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Husband's Anger and Abuse

I have tried to figure out why and how my husband became so resentful and angry. There doesn’t seem to be a good reason for it. We have enough money, his parents are good people, and his work seems reasonably satisfying to him. Why does he hurt me even though he says he loves me?

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Disrespect and Judgment
Disrespect and Judgment

Judgment is defined in part as “the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing”. What happens in a relationship when what we perceived to be the situation, isn’t really the situation? What if our judgement is incorrect? What happens when one partner jumps to conclusions and completely mis-reads the intent of his...

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Lies, Lies and more Lies!
Lies, Lies and more Lies!

A little, white lie, a truth misrepresented — it doesn’t take much before you may hear your spouse say, “I’m not sure I can completely trust you.” A lack of trust is a very challenging atmosphere in any relationship. A pattern of lies undermines the whole communication process. How can you talk about anything important if you can’t quite...

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Habits that Irritate
Habits that Irritate

At some point we probably thought they were cute, but over time habits can drive us to distraction. Some habits can be destructive, such as drugs, others are just there annoyingly in the background. Habits are part of who we are. Often we don’t even realize we are doing them. Whether we try to ignore them or not, habits can start to drive a wedge...

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Exploding Anger
Exploding Anger

In a moment of anger it all boils over. Words and feelings we don’t even want to admit we have just slip out. And once they’re out there, like toothpaste, they’re impossible to put back. Disagreements and stress are going to happen in any relationship. How you deal with them can make all the difference. Related Articles: Love Buster Life...

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Beyond Beautiful
Beyond Beautiful

Amidst the hectic schedule of college life, Emma tries to persuade Charlie to go on a blind date with her new friend. As you watch the video, consider which of the two friends Emma would actually be pleased with, and why. What does this video have to say about our own words and actions? What does hypocrisy of what we say and what we do speak into...

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Is Your Marriage Fixable?
Is Your Marriage Fixable?

There’s no such thing as a perfect marriage, but how do you know if you’re in a good marriage? There have been a spat of celebrity break ups this week.  It’s easy to look at them at think, “well that’s Hollywood, we have real problems” but sometimes we lose perspective too.  When you’re tired, when change is slow, when you run out...

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Should I Get a Divorce?
Should I Get a Divorce?

"Nothing seems to be working. Should I get a divorce?" Although we know the consequences for divorce can be severe (for both partners as well as their families, children & friends), it can seem like there is no other viable option. But there are many options available, including talking with a mentor online (it's free and confidential). In...

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