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Attraction

A Gift We Give Our Partner is What We Don’t Say

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Linda: Exemplary couples give each other the gift of clearing. Clearing is a term that describes the process of coming to terms with our own anger without ever speaking to the other person. It is an inside job. There are several methods that we can...
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Commitment

Marriage and Happiness

“The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions, the soon forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a gentle word, a heartfelt compliment.” ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  
Linda: A good marriage is one of the life-factors most...
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Attraction

Advice From Happy Couples Part 1

For those of you who haven't yet had the pleasure of reading our book, Secrets of Great Marriages, this is a kind of Cliff Notes version. My husband Charlie and I interviewed 50 happy couples and chatted informally with many more. Our goal was to come up with practical advice that might aid others in maintaining long-term, loving unions. While this is by no means a substitute for the real deal, but will give you the condensed version of the book's...
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