Something You Should Know about Marriage


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

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

How To NOT Ruin Relationships

February 27, 2014

 

Interview with Anthony Wolf PhD, author of the book Why Can't You Shut Up?: How We Ruin Relationships--How Not To

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Have you ever been in an argument with someone close to you that had you thinking?


Anthony Wolf, PhD:

I have to make her understand, I have to get her to see my side, I'm right, I just can't let this go unproven- and what happens is that the argument can get real bad.

Ways To Improve Family Communication

February 17, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Carl Alasko, author of the book Say

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to improve your communication skills particularly within your own family…

 

Dr. Carl Alasko:
Don’t ask questions that don’t have an actual answer. And I put the main culprit the why question. Why didn’t you do your homework?
 


Dr. Carl Alasko

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