The Secret to Enjoying a Conflict-Free Holiday

By Shaunti Feldhahn on November 21, 2017

“Let It Go” is a hard-core success strategy for giving yourself — and those around you — a truly happy holiday, from Thanksgiving through New Years.

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5 Steps to Make Your Marriage Explode (in a Good Way!)

By Shaunti Feldhahn on November 14, 2017

Assume the best of your spouse’s intentions toward you: in other words, that your spouse really does love you, respect you, and wants the best for you.

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Love and Laughter: How Humor Can Ease Relationship Tension

By Shaunti Feldhahn on November 8, 2017

Learn what is guaranteed to elicit a smile from your partner. When tensions run high, a random act of silliness can lighten the mood.

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Transform Your Relationship With This One Simple Rule

By Shaunti Feldhahn on November 6, 2017

In our research with men, it was clear that one of a man’s most painful feelings comes when he tries to do something and then gets the sense that he’s inadequate: that his wife has examined him and found him wanting.

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Providing For a Family? It’s About More Than Money

By Shaunti Feldhahn on November 2, 2017

As women’s earning power has changed over the last fifty years, so have marriage dynamics – and having a great relationship means knowing how to handle the new normal. According to a 2013 Pew Research study, among married couples in 1960,…

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4 Reasons Parents Need to Be The Boss

By Shaunti Feldhahn on October 30, 2017

It wasn’t really a thing before the title song of the hit comedy series Malcolm in the Middle. But for many years now, the battle cry of the American teenager has been, “You’re not the boss of me!” Well, actually,…

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Does Your Kid Make You Feel Like You Can Do Nothing Right?

By Shaunti Feldhahn on October 27, 2017

(a special guest post by Debbie Hitchcock) Last week I felt like everything I did for one of my kids was met with sarcasm, frustration, or anger. The typical jokes we had between us, the acts of kindness I did, and…

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Want a happy marriage? 3 Ways to Nix All Marriage Negativity

By Shaunti Feldhahn on October 23, 2017

There’s a couple I know who just seems to have their act together. They’re a joy to be around and it’s obvious that they genuinely like being around each other, too! No, they’re not perfect (they have kids and jobs…

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How to Help Your Son Fight These Three Dangerous Lies

By Shaunti Feldhahn on October 19, 2017

As both a social researcher who has interviewed and surveyed thousands of boys and a mom of a son, I’ve seen three common – and very harmful –things boys tend to believe about themselves. Mom and Dad, keep an eye out,…

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Motive Matters: Believing the Best of Your Spouse

By Shaunti Feldhahn on October 17, 2017

Dear Shaunti, In one of your books, you say it’s important to believe the best of your spouse’s intentions. But all that does is give your spouse license to hurt you again and again without consequences. Who cares what their…

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