"Even if you should own a gold mine, you still have to dig." Linda: My friend Michael told me that his Bubbie (grandmother) shared this bit of wisdom with him about 50 years ago, and he has never forgotten it. His digging efforts have paid off in ways that he never could have imagined and Michael and his family have reaped the benefits. Michael knows that having the right answers isn't always enough. No matter how smart you may be, you still have to roll up your sleeves, get to work, and sometimes get sweaty and dirty in the process. Over the many years of doing marriage counseling and teaching workshops, I've seen a lot of couples quit on their relationships when the going got tough. Many of them were sitting on a goldmine, but they didn't realize it. They gave up their claim. They didn't know that if they had done some more digging, they would have hit pay dirt. Others were willing to put the sweat work in but didn't know exactly what to do, and they hadn't received good instruction. … [Read more...] about Going for the Real Gold!