Are You Marriage Material? - Stay Happily MarriedPlay episode Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunesDownload a transcript Sponsored by Rosen Law Firm

Do you have what it takes to handle the ups and downs of marriage?

Have you ever wondered if you were marriage material? Before walking down the aisle, wedding vows symbolize the epitome of romance. However, once you’ve said ‘I do’, the words”till death do us part” sounds more like a punishment than a reward. Marriage isn’t always a walk in the park – it’s hard. To make a marriage work it takes blood, sweat and tears; literally. How well are you able to navigate the winding road of marriage?

Earning his masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Sonoma State University, Mr. Geoffry Luce is the founder of Marriage Alliance Counseling in Durham, NC. Mr. Luce has completed internships in marriage and family counseling, as well as employee assistance and chemical dependency programs. Practicing in both Durham and Fayetteville, Mr. Luce is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina with extensive experience working with couples, families, adolescents, and individual adults. One of the key visions he has in life is to help others build strong, lasting marriages.

To find out more about Geoffry Luce and his practice, Marriage Alliance Counseling, you can visit their website or call (919) 923-8634 for an appointment.

Marriage and Money Matters - Stay Happily MarriedPlay episode Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunesDownload a transcript Sponsored by Rosen Law Firm

Are money issues the number one problem in your marriage?

Most people have had money issues at some point in their life. Whether it be from limited resources or trying to start a new business, we’ve all had to deal with the stress of financial adversities. Throw marriage into the mix and those adversities can become full blown obstacles as you and your spouse have to decide and agree on how to allocate your money. Financial planning can be one of the most difficult and stressful collaborations that a married couple has to work on. Do you have the tools and knowledge to get through the money issues in your marriage?

Earning his Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the McColl School of Business at Queens University, as well as maintaining his designation as a Certified Financial Planner, Mr. Ed Coambs is founder of Marriage and Money Matters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Coambs helps families, individuals, and financial professionals with a host of consulting services. His dream is that individuals, families, and couples will no longer say that money is their number one issue. Mr. Coambes hopes that all people could find peace with their personal resources and realize their significance lays far beyond their material resources.

To find out more about Mr. Ed Coambs and his practice, Marriage and Money Matters, you can visit their website or call (980) 275-1627 for an appointment.

Managing an Eating Disorder in a Marriage - Stay Happily MarriedPlay episode Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunesDownload a transcript Sponsored by Rosen Law Firm

Is your spouse’s eating disorder affecting your marriage?

As a society we are growing more aware of mental illness and the effects it can have on an individual and their loved ones. We now observe National Mental Health Awareness Month in May each year to recognize and bring awareness about mental health disorders and the effects it has on the people suffering with a disorder. Mental Health Awareness Month acknowledges disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder among many others. Now that we are aware of what mental health disorders are and how they affect an individual, we now have to discover just how the disorder can affect those people close to the individual suffering. Eating Disorder is among those disorders recognized in the National Mental Health Awareness Month. How can having an eating disorder affect a marriage?

Earning her Masters in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from the Phillips Graduate Institute, Ms. Deborah Klinger is founder of Deborah Klinger M.A., LMFT, PC in Durham, North Carolina. Ms. Klinger helps individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of issues. She has extensive experience in the field of eating disorders and has been certified as an Eating Disorders Specialist through the Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. Ms. Klinger is published in “Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.”

To find out more about Ms. Deborah Klinger and her practice, Deborah L Klinger, M.A., LMFT, PC, you can visit their website or call 919-990-1143 for an appointment.