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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

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

What To Do When You And Your Spouse Are Really Opposites

By John Daum on Jan 28, 2019 11:47:56 AM

Opposites attract. They really do! Then you get married and often opposites repel.

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Topics: Marriage, Newlyweds, Conflict, couples, Challenges, Expectations, FirstYear, Opposites

Our Honeymoon Sucked...

By Reggie Madison on Jan 28, 2019 11:43:49 AM

For many, the first week on the job is full of uncertainties, adjustments and even mistakes. Joining a new sports team or a band is certain to start off with some failed expectations, missed notes and assignments, too. I’ve worked at companies where the first week was awful, but my time there ended up being fulfilling, successful and beneficial for everyone involved. The first week of anything new can be hard!

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Topics: Marriage, Newlyweds, Conflict, Tips, couples, Challenges, Expectations, FirstYear, honeymoon

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

4 Ways to Have Difficult Conversations at the Holiday Dinner Table and Not Ruin Your Appetite

By The NewlyWed Box Team on Nov 14, 2018 4:07:35 PM

As you gather with friends or family, chances are good that at some point you will encounter people who don’t share your point of view about topics that you feel strongly about, such as politics, faith, raising children, immigration, or... you fill in the blank.

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Topics: Newlyweds, Conflict, Holidays, Fmaily

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