs to Understand

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Why do men fall out of love?

 

Michael French:
I think a lot of men feel marginalized in relationships, I think, the ones that I talked to, a lot of them felt their role was sort of taken for granted.
 


Michael French

Fixing A Broken Marriage

October 11, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. John Jacobs, author of the book All You Need Is Love and Other Lies About Marriage: How to Save Your Marriage Before It's Too Late

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Many marriages today are in trouble and likely headed for divorce. Yet interestingly…

 

Dr. John Jacobs:
More often than not - and this is the tragedy of many divorces - more often than not, it is embarrassingly and surprisingly little that has to be done to turn a very bad marriage into a very good marriage.
 


Dr. John Jacobs

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