My marriage failed because I didn't treat my wife as well as I treated my customers

Customer service is for your spouse, too! I take full responsibility for the shitty way I treated my wife, regardless of how she treated me. I definitely would have never reacted to my customers the way I yelled and screamed at my wife. I was always much more careful in how I reacted toward my … Read more

Toastmasters International Speech Contest 2011 – Life Coach Reid Walley – 2nd Place Winner

Title: “One Smile Per Argument” Contest level: Area Club: Capital City Toastmasters #142, Sacramento, CA – District 39, Area 51 Contest location: Sutter Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA Date: Mar 24, 2011

What Does It Take To Have A Successful Relationship?

With all the effort that we put into a college degree – 2 yrs, 4 yrs, 8 yrs, 12 yrs of dedication – what makes us think that we are qualified… truly qualified… to be married? I thought because I was in love and had watched my parents argue that I was qualified to be … Read more

50% Divorce Rate! What, we can't read 3 books to have a successful marriage?

Four-year college degree = studying, quizzes, tests, mid-terms and finals! Successful marriage = where the hell do people go to get a degree in “successful marriage”? When does anybody ever spend the time studying, taking quizzes, tests, mid-terms and finals for a successful marriage? All this effort spent on getting a degree (a career) and America … Read more

Personal life coach – Secret to happy marriage (50th wedding anniversary)

Life Coaching: I attended John & Elizabeth Howe’s 50th Wedding Anniversary on December 29, 2007. I mentioned to Elizabeth that I figured their secret to being happily married for 50 years was due to them actually “liking” each other at least 51% of the time. “Oh no,” she corrected me, “it’s at least 75% of … Read more

Life Coach – Too in love for a successful marriage?

Sometimes we’re too in love with our spouse to like them! Heavy-duty being-in-love can bring out our ugly side – jealously and insecurity. This evening I was asked why my marriage didn’t work out. “I was too in love to like my wife,” I said. “I was too jealous and insecure and I didn’t know … Read more