Something You Should Know about Marriage


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

Secrets Of A Happy Marriage - Part 2

January 15, 2015

 

Interview with Karl Pellemer, author of the book 30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We’ve all heard how half of all marriages end in divorce and how many troubled marriages there are; however…

 

Karl Pellemer:
I can tell you the opposite is true. There are quite a few people who make it for 50, 60, or 70 years and it’s a fantastic trip for them. 
 


Karl Pellemer

Secrets Of A Happy Marriage

January 14, 2015

 

Interview with Karl Pellemer, author of the book 30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships, and Marriage

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What if you asked people that have been married a long time what they think is the key to a successful marriage? One thing you would hear is…

 

Karl Pellemer:
Think small. And this really struck me, almost all of us as we look at problems in our marriage we think of big ticket items.
 


Karl Pellemer

How Men & Women Are Attracted To Each Other

December 12, 2014

 

Interview with Jay Phelan, co-author of the book Mean Genes: From Sex to Money to Food Taming Our Primal Instincts

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Evolution plays an important role in attraction to the opposite sex. For example women seem to be programmed to be attracted to a good provider.

 

Jay Phelan:
One of my favorite studies is that women ranked about a hundred photos of men, and how attractive are they.
 


Jay Phelan

Complain Less - Persuade More

October 29, 2014

 

Interview with Laurie Puhn, author of the book Instant Persuasion

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you complain to someone you're really trying to persuade them to do something. Although usually we're not very good at this.

 

Laurie Puhn, J.D.:
And what I mean by that is, lets say you have a problem you want your spouse to do more chores around the house. You could say, " Honey you really need to do more around the house I'm taking care of everything myself and this just isn't fair."
 


Laurie Puhn

Doing What's Important

October 14, 2013

 

Interview with Matthew Kelly, author of the book The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Think about it. We all have needs in 4 areas of life…


Matthew Kelley:
Physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. Most simply defined, if you don’t eat, you will die.
 


Matthew Kelly

The Stages Of Every Relationship

September 15, 2014

 

Interview with Linda Carroll, author of the book Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Our view of what love and relationships are supposed to be may be a bit off because…

 

Linda Carroll:
Relationships have seasons and our culture is very strong on the 1st season which is the merge. Which is mediated by hormones and chemicals and when we fall in love we’re not in our rational mind.
 


Linda Carroll

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

Privacy Vs Secrecy In Marriage

July 16, 2014

 

Interview with Charlie Bloom, co-author of the book 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In any marriage or any relationship there’s a big difference between privacy and secrecy.

 

Charlie Bloom:
Then it’s a crucial distinction, the main difference is in intention.
 


Charlie Bloom

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