The power of an emotional man

The power of an emotional man

"As soon as our son reached a particular age, we just stopped holding his hand as much and would discourage him from sitting on his mother's lap. It's funny, we never thought to do the same with our daughter..." The discussion was around the fact that many men struggle to understand their emotions, as they aren't often encouraged to explore their emotions from an early age in the same way that young girls are...

You should know what I need

You should know what I need

If there is anything I have learned from my marriage so far, it is that affirmation is key. You may be one of those people who have fallen into that all too common trap in your marriage where you expect your spouse to just know that you love them. After all, you still come home to them every night, right? But even housemates who don't have a close relationship with each other can return home to the same building each day...

Friends with boundaries

Friends with boundaries

"Would you feel comfortable if your spouse had a best friend of the opposite sex?" This question is guaranteed to fire up a heated discussion from both sides! I've seen the "not my man!" responses clashing against the "she was here before you" clap-backs. This topic is contentious for a reason, and hopefully this post will help you to dig a little deeper into how you allow your friends to fit into the bigger picture of your marriage...

5 ways to love your in-laws

5 ways to love your in-laws

"You must have a lot of patience" responded my friend when I shared that myself, my husband and our baby daughter had moved in with my in-laws. I don't know if it's the perception that society has created, or a whole lot of negative experiences encountered by married couples, but in-laws don't have the best reputation...