Something You Should Know about Marriage


Human Attraction - Part 2

July 23, 2015

 

Interview with Allan Pease, author of the book Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love: Solving the Mystery of Attraction

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In male/female attraction…

 

Human Attraction

July 22, 2015

 

Interview with Allan Pease, author of the book Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love: Solving the Mystery of Attraction

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What attracts men and women to each other is still rooted in very primitive instincts. For example…

 

Allan Pease:
When a woman’s looking at a man she’s evaluating his potential as a partner based on his ability to provide resources, which is a very ancient drive – resources means to provide food, protection, shelter.
 


Allan Pease

What Makes A Good Partnership?

June 11, 2015

 

Interview with Rodd Wagner, co-author of the book Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Partnerships - we all have them at work, at home and with friends.

 

Rodd Wagner:
Most people are not very deliberate about their partnerships. When you ask them whether they’ve had good partnerships or bad partnerships they will tend to say they’ve had a lot more bad partnerships than good ones.
 

Rodd Wagner

Improve Your Relationship Today

May 28, 2015

 

Interview with Cloe Madanes, author of the book Relationship Breakthrough: How to Create Outstanding Relationships in Every Area of Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In any relationship we all have the need for security and certainty.

 

Cloe Madanes:
One of the paradoxes of human life is that as soon as you have certainty you have the need for uncertainty, variety - you want some surprises.


Cloe Madanes

 

Couples & Money

May 21, 2015

 

Interview with Jeff Motske, CFP, author of the book The Couple's Guide to Financial Compatibility: Avoid Fights about Spending and Saving--and Build a Happy and Secure Future Together

 

www.jeffmotske.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Perhaps one of the main reasons couples fight about money is they never talk about money until there’s something to fight about.

 

Jeff Motske:
When you’re proactive and not reactive you find a completely different financial life together.

 


Jeff Motske, CFP

The Elements Of A Happy Family

 May 6, 2015

Interview with David Niven, author of 100 Simple Secrets of Happy Families: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It (100 Simple Secrets Series)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you have a happy family? Interestingly,  a lot of research has been done on what makes a family happy.

 

David Niven:
Happier families are people who can count on each other and that can be as little as showing up on time.
 


David Niven

 

Secrets To Love & Marriage

March 20, 2015

 

Interview with Pepper Schwartz, author of the book Everything You Know About Love and Sex Is Wrong

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Many of the accepted beliefs about love, relationships and marriage may need rethinking.

 

Pepper Schwartz:
My most favorite is the one, never go to bed angry. That means you're always supposed to fight it out when you're tired.
 


Pepper Schwartz

Differences Between Male & Female Brains - Part 2

March 17, 2015

 

Interview with Michael Gurian, author of the book What Could He Be Thinking?: How a Man's Mind Really Works

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When men and women are angry with each other and argue interesting things happen biologically.

 

Michael Gurian:
The part of the brain will swell up in both of them called the amygdala. Then the neuro center for the man the pathways for the man go more toward the brain stem and away from the verbal center so he’s not going to tend to be able to talk.

 


Michael Gurian

Differences Between Male & Female Brains

March 16, 2015

 

Interview with Michael Gurian, author of the book What Could He Be Thinking?: How a Man's Mind Really Works

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Biologically, the male and female brains work very differently.

 

Michael Gurian:
For instance, the male brain produces more sexual fantasies than the female brain. The female brain tends to produce more romantic fantasies. 

 


Michael Gurian

Important Financial News For Couples

January 23, 2015

 

Interview with Marilyn Barrett, author of the book Just Sign Here Honey: Women's 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Capital Ideas for Business & Personal Development)

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
If you're married and file a joint tax return with your spouse, you'd better make sure you know what that tax return says.

 

Marilyn Barrett:
Most married couples don't know that when they file a joint tax return they are agreeing to be jointly and separately liable for the taxes. And that means that the IRS can go after both of you, or just one of you.
 


Marilyn Barrett

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