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Honey, I’m Home!

Honey, I’m Home!

   Sometimes when life gets busy, we can fall into a little trap. A trap of having everything a little too ‘practical’. When this happens we tend to fit people in to part of a routine, a schedule. This unfortunately includes the ones we love the most. When your husband gets home from work, how […]

Help! Hubby Is Annoyed!

Help! Hubby Is Annoyed!

  You forgot something from the grocery store he asked you to get… the kids painted on the walls because you took a longer shower than usual… you scratched the car (OH BOY!) We have all been there. Our hubby gets annoyed at us for some reason or other. Was it our fault? Maybe? Partially? […]

7 Ways You Disrespect Your Husband

7 Ways You Disrespect Your Husband

  My husband and I have been married for just over seven and a half years and along the way we’ve made mistakes – more than a few – and we’ve also talked about what makes a good marriage with other like-minded married couples. Here are a few common ways we can, inadvertently sometimes, disrespect […]

Life In Numbers

Life In Numbers

My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary and after reflecting on our married life I found myself seeing our life together in a completely different way. Here is my married life in numbers: 7 years of marriage 1 wedding 1 honeymoon 4 pregnancies 4 obstetricians 4 healthy children 4 house moves (with another […]

6 Tips To Love Your Husband For Just The Man He Is

6 Tips To Love Your Husband For Just The Man He Is

  I’m sure many of us have heard of that saying “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”. Even though many of us may be compatible with our husbands, we can function quite differently from one another, depending on our interests, personal experience, strengths and weaknesses, and temperament. Here are just a few ways […]

Small Issues, Big fights

Small Issues, Big fights

    In the first eighteen months of our marriage my husband and I consistently fought over the same thing over and over again: the dishes, whose turn it was to do them and who was actually going to do them. In most other areas of our life we were united, but in this area, […]

What To Avoid In Your Marriage…

What To Avoid In Your Marriage…

  What makes a marriage work? What makes a strong marriage between husband and wife? John Gottman, Professor of Psychology at University of Washington, a very well-known marriage therapist and author of several books including ‘Why Marriages Succeed or Fail’, has done amazing work and research on marriage over the last few decades and has […]

Sometimes Hubby Gets It Wrong

Sometimes Hubby Gets It Wrong

  It is a truth universally acknowledged by wives all over the world that husbands often get it wrong. And the truth is, that’s ok. Women and men might be equal but they are complimentary; they have different modes of thinking, doing and interacting. We get into trouble, as wives, when we expect our husbands […]

Secrets Of A Happy Marriage

Secrets Of A Happy Marriage

  I’ve asked my husband what makes a happy marriage. His answer was “You should always know that (1) the wife is always right. (2) If the wife is wrong refer to number 1”. That made me laugh. Indeed, a happy wife makes a happy life. But what makes a happy wife, a happy life, […]

Book Review: Personality Plus For Couples

Book Review: Personality Plus For Couples

This is a fabulous book which helps husbands and wives to understand why they act the way they do and how they can best respond to each other. I found this book so helpful for my marriage in understanding why and how my husband thinks and reacts in certain situations.  What I once saw as ‘annoying’ […]