Having a great marriage isn’t a hard thing to do. Telling ourselves the truth is more difficult. And that’s what keeps people stuck in unhappy and unfulfilling marriages.
- You don’t how to have a happy marriage-
This was an unpleasant truth that I had to tell myself years ago. I really didn’t know what I was doing, even though I wanted to blame my wife for everything wrong in our marriage.
- Did I know how to prevent conflicts or resolve them peacefully? Nope!
- Did I know what to do to keep our chemistry and intimacy high? Thought I did, but not really.
- Did I know how to keep communication open and easy? Definitely not!
- Did I understand what she needed from me the most? Absolutely not.
- Did I know how to affair proof our marriage? Not a clue.
Who was going to teach me all of these things? My dad who left when I was 15? The couples counselor we went to who blamed me for everything wrong in the marriage, and suggested we get a divorce?
You may know there are over 50,000 traditional couples counselors in the US, yet over 2 million divorces each year. Many are not teaching people what works and what doesn’t very effectively.
- You and your partner look at life and marriage differently-
Another truth that I had to tell myself was that:
I didn’t understand women very well.
My wife and I had different rules for love. Different rules for what being married meant, and different needs.
We certainly didn’t see eye to eye on lots of issues. Did talking about her version and my version of events with a couples counselor help us?
No! It only caused us to feel more separate and bitter.
When I solved these 2 real marriage issues, our relationship went from unhappy to amazing.
In my opinion, most people don’t need couples counseling. They need to be educated on what works and what doesn’t, and why.
They need simple skills, tools and strategies to have happy marriages that lasts forever.
That’s what I teach.
Reach out to me here if you want to solve these issues for good. I’d like to help you do that.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot.
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – Dr. Seuss