View disappointments in quarrels as curve balls, not as crises. If you really believe in yourself, you’ll know that you can handle curve balls. Make a decision to handle them.
If the only curve ball you’re thrown is having lost the argument, just remember: winning is for losers. In a relationship, you want your spouse to be happy. If he or she is happy, you’re happy. Let the other person winning the argument make you happy.
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The News Story – The hidden marriage penalty in Obamacare
While intending to provide universal healthcare coverage to all Americans, Obamacare may have unexpected penalties, making it harder for some to obtain health insurance. In particular, married couples at the middle and lower end of the income scale might have to pay more than their unmarried counterparts, when it comes to purchasing health insurance. Read more…
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I read 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other (Ave Maria Press), by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes.
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Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes
Ave Maria Press
Internationally known family and marriage scholar Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute joins forces with Franciscan University graduate, blogger, and mom Betsy Kerekes at to produce what’s essentially an examination of conscience for a spouse. Read more…
101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other by Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes
“God is God. You are not. Your spouse is not.” Any marriage would benefit from this opening truth. But keep reading. Ruth Institute founder Jennifer Morse partners with author, wife, and mother Betsy Kerekes to offer clear, informed, and encouraging suggestions to any Catholic wanting to nurture his or her marriage. Some should not surprise: “Expect limitations, imperfections, conflict.” Read more…
Extend yourself in an open-ended way, as in, “How can I help?” If you just blunder ahead and solve the problem, your spouse may feel you don’t respect his or her ability to solve it.
Plus, you’ll take away the satisfaction your spouse will receive from having solved the issue on his or her own. The self-confidence gained in a situation such as this may be a necessary tool in completing larger, more difficult tasks. Allow your spouse this opportunity to grow.
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