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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4 Ways To Keep Your Temper When You Want to Blow

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 5, 2016

While doing some research for my next book, I realized something important: when we are angry, most of us handle it wrong!   Here are four ways to keep ourselves from (forgive the Marvel reference) turning into a big green…

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Secret #7 to a Highly Happy Marriage: Sign Language to Reconnect

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 1, 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: Want to make your wife insanely happy? Try this one phrase.

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 31, 2016

Men: Want to make your wife insanely happy? Try this one phrase. The man sidled up to me at one of our recent marriage conferences, and was clearly trying to ask a question before his wife noticed.  “So I say…

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Secret #6 to a Highly Happy Marriage: Have Factual Fantasies

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 25, 2016

Author Shaunti Feldhahn talks about Secret #6 to a highly happy marriage. The happiest spouses she researched recognize when their expectations are pure fantasy and stop themselves from thinking things like, “If he/she really love me, he/she would …” Instead they shift to being grateful for the ways their pluses are uniquely wired, and the ways they can and do meet their needs well.

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Four reasons your man says “I don’t need help” – even when he does

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 21, 2016

Ladies, whether it is refusing to admit he needs to go to the doctor, or claiming that he knows where he’s going even when he’s clearly lost, a man usually defaults to insisting that he’s fine, it’s all good, he…

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POLL and RESULTS: What do you think about Kardashian’s nude selfie?

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 16, 2016

Earlier, I wrote a piece about how this culture is seriously messed up when it comes to women’s bodies. Then, I asked you what YOU thought.

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A sincere plea from someone who doesn’t want to see Kardashian’s nude selfie but isn’t a "slut shamer"

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 16, 2016

In today’s culture, you are either a “slut shamer” or “celebrating a woman’s body” through nude selfies. Isn’t there middle ground?

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3 Lies You Can’t Let Your Son Believe About Himself

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 15, 2016

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…

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