Category Archives: Jackie Dunagan

Contempt – Relationship Poison

Contempt – Relationship Poison

Dr. John Gottman has researched couples for over 40 years. One of the things that he is known for is being able to predict which couples would make it and which would fail with a 94% accuracy rate. Predicting individual behaviors and outcomes is tricky business with a very low accuracy rate. One would think…

Reducing Money Conflicts Between Couples

Reducing Money Conflicts Between Couples

Money is one of the most argued about topics for couples. This blog discusses some of the deeper meanings behind the money arguments and provides guidelines for helping couples face the money dragon and manage their finances as a team. Learn more in this guest blog post from one of our counselors, Jackie Dunagan, on…

What about the kids? Children and divorce.

What about the kids? Children and divorce.

If you have children and are either thinking about, going through, or have been through a divorce, you probably wonder about how your divorce may impact your children. Many people debate whether or not they should stay in a rocky relationship solely for the sake of the children. There are two important conclusions that several…

Couples in Crisis – Divorce: Making the Difficult Decision to Stay or Go

Couples in Crisis – Divorce: Making the Difficult Decision to Stay or Go

The decision to divorce is one of the most emotionally painful and difficult situations that married couples face. In most cases, the two individuals are not at the same place in the relationship and often do not agree which direction to take the relationship. Divorce can be a scary option for most individuals. There are…

Foster Friendship with Your Spouse

Foster Friendship with Your Spouse

While there are differing schools of thought as to whether your spouse can truly be your best friend, one thing is for certain…successful marriages are built on solid friendship. John Gottman, PhD, has studied both the masters and the disasters of relationships for more than 40 years. He figured that the masters build their relationships…

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