How Mature is your Value System? (and how your values might be ruining your relationship)

Do you feel stuck in your marriage? Do you feel like you can’t get along with each other? Do you feel like your partner doesn’t respect you?  Normally, when we feel these things in marriage we think what we need is a better CONNECTION to each other. And sometimes that is true. But often times, the root of the problem boils down to a lack of emotional maturity in one or both partners. And since you can only control YOUR emotional maturity, we’re going to focus on that. Specifically today we’re going to be talking all about values. This month… Read More

What is a Clear Sense of Self and Why We Should Care?

How well do you know yourself? What are your core values and beliefs? How do you deal with criticism and failure? How well do you know your strengths and weaknesses? What does your ideal self look like? How close are you to becoming that person? Welcome lab mates to the YEAR OF THE SELF! If you’ll remember from this post, we’re devoting the entire year here at Marriage Laboratory to self-improvement, because truly the FOUNDATION of a strong, healthy marriage requires emotionally maturity (which starts with a clear sense of self). This month’s posts will all be devoted to the… Read More