Entries by Jeff Forte

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 […]

Hidden Gems in Conflict Resolution

People can disagree and argue about almost anything, but there are only two real elements in conflicts: 1.  Who is more right? 2.  Who is more important? As you think about this for yourself and your partner, can you think of any other reason that your conflicts exist? It’s always going to be some version of […]

Will Valentine’s Day Ruin Your Relationship

What you may not know is that Valentine’s Day is the beginning of the end for many couples.   Here’s why: Many people evaluate the happiness and success of their marriages and romantic love-lives, based on whether or not their expectations for Valentine’s Day are met.   Valentine’s Day’s unmet expectations often turn into the final straw of […]

3 Reasons Your Marriage Isn’t Already Great

Not everyone is ready to hear the truth but here it is… If your marriage isn’t already great you’re making any of these 3 big mistakes: You don’t care enough.   When I work with couples I look for proof of deep caring. I look for actual evidence that people are willing to do whatever it takes to fix their […]

Where’s Your Proof of Love?

How do I know my wife loves me? Just because she says so…? Is that enough? What evidence in my life points to her loving me? And what keeps me in this relationship with her if she isn’t offering me substantial proof of her love for me? These are real questions. I want you to […]

5 Ways to End the Disappointment

Too many marriages are in crisis today. The number of client inquiries that I get about affairs and sexting continues to surprise me. Here are some easy things to do:  Get Access to Your Partner’s Phone I’ve talked about this before. If your partner is hesitant about giving you access I would take that as a […]

5 Real Reasons that Cause Couples to Separate

It’s easy to feel attracted to someone. But that doesn’t mean the relationship will last. When the feelings of connection start to diminish, the foundation of the relationship begins to crumble. Without an understanding of why that’s happening, or the right help, things are likely to get worse. Here are 5 Real Reasons Couples Separate: […]