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Discover the Simple and Profound Secrets for Real Marriage Success!

You’re a busy, ambitious woman, chasing your dreams with everything you have. You always wanted a successful career, a happy home, and a husband who wants you more than anything.

Now you find yourself in a place where you’re wondering whether it was a mistake to marry him.

DON’T GIVE UP! Modern marriage is challenging and requires a very specific approach to make it successful.

Strong Women, Strong Love shows you the quickest, most efficient path to creating the marriage you really want.

By staying focused on what actually works,  you CAN build the relationship of your dreams, without wasting your precious time.

psharmaHello, I’m Dr. Poonam Sharma. As a psychologist practicing for over 20 years, it breaks my heart to watch strong, capable women like you struggling with one of the most important relationships of your life. At Strong Women, Strong Love, my goal is to walk you through the 5 KEY MOVES that keep the love and passion alive in your marriage.

I know how incredibly busy you are, so I’ve done all the hard work for you. There’s no need for guesswork. Top relationship experts have already discovered the essential keys to building the strong and happy relationship you desire. I have been trained by the leading marriage experts in the world, like John Gottman, Sue Johnson, Esther Perel, Terry Real, Janis Abram Spring, Michele Weiner-Davis and Harville Hendrix. I want you to have access to what these professionals know about making marriage work. This was the motivation behind writing my award-winning book, Strong Women, Strong Love: The Missing Manual for the Modern Marriage.

You deserve a relationship where you feel cherished, appreciated and fully supported by your husband. Let me show you how!

Why You Should Diversify Your Relationship Portfolio

You probably know about the importance of diversifying when it comes to your finances. You understand, for example, that it’s unwise to have all of your money invested in the stock of one company.

But diversification is also important to keep in mind for your marriage. I was reminded of this truth while listening to a recent NPR Hidden Brain segment with Shankar Vedantam. He spoke with Eli Finkel, a social psychologist at Northwestern University, about how our rising expectations of marriage can create problems in our relationships.

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10 Essential Truths About Apologies in Marriage

In my last post, I talked about the importance of repair in your relationship. All couples go through conflicts, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings, and it’s very important to resolve them.

One of the tools you need in your relationship repair kit is the ability to give and accept an apology. Apologies are so important that renowned psychologist and relationship expert Harriet Lerner devoted an entire book to the subject: Why Won’t You Apologize? Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts. This book is required reading for strengthening your marriage, not to mention all the other relationships in your life.

Adapted from Lerner’s work, here are 10 essential things you should know about apologies:

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Why Your Marriage Needs Regular Repairs

All relationships are different. But I can tell you one thing for certain about yours: Both you and your husband have messed up at one time or another. And both of you will again.

That doesn’t mean your marriage is bad. It just means that you are two human beings in a relationship. The important thing is what happens next.

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