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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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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Diamond Disappointment: If the ring is cheap, does it mean his feelings are too?

By Shaunti Feldhahn on October 27, 2015

The day my boyfriend asked me to marry him was one of the happiest days of my life. He went all out: perfect location, meaningful words, and down on one knee with a lovely ring. At the time, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. But now, just a few months before the wedding, my ring has become a source of stress. I’d honestly like something bigger, with a bit more style. My fiancé says we don’t have that kind of money, but he doesn’t seem to have a problem buying fancy accessories for his car. I’m worried that his lack of “splurging” on my ring means that he just doesn’t prioritize what matters to me – which means he doesn’t prioritize me. What do I do with that? I’m willing to forego eating out or whatever we need to do to upgrade my ring, but he’s not budging on the budget.

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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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Don’t Let “Facebook Fantasies” Ruin Your View Of Your Spouse

By Shaunti Feldhahn on June 1, 2015

Dear Shaunti,

My husband and I have started arguing a lot about how much I look at Facebook, even though I only check it a couple of times a day. I think what my husband is really upset about is that I see what my friends’ husbands do for them — stuff he never does for me! They get the flowers, spa treatments, romantic dinners, and surprise getaways. Now, we are on a tight budget, and I know that, so he couldn’t shower me with luxurious treats even if he wanted to. The problem is: he doesn’t seem to want to! Should I have to give up Facebook just because I’m now getting a reality check on how humdrum our marriage is? Why shouldn’t I expect more from my husband?

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Sticks and Stones: Your Words Can Build (or Demolish) Your Husband’s Security

By Shaunti Feldhahn on July 7, 2014

Dear Shaunti, My husband and I have been married only three months – and I’ll be lucky to see four since apparently I hurt him really badly last weekend without meaning to. See, we were at a wedding and even…

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