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No, They’re Not “Just Friends.” They’re Having an Affair.

No, They're Not "Just Friends." They're Having an Affair | debramacleod.com

So, I’m just wondering… whatever happened to trusting one’s own gut? Is it unfashionable to do so? Politically incorrect? Fattening? There must be a reason that...Read More

Is A “Partner Predator” Circling Your Spouse?

You’re having a nice coffee date with your wife when her phone chimes with a new text.  She reads it, giggles, and starts texting this other person back.  You know who it...Read More

Does your spouse’s affair or friendship have you in panic mode? Think smart!

Marriage problems are bad enough; however, when one spouse feels like they’re in it alone – perhaps their partner is involved with another person or overly self-involved –...Read More

Fair, but Aware – The Marriage-Saving Approach You Need to Know About

After I graduated from law school, I thought I had all the answers. I was trained to be an adversarial thinker – I mean, just think of any legal case. So-and-So “versus”...Read More

How Opposite-Sex Friendships Can Destroy Your Marriage

How Opposite-Sex Friendships Can Destroy Your Marriage | Debra Macleod

While there are a lot of ways to screw up a marriage, spouses who have close opposite-sex friendships are toying with one of the riskiest and most short-sighted behaviors that...Read More

Affairs in the Digital Age – “Is it okay to look at my spouse’s phone?”

“Is it okay to look at my spouse’s phone?”  Not only is that a loaded question, it’s an oversimplified one.  The answer depends on many things, including a couple’s...Read More

The Minimalist Marriage: Read an Excerpt

Read the introduction and an excerpt from The Minimalist Marriage: How to Have Less Drama and More Happiness in Your Relationship Buy now on Amazon WELCOME In case you haven’t...Read More

19 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Healthy During the Covid-19 Crisis

There is an old saying: “Home is where you act the worst, but are treated the best.” Well, if you’re acting your worst at home right now – and if you’re isolating or...Read More

Are You a Helicopter Spouse?

I like to think I’m a fairly easy person to live with.  But like anybody, I can slip into bad habits.  It happened the other night.  I was trying to finish some client files...Read More

Do You Need to Forgive Your Spouse For Having An Affair?

Do you need to forgive your spouse for having an affair?

I’ll let you in on a little secret.  Couples who are struggling to overcome infidelity can be a challenge for practitioners to work with.  They are intensely emotional.  They...Read More