Laura Doyle

Little People, Big Divorce Ahead – How Amy Roloff and I Both Screwed Up Our Marriages

Like Kate Gosselin of Jon and Kate Plus Eight and Real Housewife Bethany Frankel, reality show star Amy Roloff of Little People, Big World is breaking her husband’s heart—and ours along with it. The couple recently separated, with Amy’s husband Matt Roloff moving into the guesthouse on their property. It’s not hard to spot the problems in the relationship with the cameras rolling all the...
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Verbal Abuse in Marriage is No Excuse for Divorce

I have a confession. I have hissed, screamed and snarled the cruelest, most hurtful things I could think to say to my husband. I’ve attacked him. I’ve been dismissive, loudly disrespectful and worse. I punctuated these harsh messages with cursing, slammed doors and terrorist-style threats to leave him. In other words, I have been verbally and emotionally abusive. I’m also a prominent...
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Four Reasons Marriage Eludes Professional Women

“How can I find my husband?” the pretty chiropractor asked in her coaching session. “That’s the main thing that’s missing in my life–someone great to share it with. I thought I would be married by now.” She’s not the only one. Millions of single women–many bright and accomplished–wonder the same thing. They’ve said yes to their careers and they’d like to Say...
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Dr. Phil is a Bobo-Head

Reading Dr. Phil McGraw’s column in a recent issue of O Magazine gave me a painful flashback. Maybe he delegated his column to the intern, because his advice to a wife of 15 years was absolutely terrible. I know because I was in the wife’s shoes years ago. Here’s what he wrote: “My husband is affectionate, attractive, and wonderful to my relatives. Ever since we started talking seriously...
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How to get to Happily Ever After

I have to warn you. Unlike most of the stories I share with you, the following story is devoid of a happy ending. Nonetheless, it’s an important one because there is a very valuable lesson to be learned at the end about creating long-term relationship success. If your ultimate goal is marital bliss, I suggest you read on. Shortly after Janet met Ken he had to move out of his apartment. Janet...
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The #1 Question You Should Never Ask Him

“Politeness is the art of selecting among one’s real thoughts.”- Madame de Stael If you’re looking for long-term relationship success, the one question you should never ask a man is “How do you feel?” You won’t like the answer. I used to try relentlessly to get my husband, John, to express his feelings. He’d start out saying, “I think…” and I would correct him by saying,...
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The Key To Finding Mr. Right Is Right Under Your Nose

Having trouble finding Mr. Right? Feeling dismal in the dating pool? You’re not alone. Many women feel this way, hanging out on dating sites or partaking in dating groups to no avail. But what many women don’t know is that the answer to finding a bachelor of a higher caliber is in the last place they thought to look. Like others, Gina was feeling lost and confused when it came to dating. But...
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Become Your Best Self to Have the Best Relationship

Michelle was resentful towards her live-in boyfriend, Zack, because she felt he didn’t appreciate her efforts to keep their apartment orderly. This issue came up in my workshop when the homework assignment was to express gratitude for Zack three times every day for a week. “Why should I act like I’m grateful for what he does when he isn’t grateful for what I do? Plus, I do more than him...
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How Can I Find My Husband

How Can I Find My Husband? “How can I find my husband?” the pretty chiropractor asked in her coaching session. “That’s the main thing that’s missing in my life–someone great to share it with. I thought I would be married by now.” She’s not the only one. Millions of single women–many bright and accomplished–wonder the same thing. They’ve said yes to their careers...
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How I Learned The Six Intimacy Skills

I’ve been a relationship expert and best-selling author for over 12 years but I started out as an unhappy wife. Everything in my marriage was a mess. My husband was distant and preferred watching TV to my company or even making love to me. I was responsible for everything because he just couldn’t seem to do the simplest tasks and I was afraid to get another late notice on the bills. We even...
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