My Husband and I Have Nothing to Talk About

My husband and I have nothing to talk about

Nothing feels lonelier than just eating with your husband in silence or living under the same roof but never having the deep conversations you’re craving. It feels terrible when the emotional intimacy goes missing like that. I still remember how miserable that was when it was happening at my house. So how do you get… Read More »

3 Unrealistic Expectations in Marriage

Unrealistic expectations in marriage

Did you get married expecting it to look a certain way and then get let down when it didn’t? That is so discouraging and can even put your marriage at risk. These are the top 3 expectations that I had in my marriage and that STILL come up for me sometimes and for many of… Read More »

Transform Your Marriage with the 6 Intimacy Skills

Marriage and the six intimacy skills

If you’re trying to practice the 6 Intimacy Skills™ in your relationship and they’re not working or you can’t remember to do them—or aren’t sure how to do them in your situation—that’s so frustrating and discouraging! You are not the only one. On The Empowered Wife Podcast, I interview women who have had success transforming… Read More »

How to Communicate Your Needs in a Relationship

How to communicate your needs in a relationship

It feels really bad when your man doesn’t respond to your needs, even if you’ve told him over and over. It makes it seem obvious that he doesn’t care, which can make you feel unloved and scared. But what if it’s not that he doesn’t care but that you haven’t been well trained on how… Read More »

How to Trigger a Man’s Hero Instinct

How to trigger a mans hero instinct

Men are highly motivated to make their wives happy. Notice I didn’t say “some men” or “most men,” but just “men.” That’s because in my research where I asked thousands of men how important it is that their wife is happy, they ALL said the same thing. That “It’s the most important thing,” “Everything,” “It’s… Read More »

I Don’t Trust My Husband

I don't Trust my husband.

It’s terrible to feel like you can’t trust the man you married, whether you don’t trust him to be faithful, to take care of the kids, or to be responsible with money. It just feels bad. It means you don’t feel heard or seen because if he were listening and he did care, then he… Read More »

Living with an Addict

Living with an Addict

Living with an addict is so scary. Here you’ve tied yourself to your husband for better or worse, and he’s gotten much worse. You question whether you should be trusting him with things that will impact your life when he’s always under the influence of his addiction. Addicts have a terrible reputation for making bad… Read More »

How to Be a Good Wife

How to be a good wife

I was the perfect wife. Right up until I actually got married. That’s when it all went kablooey. But I thought that I was a good wife because I: Did so many things to help my husband Worked so hard Was sooooo smart I handled all the money for our family Was great at economizing… Read More »

Is Marriage Counseling Worth It?

Is marriage counseling worth it?

If you and I have been hanging out together for a while on this blog, then you already know how I feel now about marriage canceling, I mean marriage counseling. So don’t even get me started! Who even approved this topic for the blog anyway? Actually, there is one very specific kind of marriage counseling… Read More »

3 Secrets to Rebuilding Trust in Marriage

Rebuilding Trust in marriage

If you’re trying to fathom how you could ever rebuild the trust in your marriage, it means you’ve had it broken in a big way. That’s so painful and scary because it seems so permanent! If you’re feeling bad because you feel responsible for breaking your husband’s trust, you might also be struggling to know… Read More »