How to Resolve Conflicts (Part 2)
Conflicts of Faith
I've already mentioned my Conflicts of Faith Q&A columns in the Love Busters section of this summary. But this conflict is important enough to mention twice. So I direct you again to the columns I've posted on the subject of conflicts about beliefs. If your spouse believes
something different than you, can you, or should you, try to change those
columns on that subject are, "You Believe
What?" How to
Resolve Conflicts of Faith (Part 1) and "You Believe
What?" How to Resolve Conflicts of Faith (Part 2).
Retirement turns out to be more of a problem for some couples than they
anticipated. Instead of enjoying their opportunity to be together more
often, some find it
almost unbearable. Married Life After
set retired couples on a course that leads to a great retirement with increased love for each
Drug and Alcohol Addiction
If every couple followed the Policy of Joint Agreement, there would be very few
alcoholic spouses. Without that rule, alcohol and drugs can sure wreck a marriage.
What to Do with an Alcoholic Spouse is a column that
addresses this common conflict that has plagued marriages for thousands of years.
How to Keep Christmas from Ruining Your Marriage is a topic that can
be applied to all special occasions. The celebration of Christmas can be very hard on a
marriage because couples can forget that their feelings are more important than the
celebration. Again, the Policy of Joint Agreement
teaches couples how to celebrate in a way that builds their relationship, rather than
Other Marital Problems
Can One Spouse Save a Marriage
Negotiation assumes that two people are willing to resolve a conflict.
But in many
marriages, one spouse is not willing to negotiate, particularly when the
marriage is in
serious trouble. A commonly asked question is, how can one spouse negotiate
other spouse is not interested? I have posted two Q&A columns on the
subject: Can a Marriage Be Saved by One Spouse
(Part_1), and Can a Marriage Be Saved by One Spouse (Part
Emotional and Physical Disabilities
Emotional and physical disabilities can put a tremendous burden on a marriage.
In some cases, there's nothing that can be done to relieve the burden. In many other
cases, the burden can be eliminated entirely. What to Do with
an Emotionally or Physically Disabled Spouse is a Q&A column that addresses this
Depression is the most common emotional disability. We have all been depressed
once in a while. But there are some who have such a serious problem with depression that
it makes a happy marriage almost unreachable. Yet, with the right treatment
depression can be cured. What to Do with a Depressed
Spouse explains how to save a marriage by curing the depression.