Raleigh, NC (PressExposure) June 01, 2008 -- Rosen Law Firmâs leading Divorce Coach, Jennifer Coleman, MS/ Ed.S. NCC, says since June is the most popular month for marriages, itâs also the most popular month for anniversaries. From her work at Rosen helping couples through their divorce, Coleman shares her insights on how to keep a marriage strong whether youâre celebrating your 5th anniversary or your 50th anniversary.
âIn any relationship you're going to have ups and downs with periods of boredom and passion and periods when you feel very close or a bit distant,â says Coleman, who is married with two young children and has a background in marriage and family counseling. âThese patterns are natural, but being aware of them and knowing when it's a good time to check in with your spouse is critical in any marriage, new or old.â
Coleman recently launched a podcast on Stay Happily Married.com, a Web site hosted by Rosen thatâs dedicated to providing couples who want to stay together with the resources they need to build a happy marriage. In her podcast she touches on issues that commonly cause problems in a relationship such as lack of communication. She advises couples to set common aspirations in the interest of the marriage instead of making personal goals. She also suggests couples draw out what steps can be taken to repair a relationship if one party is contemplating divorce.
âWhat being a divorce coach has taught me is you really need to be proactive in your marriage,â says Coleman. âThat means meeting with a marriage counselor once every six months or going on a weekend getaway together, but regardless, you need to take the initiative to keep the marriage healthy.â
Coleman admits the lessons sheâs learned from the mistakes of her clients at Rosen have even helped her avoid problems in her own marriage and says she is a lot more aware of how things are in her own relationship.
âAs you continue to grow in your marriage, you start taking for granted that your spouse will always be there no matter what,â says Coleman. âWhile this is a really nice place to be, you need to preserve and manage the relationship, because it takes work no matter how long youâve been together.â
To listen to Jennifer Colemanâs complete podcast, What I Learned About Marriage from Being a Divorce Coach, visit: http://www.stayhappilymarried.com