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I admit, when it comes to sharing finances in a marriage, I am old school. Once married, my husband and I combined our bank accounts and shared. We saw this as part of the “I” becoming a “We.” What’s mine […]

It’s post Valentine’s Day and the pressure is off..at least that might be thought of some couples. One day to celebrate romance, has come and gone but what if you are not feeling the love and lack desire for your partner? What could be wrong? […]

Ron and Barb came to see me for a problem with their teen, but as they discussed the problem, I could tell within a  half hour that their marriage wasn’t happy. How did I know. I watched, listened and counted the number of negative […]

Something is wrong in your relationship. You just know it, but can’t really put your finger on why you feel so unsettled. The last thing you want to think about is the possibility that your partner could be cheating on […]

It’s a common complaint, “I can’t be me in this relationship. Ive lost myself and don’t know who I am.”  But is it true that the other person defines you? Balancing Our Individuality Finding a balance between our individuality and […]

Before you know it, we will  be celebrating the holiday of love. Yet,  too many couples have lost that loving feeling and are headed for divorce. Divorce attorneys report that January and February (just before Valentine’s Day) are the busiest time […]

Daily, Rachel feels the urge to post pictures of her relationship all over social media. She has pictures on Instagram and Facebook posts about marrying the greatest guy on earth, etc. Her sister, who knows Rachel’s relationship, has questioned her […]

Mike and Jan were excited about having their first baby and becoming new parents. Several of their friends were entering this new stage of family life and the anticipation of impending parenthood created excitement. Yet, all the changes and stress […]

A couple came to marital counseling, determined to divorce. Both felt they could not work through their differences. They said there was too much hurtful history, too many issues of trust and too much damage. I admit, they both had suffered greatly at […]

John and Mary had a fight. It was intense and neither is speaking to each other. Their relationship is suffering. Can they fix this? Both said some awful things and now feelings are hurt. They aren’t talking. But, they can fix […]