Marriage Articles

On this page you will find a series of marriage articles I have written on building strong marriages and improving communication in relationships. These marriage articles are designed to be an easy read and to offer practical, worksheet exercises to help you apply the skills and principles.

You will also find links to articles by other authors.


Nathan Cobb

Articles by Nathan Cobb, Ph.D.


Top Three Tips for Handling Conflict
Nathan Cobb, Ph.D.

How to Overcome Resentment
Nathan Cobb, Ph.D.

How to Stop Arguing and Shift to More Productive Dialogue
Nathan Cobb, Ph.D.

How Can I Be A Better Listener?
Nathan Cobb, Ph.D.

Can My Marriage Be Saved?
Nathan Cobb, Ph.D.

How to Talk Productively About Your Differences Instead of Focusing on Your Deficiencies
Nathan Cobb, Ph.D.

Diffuse Couple Conflict with an Effective Time-Out
Nathan Cobb, Ph.D.

Couple Communication Tips
Nathan Cobb, Ph.D.

Fair Fighting Rules for Couples
Nathan Cobb, Ph.D.

Why Goodwill is Essential to Good Communication
Nathan Cobb, Ph.D.

Expand Your Perception: How to See the Goodness in Your Spouse (pdf)
Nathan Cobb, Ph.D.

How to Overcome Defensiveness (pdf)
Nathan Cobb, Ph.D.

Diane Gibson

Articles by Diane Gibson, MA, Registered Provisional Psychologist


Taking the First Step in Therapy
Diane Gibson, MA

How to Use Family Rituals As Your Family Ages
Diane Gibson, MA

Why Being a Victim Should Not be a Life Sentence
Diane Gibson, MA

Using Positive Self-Talk
Diane Gibson, MA


Shezlina Haji

articles by Shezlina Haji, MA, Registered Provisional Psychologist


Individuality: Finding "U" in Us
Shezlina Haji, MA


Links to Articles by Mort Fertel

A Surprising Solution to Your Marital Problems
Mort Fertel

How to Get Your Spouse to Change
Mort Fertel

How Do You Get Over Your Past
Mort Fertel

How to Forgive and Be Forgiven
Mort Fertel

How to Renew Your Marriage with One Decision
Mort Fertel

How to Know When to Call it Quits
Mort Fertel

Your Marriage and the Goose the Laid Golden Eggs
Mort Fertel

How Do You Know If You Married the Right Person
Mort Fertel

How Could Everything Change so Dramatically
Mort Fertel

How to Know if Your Marriage Will Survive
Mort Fertel

I Love You But I'm Not In Love With You
Mort Fertel

How to Get Your Spouse to Hear You
Mort Fertel

Articles by Marinus Begieneman, MSW, RSW

How to Handle Criticism From Your Spouse
Marinus Begieneman, MSW, RSW

How to Increase Your Happiness
Marinus Begieneman, MSW, RSW


Links to Articles by Other Authors

The Love Breakthrough
Brent J. Atkinson, Ph.D.

If you and your spouse find yourselves caught in repeated cycles of harsh criticism, defensiveness or withdrawal in your arguments, this is an important article to read. It tells the story of a couple, Grace and Adam, and their struggles. If you enjoyed this article, click here for a selection of other articles sponsored by The Couples Clinic.


Creating a Strong and Satisfying Marriage
Sharon J. Leigh & Janet A. Clark

This is a great summary article produced by University of Missouri Extension services. It is written for couples and outlines up-to-date research on the characteristics of strong and satisfying marriages. It offers useful suggestions for handling conflict and improving communication.


Can We Talk? Improving Couples' Communication
Deborah Humphries



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