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Choose: either me or your parents

  This wife wrote us: I’m 35 years old, my husband is 39, and we dated for seven years and have been married for fourteen years. We also have twelve year old twins. If I had known my husband’s faults before marriage, I wouldn’t have married him. His family is constantly intruding in our relationship, [...]

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Camels, mosquitoes and choosing your battles

  Something that constantly shocks me is the habit that some people have of fighting about the most insignificant things in a relationship. Normally, these people easily swallow camels without breaking a sweat. One, two, five… the dromedaries are gulped down their throat, no problem; but, when a mosquito comes around, the skies close. I’ve [...]

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What I did so my husband would stop drinking

  We received this very interesting narrative from Leila, where she tells us her story: First of all, I would like to thank you for your insatiable dedication to helping families.  Unhappiness in the home is the thing that most derails someone’s life. Secondly, I came to give a testimony of what happened in my [...]

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My relationships don’t last longer than a year. Could there be a problem?

  It’s not a problem to try several relationships and give up when you notice it’s not what you’re looking for. Sometimes it’s all a part of the process of finding the right person. But if you feel this has become something normal, it can be a sign of a problem. Think about the reasons [...]

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The power of creating people

  In the same way that God created the world with words, we can create the people we want with words. This applies to every kind of relationship, especially in our love life. Whenever you compliment someone you will make them feel a great amount of joy. In the same way that God created beauty [...]

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What you can learn from a vacuum cleaner

  Allow me to make an observation of a law of nature which has a profound life lesson. According to the definitions that chemistry and physics give, “a vacuum is the absence of matter in a certain region of space.” When everything is removed from an area so literally nothing exists there, not even air, [...]

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Beating jealousy and insecurity

  Cynthia wrote us: I started a new relationship and I find myself often jealous. He has female friends in dating websites and he calls ex-girlfriends. I was cheated on once before and I feel he’ll do the same thing. I need to trust in him more, but I haven’t been able to. You need [...]

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Alone just doesn’t work!

  Someone made a comment after yesterday’s post which called my attention: “I try to do what you say in the book and in the programs, but when you’re the only one fighting and the other person doesn’t lift a finger, it’s hard!” So you just give up because it’s hard? Okay. One thing’s for [...]

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You’re even more beautiful in person

  “You’re even more beautiful in person!” You haven’t seen anything… You have to learn to see the beauty beyond your partner’s skin. Many people who meet my wife say, “You’re even more beautiful in person than on TV!” I know they’re referring to Cristiane’s physical beauty, besides her smile and graciousness. But they don’t [...]

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Why simplify if you can complicate?

I believe it’s more than proven, tested and understood that marriage is not easy. Getting married is easy; remaining married is not so easy. In some places, the rate of failure is 60%. So, I don’t have to argue my point. The numerous amount of divorces, and couples who remain unhappily married, confirm my thesis. [...]

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