Marriage

Learning to Listen

Learning to Listen

Glennon Doyle Melton. Do you know her? She’s an author, blogger, and speaker, and a few years ago, wrote honestly and openly about a problem in her marriage that almost split them up. She allowed readers to follow along as she and her husband worked to repair their relationship, and, in her words, worked to […]

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Ask Kimberly: My Partner Has a Low Sex-Drive

Ask Kimberly: My Partner Has a Low Sex-Drive

“Ask Kimberly” is a biweekly blog post series in which a reader question about relationships, parenting, and/or general mental health is answered. You can submit a question through the “Contact” form, on Facebook, or Twitter. Dear Kimberly, How do you handle a husband with a low sex drive? I’ve heard my whole life that men […]

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On Giving Permission

On Giving Permission

Considering that I’m a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, I think most people would assume that when a couple comes in for marriage counseling, I would advocate “working things out.” But here’s where I’m landing at this point in my life: I don’t believe people have to stay in an unhappy marriage. I have personal bias, no doubt, […]

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Do my children come before me?

Do my children come before me?

I remember sitting in my recliner, watching my stomach jump every couple of seconds as the baby growing inside me hiccuped. Beside me was a pile of parenting books that I poured over in the months before her arrival. “I’m going to do this right,” I swore to myself, and to her. “I’m going to […]

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The more I learn, the less I know.

The more I learn, the less I know.

“Before tearing your children’s lives apart, please consider counseling. My husband and I were at this cross-section in our lives 15 years ago. We muddled through and now, I can’t even begin to imagine not sharing this journey called life with anyone other than my best friend. Family is worth fighting for and working hard on. […]

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