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Noelle Nelson's Blog – August 2009 Archive (4)

He Cheated: Where’s the Silver Lining in That?!

You: Sobbing. “He cheated on me! I can’t believe he cheated on me!”



Your girlfriend: “Oh that’s horrible! You should leave him right away!”



Maybe. But maybe not. Through the big dark ugly cloud of infidelity, there may be a silver lining. . .



Affairs are often a cry for help, an acting out of the unhappiness or distress your man is feeling but hasn’t been able to talk about.



So before you pack your bags and storm out, see if you can sit down and talk… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on August 26, 2009 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Praise Your Spouse When He Doesn’t Praise You?! Yuck!

Him: Beaming. Brushing dirt off pants. “Got the whole lawn mowed!”



You: Gritting your teeth. Forcing a smile. “That’s nice, dear. Thank you.”



Like you ever get praise for the hundreds of tasks you perform every week. But you smile, even though it hurts (it does!).



Good girl! Praise, acknowledging your guy’s value, appreciating him, is the cornerstone of a good relationship. Now all you have to do is lose the resentment acid-refluxing your stomach every time… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on August 18, 2009 at 6:48pm — No Comments

How to Let the Mood Get You

Him: Kissing your neck. “Um, you smell good.”



You: Not in the mood. Letting yourself relax under his touch anyway.




Oh, you smart, caring woman, you. Recognizing that his needs are important too, and simply letting yourself relax . . . which more often than not will put you in the mood.



Nobody likes rejection, and a guy too often rejected in the love-making department will stop looking to you for that love. . .



Smart woman, you!



More… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on August 12, 2009 at 9:51pm — No Comments

How to Get The Magic Back into “Honey I’m Home!”

You: Reporting – “He’s home-couch-dinner-couch-TV-bed. Boring!”



Your girlfriends: Uproarious laughter. “What did you expect? Meaningful conversation?” More laughter.





Meaningful conversation. Outside of arguing about money or the kids? Yeah . . . That’s a challenging rabbit to pull out of the hat.



Worth a try, don’t ya think? So tap the hat lightly with your magician’s wand and pull out - (wait for it)



A smile to greet your mate when he (or you)… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on August 6, 2009 at 9:25pm — No Comments

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Episode 587: Loneliness Within Marriage

Even if you're in isolation with your spouse doesn't mean that you still can't be lonely. Dr. Karen Sherman joins to discuss how this is possible, what this means and how to address feeling lonely in marriage.





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