When divorce is an option…

When divorce is an option…

Before beginning my journey as a trainee therapist and seeing clients, the only marriage issues that I was openly presented with was that of my parents, a few friends, and my very own relationship. Every now and then I would see the glimmer of personal struggles shared by couples around me, but as most of us do, our masks are quickly readjusted to try our best to maintain public perception...

Back to how we used to be…

Back to how we used to be…

I remember how just seeing your smile would fill me with butterflies, and every time you saw me your eyes lit up like stars! What happened to those two people who were so wrapped up in each other's company? What happened to those two people who were CERTAIN that this must be love? What happened to us...?

My money vs our money

My money vs our money

"Make sure you don't have to depend on no man!" "As a man, it is my duty to provide for my family" "Finance is one of the top reasons why couples decide to divorce"... With so many conflicting messages thrown at us throughout life, is it any wonder that so many of us struggle to be financially compatible with our spouse when we get married?...

That dress makes you look older…

That dress makes you look older…

There's a reason why the stereotype of the husband sleeping on the couch is a humorous depiction of married life - especially when you experience these foot-all-the-way-down-the-throat moments! Be honest, you winced slightly when you first read the title of this post; either from the thought of hearing those words from your husband (and what you might do to him!) or from the thought of saying those words to your wife (and what she might do to you!)...

What if they find out we’re unhappy?

What if they find out we’re unhappy?

Masks... We don't like when others wear them, but we're no stranger to wearing them either! You could be having the worst day, but you've mastered the art of being able to keep the world from knowing it. After all, you learned to keep your feelings to yourself and never learned how to ask for help. It is due to issues like these that we fall into the destructive pattern of suffering in silence...