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The Question That Changed My Marriage

By Reggie Madison on Mar 28, 2019 1:02:51 PM

“You don’t really listen to me and my opinion doesn’t really matter. I mean, you’re just gonna do what you want to do anyway,” my wife would say, never looking me in the eye.

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Topics: Marriage, Communication

Can we talk about this later...?

By Reggie Madison on Mar 27, 2019 9:55:32 AM

I cannot tell you how many times my wife has been bothered by something I did or said that stayed on her mind all day long. Over and over it plays in her mind… “Why did he say that?”, “What was he thinking?”, “He made me feel like this…”, “What he did bothered me because…”, “He must’ve meant something different”, “How does this affect our children?”and on and on.

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Topics: Marriage, Newlyweds, Communication, Relationships

Held Hostage by Anger | 6 Steps to STOP an Argument

By Tamara Slocum on Mar 20, 2019 2:28:47 PM

There’s nothing worse than getting into the same argument, again and again and again. Amirite? The sheer repetition is enough to drive one MAD. And sadly, that tends to happen quite a bit in marriage. When we get really upset, we can go from zero to 60 in two seconds flat. We don’t want to fight. We don’t want to be angry. But WE ARE LIVID. And ya know what? We have every right to be! But.

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Topics: Marriage, Newlyweds, Communication, Conflict, Expectations, Relationships

Can You Hear Me Now?

By The NewlyWed Box Team on Mar 14, 2019 11:34:10 AM

How do you communicate? Are you soft-spoken or loud? Do you tend to shy away from conflict or embrace it wholeheartedly? Has anybody ever described you as sarcastic? When you are angry, are you more likely to fly off the handle or wait until you are calm to address the issue?

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Topics: Marriage, Newlyweds, Communication

How To Do Marriage Differently

By The NewlyWed Box Team on Mar 14, 2019 10:52:54 AM

What makes a marriage really work?

Is there any way to guarantee that love can last forever?

It has been said that those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Many people are in love with the idea of marriage. However, many couples fail to prepare for inevitable bumps in the road ahead. Some are just not ready to handle the tough times. So what's a Newlywed to do when marriage is just a bit harder than they thought it would be? 

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Topics: Marriage, Newlyweds, Subscription Box, Subscription, Communication, Tips, Expectations

For the Guys: Tips for Putting Your Wife First (Without Hurting Mom's Feelings...)

By The NewlyWed Box Team on Mar 7, 2019 9:41:41 AM

When you tie the knot, family relationships change. 

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Topics: Marriage, Newlyweds, Communication, Family

Help! We fight about money ALL THE TIME.

By Reggie Madison on Jan 28, 2019 12:13:39 PM

“Money, money, money. That’s all we seem to argue about.”

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Topics: Marriage, Newlyweds, Finance, Money, Communication, Conflict, Tips, couples, Challenges, values, Relationships

The 4 Communication Killers

By The NewlyWed Box Team on Jan 10, 2019 1:45:08 PM

According to Dr. John Gottman, the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" are hostile forms of communication that put couples at high risk for divorce when these patterns take up permanent residence in the relationship.

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Topics: Marriage, Newlyweds, Communication, Conflict, couples, Challenges, Expectations

3 Secrets to Prevent Cheating

By The NewlyWed Box Team on Jan 10, 2019 12:29:48 PM

Extramarital affairs have rocked many marriages, and unfortunately, you might think that cheating is inevitable in marriage. According to psychiatrist and author Dr. Scott Haltzman, however, that is just not true.

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Topics: Marriage, Newlyweds, Communication, Needs, Tips, sex, couples, Expectations

Sex: From Sparklers to Fireworks in the Bedroom

By The NewlyWed Box Team on Dec 20, 2018 9:10:04 AM

Let's talk about sex. According to marriage experts, there are probably more fireworks going on outside the bedroom than inside. Shocker, we know.

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Topics: Marriage, Newlyweds, Subscription Box, Communication, Needs, Tips, sex, couples, Fun

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