How to Fix Your Broken Marriage

How to Fix Your Broken Marriage

Mariam came to me in desperation. She was utterly broken, alone and miserable. She had been married to her husband for seven years and it felt like their marriage was over. They were constantly fighting over the smallest things, they had lost their intimacy and...
Planning a Wedding with Multiple Cultures

Planning a Wedding with Multiple Cultures

When I was getting married, my to-be-husband wasn’t supposed to see me for a week before our marriage. When I shared this with him, he looked at me with a puzzled look and said that’s not going to happen.  The world is getting smaller and marriages within different...
How DBT Saved My Marriage

How DBT Saved My Marriage

Last week I talked about my honeymoon. This week I want to share with you my first year of marriage. That was almost 9 years ago. In October 2010 we got married. I remember the first year I screamed at my husband, a blood curling scream that it felt like someone else...
I Wasn’t Always Happy

I Wasn’t Always Happy

When I look at my honeymoon pictures, I can see the frustration and sadness that I felt in our first few months of marriage.  My husband and I came from opposite ends of the worlds. He was raised in Iraq and I was mainly raised here in the US as a North American...