When He Doesn’t Love You Back

When he doesn't love you back

Finding out your guy doesn’t love you back feels so rejecting. It hurts like crazy and crushes your self-esteem. It feels like you’ve been let down in the worst way when you least expected it. Your head races with terrible thoughts about how this could have happened, whether it’s hopeless, and what it means for… Read More »

How to Fall Back in Love with Your Husband

First, a disclaimer: A coach recently shared with me that she decided to become a coach, even though she didn’t love her husband and believed she never would, because she just wanted to be kinder. She believed Relationship Coach Training would help her become kind, which was her goal—not to fall in love with him.… Read More »

3 Signs Your Husband Is Not Supportive Now

Signs your husband is not supportive

It feels terrible when the guy who used to trip over himself trying to help and serve you is now only interested in staring at his phone or computer, staying at work all the time or playing video games. What a disappointment. You set out to be partners, but he isn’t doing much to contribute,… 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 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 »

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 »

Step-by-Step Instructions on Fixing Your Marriage

step-by-step instructions on fixing your marriage

When I first interviewed women who were happy in their marriages and asked for their secrets, they said these crazy things that didn’t make any sense to me. But I was desperate enough in my painful marriage to try what they said, and when I did the things they talked about, I got my miracle.… Read More »

5 Ways to Maintain Balance in a Relationship

Maintain Balance in a Relationship

In my early marriage when things were terribly out of balance, I was seething with resentment about my husband not doing enough chores and not making enough money, which left me with the heavy burden of having to make up for him in both areas. I had to control the finances since we were always… Read More »

3 Tips to Deal with Relationship Doubts

Deal with Relationship Doubts

Everybody has doubts about their relationship from time to time. Like the time I woke up sick the night after a trip to Tijuana and my husband’s first response was “Ha ha ha!” That was our first anniversary. And I thought “What is this thing that I’ve married?” But I had much more serious doubts… Read More »