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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Secret #5 to a Highly Happy Marriage: Boss Your Feelings

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 4, 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 #5 to…

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Secret #4 to a Highly Happy Marriage: Keep Score

By Shaunti Feldhahn on February 12, 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. Most of us just…

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Believing the Best Isn’t Letting Him Off the Hook

By Shaunti Feldhahn on November 2, 2015

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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Realistic Tips for Reeling Him Back In

By Shaunti Feldhahn on October 7, 2015

Dear Shaunti, My husband and I have been married 22 years and I love him, but we’ve been arguing a lot lately.  We both work a lot and have two children busy with extracurricular activities, so we spend a good…

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Time to Hang up the Hurt, Hang out Together, and Hang On

By Shaunti Feldhahn on September 22, 2015

Dear Shaunti, My husband and I have been married for 20 years. I still care for my husband, but for the most part, I avoid him. I find him difficult to be around. I really don’t enjoy his company. I…

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Does being "all-in" mean not having boundaries?

By Shaunti Feldhahn on August 3, 2015

Dear Shaunti, I just finished your book The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages, and learned a lot.  But I also noticed that one of your research findings is the importance of not holding anything back emotionally.  Yet I’m also…

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Spill Out Your Secrets To Fill Up Your Marriage

By Shaunti Feldhahn on July 13, 2015

Dear Shaunti, Just before I got married, my grandmother presented me with a check – more zeroes than I’d ever seen next to my name – with the stipulation that it was my “special” fund. I was to park the…

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Did Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn REALLY break up because of “time?”

By Shaunti Feldhahn on July 6, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Dear Shaunti, My wife and I got into a “discussion” the other day that has me baffled. She’d read that Tiger Woods and his girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, said they broke up because they didn’t spend enough…

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Complaining kills, but discussion heals

By Shaunti Feldhahn on June 22, 2015

Dear Shaunti, I know you’re a researcher, but I think most marriage researchers are off the mark. See, I’m a direct person; that’s just how I roll.  And think in marriage it’s important to get things off our chest and…

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