Entries by Jeff Forte

THIS is the Truth About Marriage and Divorce

Any marriage can be turned around. Unless one of you doesn’t want that to happen.   There are only things that get in the way, and there are things that need to be learned.   Understanding what they are, and being willing to make the behavioral adjustments is all that’s ever needed.   Nothing else […]

No Marriage is a 50-50 Equal Partnership

Maybe you’ve been led to believe that a good marriage is a 50% – 50% partnership. It’s not true. In fact, no partnership is really ever 50%-50% I’ve been in several partnerships in my business career and worked to resolve dozens of business partner conflicts. Here’s what I experienced: • Someone is always doing a […]

Do You Really Care Enough?

Many couples go through the motions of caring for each other.   Do you care for your partner but give less than you used to?    It’s not that you’re neglecting each other, ti’s more of a superficial caring kind of thing. Plus your both really busy.,. Lots to do.   I see this often in couples I […]

The Marriage Myth; Being Loved is Not Enough

There is a deep longing we all share;  to matter. Who will we matter to? My wife says she loves me. That’s important. However…, To be recognized for what I bring into the relationship, To feel valued, To be acknowledged for what I give. To be given credit where due, And to feel appreciated, is […]

Maintaining the Passionless Marriage

Your desire for each other mutes or exaggerates most challenges.  You are the only one who can decide the level of love and intimacy that is fulfilling for you. 1st, Let’s understand that passion for your partner doesn’t have to naturally decline. I know this to be personally true after 19 years with my wife. […]

Why Good People Cheat

You know that both men and women are cheating at about the same rates today.  And you also know that secretive sexting and texting have become incredibly commonplace. Why? Think back to when you first fell in love, and remember the excitement and aliveness that you felt with your partner. They pre-occupied your thoughts, and […]

Cutting Through the BS of Unhappy Marriages

Unhappy marriages are common. It’s the pretending it’s not true that makes it stay that way.​​​​​​​ People do not destroy their marriages on purpose. No one wakes up and says, “Today’s the day I ruin my children’s happiness.” No one says, “I’m going to create lots of arguments and conflicts this week, or “I hope […]

Relationship Transforming Wisdom; Comfort vs. Cold

Want to turn your marriage around, or give it an uplifting boost? Think in terms of providing Comfort vs. Cold. You’ll really want to think about this, or you’ll miss out on one of the most relationship transforming things you can do. How you fail to interact with your partner is the very thing that […]

The Best Marriage Advice You’ll Get

The effort required really isn’t very much. It’s the energy that matches what you want that has to be exact. If I bring you love, if I bring you peace, if I’m grateful for what you’ve done and are doing, Will that help? If I’m empathetic to your concerns and opinions, if I value what […]