Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

September 30, 2016

You may have lived together for years hoping to be successful with marriage. In a recent best seller titled, Helen Chen’s Love Seminar, the author reveals that 85 percent of couples that date for a long time hoping to avoid making the wrong choice end up breaking up. T...

September 23, 2016

Parenting children is difficult, especially when parents have different forms of discipline. Parenting style is rarely talked about prior to marriage, and a couple that doesn’t experience conflict often can become distraught or frustrated when their partner has a compl...

September 19, 2016

The stress of everyday life takes a toll on your work, parenting skills, and relationships, especially the relationship with your partner. In a recent report, a marriage expert explained it’s not necessarily money or the in-laws causing conflict between couples. Rather...

September 12, 2016

Long before physical cheating happens within a marriage there are episodes of mindless, careless actions couples begin doing. These are not thought of as cheating, but they are a betrayal and when you’re the partner of someone who is engaged with one of the “casual for...

August 8, 2016

If you read wedding cards or log on to wedding sites it isn’t long before you’re drawn in with the “Happily ever after” rhetoric. Couples will talk at the wedding toast about the new couple and how they knew this girl or guy was special. All of these things are importa...

June 21, 2016

It’s inevitable that if you’ve been married or been with someone for more than a year you’re going to have arguments. Sometimes arguments help clear the air, and end with you feeling closer to each other. But then there are those arguments that go round and round, up a...

May 10, 2016

When you meet your special person it may feel as though the two of you are complete, and you are for a while. But marriage and relationships benefit from having friends. Friends give you support when you’re feeling isolated and their perspective helps you understand yo...

April 12, 2016

When talking to your friends about the key to a successful marriage, you may leave the conversation feeling overwhelmed and stressed, more convinced it’s sex, time spent or financial security that holds happy couples together. These issues are important and the couples...

March 29, 2016

Sex is everywhere. It’s on your phone, TV, radio, and almost every reality network has at least one series featuring sex. The majority of couples in a sexless marriage don’t talk about their sex life to anyone. It’s a taboo topic especially if you’re happy in your rela...

February 9, 2016

Valentine’s Day is dreaded for many guys who try to please their lady with chocolate, flowers or gifts. No matter what you get her, she doesn’t seem completely satisfied, and she’s probably not. That’s due to many things, but the number one thing is what she really wan...

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