13 Things Your Marriage Counselor Won’t Tell You.

first_img1) I love couples who fight in the waiting room. At least they still care about each other. If one or both of you seem indifferent, my job is a lot harder.2) When you say your feelings “just aren’t there anymore,” I know you’re probably cheating.3) Sometimes I’ll tell a couple “no sex until the next session. Don’t touch each other, period.” What I’m really hoping is that they’ll fail and feel a sense of unity from their mutual rebellion.4) It may make you feel better to talk about your marriage issues with a good friend, but it will just make things worse. Never talk to outsiders about things in your marriage that you haven’t already talked about with your spouse.5) I’m not going to tell a couple that I have no idea why they’re together. But take the hint if I say something like “You both have to make a decision about whether this is going to work long term.”6) What do I wish I could say? “Grow up!” “Stop whining!” “Get a life!” When I feel this way, I know I need a vacation.7) Don’t try to convince me you’re the good one. In most marriages, there isn’t a good one.8) Yes, you should go to bed angry. If you try to resolve everything before you hit the sack, you’ll both be sleep-deprived and cranky the next day. Instead, get a good night’s sleep and talk once you’re rested.9) Three signs that a couple is not going to succeed: name-calling, finger-pointing, and when one or both partners fail to accept even the tiniest bit of responsibility for the situation.10) Sometimes two people love each other but have such different styles of living that I recommend they live together in a duplex. It sounds strange, but it works for some people.11) I’ve seen couples I thought didn’t stand a chance end up staying together. Often it’s because they’re both willing to try. But sometimes it’s just that they are too dysfunctional to leave each other.12) The big thing most women don’t understand: Men are not mind readers. If you don’t tell him how you feel, he’s not going to know. The big thing most men don’t understand: If you hardly acknowledge your wife all day, she’s not going to want to get intimate with you at night.13) If I ask you how long you’ve had problems and your answer is “ten years,” you’re not going to change things in ten minutes or ten sessions.Sources: Jeff Palitz, a marriage and family therapist in Chula Vista, California; Susan Fletcher, PhD, a psychologist in Dallas; Tina B. Tessina, PhD, a psychotherapist in Long Beach, California; Nancy Mramor, PhD, in Pittsburgh; Karen Sherman, PhD, in New York; Lawrence J. Levy, PsyD, a licensedpsychologist in Boca Raton, Florida; Meghan L. Reitz, LCPC, NCC, in Schaumburg, Illinois; and a marriage counselor in Pennsylvania.By Michelle CrouchSource: Reader’s Digest Magazine Share Tweet Share 55 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share LifestyleRelationships 13 Things Your Marriage Counselor Won’t Tell You. by: – July 11, 2011last_img read more

Batesville students tour Indiana Statehouse

first_imgPictured from left: Adam Flannery, Noah Roberts, Landon Schwering, Alissa Cook, Emily Addison, Skyler Heid, Eric Scoggins and RowlettIndianapolis, In. — A group of Batesville High School students toured the Indiana Statehouse last week courtesy of District 42 Republican state senator Jean Leising. The students from Traci Rowlett’s class visited and learned about the State Senate, House of Representatives and Supreme Court.last_img

