Dr. Karen Sherman, co-author of “Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, and Make It Last” reveals key dimensions of a successful long-lasting marriage. She outlines the contrived behaviors on display during the courtship phase where we are putting our best foot forward. Most of us are not even aware or conscious of what we are doing – we are doing everything we can it keep the nascent relationship alive. And so we miss all of the signals. We miss the important issues of love compatibility.
Then as couples we tend to lose those wonderful feelings during the honeymoon phase – no wonder. Dr. Sherman outlines the role that love plays in our relationships and what it takes to build a strong foundation to make a relationship flourish and endure – in good times and in bad. Relationships seem get into trouble without the couple realizing it. How does this happen? What are the kinds of things a couple has to do in order to bring their relationship back to life, to create that spark again? If things are not good with your present partner, is it better to stay with that person and try to work things out? What is the best course of action? When does it makes sense to end a relationship? Dr Sherman, a licensed psychologist in New York who has been in private practice for 25 years and married for 35 years, answers these and other important relationship questions.
And at the end of the show, Donna Marie shares her weekly Just Say No to the Status Quo TM tip featuring ways to add spark to your relationship to keep love alive.