Self-esteem is a tricky topic. There are so many factors, both internal and external, that can affect how you feel about yourself, and those things can change seemingly on a dime… Improving self-esteem is just as complicated. It can involve a myriad of changes – the most important of which have to happen in your

If you’ve ever lived with an intense snorer, you know how trying it can be. If you’re married to one (or are one yourself), it can have more consequences than mere annoyance – in fact, it can put your whole relationship at risk! A little bit of snoring from time to time is to be

Stress… That powerful word that describes so many of the struggles we face each day. We all know the feeling: elevated heart rate, anxiety, tension – and we all know that it can come from many, many different sources. We get stressed out about our jobs, our finances, the ever-growing to do list… And of

Of all the things that can threaten marriages, unpredictability is one of the worst. It can come in many forms, from mental health problems to addiction, anger issues to basic dishonesty – but they all boil down to inconsistency and unpredictability. When you don’t know what to expect from day to day or moment to

It’s no secret that many Americans have a weight problem. I’m not pointing any fingers here, but the data doesn’t lie – the CDC reports that 35.7% of American adults are “obese.” And while there are plenty of health concerns related to weight (type 2 diabetes, heart disease, etc.), it can also have a serious

Let’s get real for a moment - changing bodies are just a part of getting older. It happens to each and every one of us, and there isn’t much we can do about it… And the harsh truth is that such changes are often harder on women, namely because of menopause - and the difficulties

Over the last several posts, we’ve been exploring common mental health issues that can cause direct problems in a marriage. We’ve looked at depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder, and in today’s final entry of the series, we’re looking at a mental illness that is less well-known, but no less troublesome for relationships. Often confused

In the previous entries of this series, we explored the common mental illnesses of depression and anxiety disorders. Today, we’ll look to another of the more common forms of mental illness: borderline personality disorder. This condition, also known as BPD, affects roughly 4 million adult Americans. Like other mental health problems, people can be affected

In the last part of our series, we addressed the symptoms, difficulties, and some of the potential treatments related to depression. Today, we’ll be tackling another extremely common form of mental illness: anxiety disorders. First, let’s get a working definition in place. Like depression, most people will experience occasional anxiety in their lives, but anxiety

One of the most common forms of illness across the world, more than 350 million people experience some form of a depressive disorder. Varying degrees of depression are the leading cause of disability worldwide, and many people go undiagnosed every single year. In fact, fewer than half of affected people ever receive treatment. Depression is