Being Married Makes Us Happier, But We Still Cheat

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If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’re married to your soul mate. On a certain level we all seem to sense this is the best formula for happiness, but now a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research gives us some clinical support for what we always felt to be true.

Claire Cain Miller explored the study for the New York Times and discovered some convincing evidence in support of marriage. In her article, Study Finds More Reasons to Get and Stay Married, Ms. Miller relates that while the scientific world has always known that married people tend to be happier, there was always a causality problem. Continue reading…


How Cheating Happens, When You’re Married [Infographic]

As many as one-third of men and one-fifth of women cheat. Luckily, most people seem to tone it down after they get married. For married couples, 22% of men and 14% of women admit to cheating on their spouses. Who are these people who cheat, even after taking their vows of marriage? Is there a way to tell if your spouse is one of them? How does cheating happen? Can a marriage be saved after cheating? Continue reading…


When a Spouse Cheats What to Tell the Kids

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It’s so hard to know what to do if your spouse cheats and repercussions happen that affect the children. Whether it is a period of separation, or emotional trauma happening in the household, or worse, a divorce – the kids end up being affected. You can lessen the trauma on the kids if you know what to say to them.

Here’s what you need to know in order to decide whether or not to tell the kids about the affair. Continue reading…


Love Overboard – Weekly Marriage Relationship Advice Roundup

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What To Do If You Think Your Marriage is Toxic

We all know that marriage is easy at first. If you’ve been married for a few years, you also know that wedded bliss doesn’t last forever. It’s simply not the same as the years tick by!

A happy marriage takes work and it’s not always fun…but how do you tell the difference between a marriage that simply needs some attention, and one that’s become toxic over the years?

Of course that’s hard to say, since every couple is unique. But if you take a look at the steps below, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll discover the truth about your relationship and whether it’s really in trouble or if it merely needs some TLC. Continue reading…


Book Review: How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair

How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your AffairAll too often the spouse who had the affair wants to “move on” once everything is out in the open, but for the betrayed spouse, the hurt continues on whether they want it to or not. “Moving on” isn’t even an option especially in the early stages after D-Day.

However, a couple could still rebuild trust and love. The degree and period of recovery are largely affected by the behaviors of the cheater. However, a lot of cheaters don’t understand the emotions of their partners and don’t have any idea of the things they need to do to rebuild trust. Continue reading…