Do you ever feel shamed by your spouse?
Do you feel pressured to ask permission of your mate before making a commitment?
Is “should” one of your spouse’s favorite words?
If so, you are most likely being parented by your mate. We see this weekly at the Marriage Recovery Center. Examples such as [...]
Are you tired of the constant bickering in your marriage? Do you find yourself preparing your counter attack rather than really listening to your mate? Or have you come to a place where you just avoid your spouse altogether??
Recently I found these challenges running ramped in my 17 year marriage. I finally came to [...]More Information →
Do you ever feel like you cannot get your spouse’s attention? Are you experiencing a tremendous disconnection in your marriage?
At the Marriage Recovery Center, we often hear couples commenting “I’m not sure she/he really cares about me anymore.” The main reason we find couples feel unloved and uncared for is that they both [...]More Information →
I finished up a marriage intensive today feeling absolutely crushed.
Typically I wrap up intensives with feelings of excitement by seeing couples move from profound disconnection to reconciliation in a 3 day intensive, but during this intensive the husband chose to end his 15 year marriage.
I was not necessarily devastated by my inability [...]More Information →
A Love Life of Your Dreams
Dr. David B. Hawkins, MSW, MA, PhD
“May the love hidden deep inside your heart find the love waiting in your dreams. May the laughter that you find in your tomorrow wipe away the pain you find in your yesterdays.”
Congratulations! You [...]More Information →
Have you been reading my blogs about why he is emotionally abusive?
Are you tuning into the potential pain he is in?
Do you a have a better understanding of why he acts the way he does? If so, you may be asking “what can I do about it?”
Understandably, these are issues he [...]More Information →
The phone calls with women preparing to come out for their 3 day marriage intensive at the Marriage Recovery Center often are the same each and every time. “Teri, I am so afraid that you will not see the REAL man that I am married to! I believe he will pull the wool over your [...]More Information →
I receive countless emails from women, and often they begin with…”I read your blog and/or watched your video and I am shocked to discover that I am in an emotionally abusive relationship!” This question is typically followed by “how is this possible? My husband was the most wonderful man when I married him.”
Have you [...]More Information →