Welcome to the Tandem Marriage Blog…

If you aren't sure where to start reading on our blog, check out our START page here which lists some of our most popular articles as well as some of our most popular resources. Otherwise, please enjoy our blog, where we give some of our best advice and helpful tips and share all the marriage things we are thinking about. These articles are all intended to help you have a better and more fulfilling marriage.

PRO TIP: Read each article as a couple (about one per week) and use the article as a discussion starter between the two of you.


Buyer Beware, You Are Purchasing This Property "as-is"
by Brad Miller

Read that title again. We have all read or seen this cautionary statement before, which invites us to use our utmost discretion before proceeding. Maybe you have considered purchasing a new home. You are hoping to get a reasonable price on something and don't mind a house that needs a little love, then you see the phrase, "SOLD AS IS" which may stop you in your tracks. You wonder, "Am I stuck with this property forever, even if something is wrong with it?" It would certainly seem so…

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Is It Possible For You To Change? Do You Even Need To?
by Brad Miller

"My spouse is the one with most of the issues, and as soon as they get to work on fixing their issues, our marriage will be better." Honestly, if I had a dollar for every time a well-meaning husband or wife said something similar to the quote above, Tami and I would be writing from our million-dollar sailboat off the coast of Bali. But we do not get a dollar each time a well-meaning husband or wife believes in something so utterly self-defeating; instead, we simply…

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We All Have Issues, Yours Are Holding You Back
by Brad Miller

Imagine a marriage in which neither you nor your spouse has any real issues: there is nothing you need to work on individually or as a couple, there are none of those awkward “rough edges” in your marriage that remind you about the tension just beneath the surface, and you both agree on just about everything (with the rare exception being the color of the master bedroom). THAT marriage will never exist in your home, in your state, or on this planet. Never!

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Is Your Marriage Normal?
by Brad Miller

At one time or another, most married couples will ask the question, “Is our marriage normal?” This is a difficult question to answer since it depends on your definition of normal. We would suggest that a better question to ask would be, “Is my marriage healthy?” So, what does healthy mean when we are talking about marriage? A healthy marriage is one where both spouses contribute to the marriage, love and appreciate each other as well as maintain good boundaries that would…

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