Wives, if your husband ever seems inconsiderate, assume he doesn’t want to be

By Shaunti Feldhahn on June 7, 2016

Ladies, have you ever had one of those moments when you were at the boiling point over something your husband did that seemed inconsiderate? Even when we love and respect our husbands, at times our emotions can get the best…

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Highly Happy Marriages Secret #6: Reasonable Expectations

By Shaunti Feldhahn on May 18, 2016

Author note: This is one of a series giving a sneak peek into what I discovered about what makes happy marriages so happy!  After years of nationally-representative research with more than 1,000 couples, I reveal the twelve most important little…

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3 things to do when your kid rolls her eyes at you

By Shaunti Feldhahn on May 12, 2016

Not that this ever happens.  But every now and then our kids (girls and boys) might perhaps display a little attitude. Perhaps it’s an eye roll, a derisive tone, a sudden disrespectful temper.  Whatever it is, it’s almost guaranteed to…

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Two great ways to boost your son’s self-esteem

By Shaunti Feldhahn on May 3, 2016

Many boys these days go through challenging times that are not of their making, and yet they affect how our sons view themselves. Every day, boys experience challenges at school that make them feel stupid, especially since our sit-still-and-listen school…

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Secret #11 of Highly Happy Marriages: Get in Over Their Heads

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 29, 2016

Marriages aren’t made or broken through dramatic gestures. It’s the small, everyday actions and choices that determine success and happiness. Learn more about what the happiest couples do in The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages. In Secret #7 to…

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Men: This one little movie moment touches your wife’s heart – and shows you how you can, too

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 26, 2016

There’s a very short scene in the 2015 live-action Cinderella movie that secretly touches the heart of almost every woman, and gives every guy a roadmap to doing the same with his wife.

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Secret #10 of Highly Happy Marriages: Look Higher

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 22, 2016

Marriages aren’t made or broken through dramatic gestures. It’s the small, everyday actions and choices that determine success and happiness. Learn more about what the happiest couples do in The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages. In Secret #10 to…

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Secret #9 to a Highly Happy Marriage: Don’t Tell it Like it Is

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 15, 2016

Marriages aren’t made or broken through dramatic gestures. It’s the small, everyday actions and choices that determine success and happiness. Learn more about what the happiest couples do in The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages. In Secret #9 to…

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Ladies, here’s the surprising reason why your husband cried at that Tom Hanks scene and you didn’t

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 11, 2016

A woman came up to me after a talk about gender differences and asked, “My husband and I were watching that new Tom Hanks movie, Bridge of Spies, and near the end I looked over and my husband was crying! I mean, it’s great that Tom Hanks saved the day, but why on earth would that make my husband cry?”

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Secret #8 of Highly Happy Marriages: Hang Out

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 8, 2016

Marriages aren’t made or broken through dramatic gestures. It’s the small, everyday actions and choices that determine success and happiness. Learn more about what the happiest couples do in The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages. In Secret #8 to…

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