"Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys," writer and poet Alphonse de Lamartine once said. But is it true?
Many couples who have lost a child would not agree. Where does a couple begin? How can two grieving hearts find comfort in each other? Is divorce inevitable after a family crisis? Read on for thoughts on how to help your marriage survive, and even thrive, after the loss of a child.
Every marriage experiences ups and downs, but how do you know when the “downs” require counselling? Here are three scenarios in which we believe marriage counselling can be valuable:
Whether you like it or not, you’re being watched.
Your kids, those newly married, newly engaged or newly dating couples you know, and your single friends and family are watching how you and your spouse are doing in your marriage.
What should you say – and what should you not say – if you want to help your friend?
Question: When we got engaged, I thought my spouse could do no wrong. Now that we’re married, I’ve become aware that the person of my dreams actually has some very annoying habits. How do I deal with this situation? Is it possible to change your mate?