Trust is a foundational, essential component of any healthy marriage. Over time, however, couples can begin to chip away at the trust they once held for one another when they decided to get married – whether through suspicious or closed off behavior, or simply because of lack of communication and a dwindling sense of connection

The story isn’t hard to imagine… One spouse works a demanding, high-paying job that requires lots of travel, lots of hotel stays, lots of meeting new people – while the other is back at home, likely dealing with household and family responsibilities, working a lower paying job (or not at all)… And all the while, they are growing further and further apart, the likelihood of an affair is multiplying, and neither of them knows how to address the problem.

Trust is hard to earn, but it’s even harder to earn back once it’s been betrayed. When an affair or other major violation of trust happens in a marriage, one of the most difficult things to navigate is how to rebuild that lost confidence. However difficult it may be, though, it’s not impossible! First, let’s

Happy marriages are built on many things, but one of the most important elements of any successful relationship is trust. Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of ways trust can be betrayed. Whether it’s something as damaging as an affair, or the accidental missing of dates and appointments, or just plain dishonesty about any part of the

While arguments in marriages aren’t terribly uncommon, most people do their best to avoid them. This is, of course, a good idea most of the time, but it makes all the difference in the world HOW you are going about avoiding butting heads with your spouse. Avoiding fights by taking each other into consideration, remaining

We all know the importance of intimacy in marriage – there is plenty of information out there about connecting both physically and emotionally, about how to build trust and communicate, about sharing your heart and soul with the one you love. Most of the time, though, this kind of advice deals with the heaviest and

Last week we covered the 6 common marriage mistakes women make. This week it's the men's turn... Of course, we all make mistakes but some are more avoidable than others. In fact, sometimes we don’t even know we’re making a mistake until someone points it out. In the spirit of letting you know what you

Mistakes are an inevitable part of life, and as easy as it is to look past the little things, ongoing mistakes in behavior can threaten the foundations of your marriage, and even lead to its collapse! Here are six common mistakes that women often make in their marriages:   1.    Unclear Expectations  One of the

Here's the next video in our blog series “Dr. Dana Answers Your Questions.” Today’s question is from John: “How do rebuild trust after it has been destroyed? Don't you have to have trust as the foundations to your marriage?” Please comment below the video to ask your own questions or just to let us know