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: Our defence must improve

first_img The Reds prevailed 5-4, courtesy of Adam Lallana’s last-gasp strike, after their dreadful defending was eclipsed by Norwich’s. Klopp believes his side’s defending was improved, yet still they were susceptible and were 2-1 down at half-time when the German told his players to go for broke. “We played not always good. But 70, 80 per cent of the game we played football and that’s what you have to do. “For me (the win felt like a turning point). For me it’s too easy – I feel nearly everything is a turning point.” Klopp lamented his side’s defensive failings, comparing them unfavourably to his own undistinguished playing career with Mainz. “It’s really frustrating. It’s not something I like to make jokes about, our defence,” Klopp added. “I was an under-average player, but if I was good at something it was defending set-plays. It’s not that difficult. “Now you saw it’s like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Everybody’s talking about it, we’re thinking about it. “We know how to defend. We have to do it now.” Liverpool’s attacking play has been criticised, but now they have scored three times against Arsenal and Exeter and five against Norwich in the last four matches. The goal which pleased Klopp most was Jordan Henderson’s, when the captain was found after Nathaniel Clyne and Roberto Firmino combined down the right. “We had this season 350 times a player in exactly this position, but we didn’t play the pass,” Klopp added. “We played the pass and in this moment I was happier and happier (still) when the ball was in the goal.” Firmino scored twice despite pre-match criticism from Michael Owen, who deems the Brazilian not to be a striker. Klopp says strikers come in different shapes and sizes and that Firmino justified his selection ahead of Christian Benteke. “He (Firmino) can play and score goals and he is for us a good option to play with,” Klopp added. Norwich boss Alex Neil rued the way the match turned and his side shot themselves in the foot. “If we were talking after 65 minutes nobody would be talking about lifting spirits, you’d be talking about how well we played,” the Scot said. “That’s just the fine lines at this level. What we’ve got to do is get that 65-minute performance for 90 minutes.” The defensive failings are troubling Neil, who has vowed to make changes. “Certainly after that, there’s no question there’ll be places up for grabs,” he said. “We’ve been doing it all season. I’ve looked at the goals – they’re basic, simple goals. “It’s not as if it’s anything special or somebody’s dribbled past three, four players and put one in the top corner. “It’s basics: tuck yourself round, defend your box, win your header, match your runner. It really is that simple. “It’s fundamentals that we’re doing wrong. How do you stop somebody giving a short back-pass to somebody? How do you stop somebody maybe not tracking a runner? It’s difficult.” Press Association Jurgen Klopp told his Liverpool players to go out and score one more than Norwich in Saturday’s nine-goal thriller at Carrow Road. “We were really angry with ourselves at half-time,” Klopp said. “‘Come on, do what you want, but if you lose today, we’re flying flags (at half mast). Go and do what you can and if they get another two, then it is, but try everything’.” Liverpool conceded another, before rallying to go 4-3 up. Then Sebastien Bassong equalised in stoppage time before Lallana’s even later goal. Klopp, whose glasses broke in celebrating the winner, refused to look too far ahead, with a place at Wembley at stake against Stoke in Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg. “It’s a long way for us. We cannot see where (the season) will end, especially without glasses,” Klopp added. “I’m not sure we would’ve scored five, if we didn’t concede four. It’s football, spectacular. “When I saw how they played after the third goal, that was really good football, really good. With everything. last_img read more

Trusted Hand! GVC & MGM confirm Adam Greenblatt as US joint-venture CEO

first_img Submit FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Adam Greenblatt – GVC-MGMIssuing a combined corporate communication, US market strategic partners GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts have confirmed the appointment of Adam Greenblatt as US joint-venture Chief Executive of ‘MGM GVC Interactive LLC’Noted as a key stakeholder in the creation of the MGM-GVC Interactive strategic property, Greenblatt has been promoted to the executive leadership position having formerly served as Director of Corporate Development & Strategy for GVC Holdings Plc.Moving forward, Greenblatt will be tasked with leading MGM-GVC Interactive’s founding enterprise strategy, planning and execution, as the FTSE and Nasdaq firms seek to establish US gambling’s leading sports betting and interactive gaming proposition.This afternoon, GVC Group Chief Executive Kenneth Alexander and Jim Murren CEO & President of MGM Resorts issued the following joint-statement confirming the appointment of Greenblatt as JV leader.“We are pleased to appoint Adam as CEO of the joint venture, who will bring his in-depth knowledge and expertise in on-line gaming and sports betting from both sides of the Atlantic. His determination, experience and vision are exactly what we need to establish a prime position in the rapidly evolving U.S. gaming market.”Updating investors,  GVC and MGM governances’ point to Greenblatt’s extensive experience and knowledge in developing and delivering effective multi-level industry partnerships, formed during his tenure as a Ladbrokes legacy executive.Greenblatt’s proven track record has seen him lead ‘defining industry transactions’, including Ladbrokes strategic partnership with Playtech Plc, the acquisition which formed  Ladbrokes Australia and acting as a key executive stakeholder in the successful post-merger projects/developments between Gala Coral and Ladbrokes undertaken during 2016/2017.Adam Greenblatt commented on taking leadership of GVC-MGM: “I am delighted to have been chosen to lead MGM GVC Interactive at this historic time for the US sports betting and gaming sector. With the combined brands, technology and market access of our two parent companies, I am determined to make it the most dynamic and successful player in the industry.”last_img read more