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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

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

What About the Money, Honey?

By The NewlyWed Box Team on Mar 14, 2019 11:06:45 AM

Do you ever wonder at the end of the month where in the world your hard-earned money went? It’s like money is falling out of a hole in your wallet!

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Topics: Marriage, Newlyweds, Money

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

7 Unique Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day

By Caroline Shepard on Feb 5, 2019 11:17:08 AM

On any given Valentine’s Day, you’re guaranteed to find me and my fiancé at either one of our apartments: Neither one of us will have roses, stuffed animals, or heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, and both of us will be unprepared for a fancy dinner out.

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Topics: Marriage, Newlyweds, Subscription Box, Subscription, Holidays, couples, Fun, 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

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