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Your Hardest Family Question: His Brother’s DivorceBy Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT

My husband’s brother and his wife recently separated after 20 years of marriage and 3 children. My brother-in-law has already moved on and has told the family within weeks of his divorce being final he will be marrying his new girlfriend.

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The Compatibility Myth

What if you’re incompatible with your spouse, your co-workers, or the people you work with in your calling?

By Joni Hilton
Common Concepts in Counseling with Couples

Couples struggle with some common concepts when they come to me for counseling. They often want me to "fix" their spouse. Here are some ways to help couples begin to shift their thinking.

By Laura M. Brotherson, MS, MFT, CFLE
How to Live After Discovering Your Spouse’s Secret World

Discovering the secret life of your spouse’s addiction changes your understanding of your life so profoundly that you hardly know or trust anything you thought was true about yourself or your relationship story with this other person.

By Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT
The Garden of Eden and Marriage: “to dress it and to keep it”

We were married in the Salt Lake Temple setting off to our newly plowed and raked smooth garden. We planted the plants of work, school, play, church, intimacy, and a multitude of other desires that would lead to our personal growth.

By Gary and Joy Lundberg
Your Hardest Family Question: My husband won’t give me his phone password

"My husband is very protective about his phone. When he is texting, he is very careful that I don't read what he's texting. I don't like this because then it makes me feel distant from him. I want to feel close to him."

By Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT
“Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome” in Marriage

We’ve all experienced it, the “Jekyll-and-Hyde Syndrome” in which a normally decent partner, friend, or family member turns into an irrational dolt and/or grumpy monster.

By Jonathan Decker
How Can Therapy Help My Marriage?

If your marriage is struggling and has been for a while and nothing you do seems to improve your relationship, you may need to consider seeing a marriage and family therapist.

By Gary and Joy Lundberg
4 Ways to Keep Your Marriage in the Happiness Groove

Making your marriage happy and lasting needs to be at the top of every couples’ priority list. Everything else works better when your marriage is in a good place.

By Gary and Joy Lundberg
A Grinch Can’t steal Valentine’s Day

In my dating days I used to dread Valentine’s Day. So much hype. Too much drama. No thank you, I’ll pass. Then after marriage, though my Valentine was securely in my hands, I gave in to the drama.

By Margaret Anderson