Dear Crabby, Will my marriage last if we cheer for different teams?

Dear Crabby, My wife went to the University of Michigan and I went to Michigan State. Will our marriage suffer if we cheer against each other at sporting events? Sincerely, Sparty On Dear Sparty On, Well, I am guessing you are somewhat of a newlywed. Mostly because if you think you will always be on the same side on things, you have a lot to learn about marriage. It is not about what side you cheer for, it is about getting along in spite of who the other cheers for. However, I do … [Read more...]

Back to the Basics: Improving Communication in Your Family (Part 2 of 4)

Last time you heard from me, I discussed the importance of remembering the “golden rules” we learned as children but may have forgotten or taken for granted as adults.  This often leads to hurting families and poor communication.  Today I would like to pick up where I left off by introducing Rule # 2, which, again, seems very basic, but how well do we really execute it consistently? “Listen while others are speaking.”  I bet if I asked ten people to rate themselves on their listening skills, … [Read more...]