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Has Porn Ruined Your Relationship? What Can You Do

It doesn’t matter if it only happens on occasion, or if you (or your partner) find yourself flipping open your laptop each day to do it: Porn can seriously damage a loving connection. Are you wrestling with the fear that porn ruined your relationship? You aren’t alone. The pornography industry is a giant. It spans…

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Think Your Spouse is Cheating? 5 Signs Your Suspicion...

No one wants to think about their spouse cheating. Of course, assuming infidelity can do more harm than good. Cheating is one of the biggest trust-breakers in a marriage, and often a reason relationships end.  But, it’s also not fair to accuse your spouse of cheating when they’re not. Thankfully, there are some common signs…

Broken Trust: What to Do When You Discover an Affair

It sounds like a worst-case scenario and something that happens to other people. But studies show that about one-fourth of men and 14 percent of women have cheated on their significant other. The numbers are probably higher because, of course, not everyone owns up or gets caught. Long story short: You may eventually be betrayed…

Use these relationships lessons to help after an affair

5 Relationship Lessons to Learn After an Affair

Some lessons are more painful to learn than others. When betrayal is at the root, the pain is particularly deep. What are we to do if we’ve been cheated on? At first, of course, some rather extreme options may appear tempting. With a little time and perspective, however, we are left with some stark realities.…

Learn ways your sex life and mental health are connected.

4 Ways Your Sex Life Can Improve Your Mental Health

It’s no secret that sex is a critical component of relationships. In fact, studies show the average couple has sex about 54 times a year, or about once a week. Regular, enjoyable intimacy has the potential to bring you and your partner closer together both physically and emotionally. While intimacy and pleasure feel exhilarating in…

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6 Signs Your Unfaithful Partner is Really Ready to Re...

Trust is hard to earn yet so easy to lose. In the case of infidelity, trust can be shattered in a heartbeat. This situation has doomed many a relationship. Conversely, it is most definitely not an automatic death knell. Tears will be shed. Angry words will be yelled. Ultimatums, threats, and doubts will run rampant.…

Try these tips to help after infidelity.

From Infidelity to Intimacy? What It Takes to Be Clos...

The initial response to infidelity is often some blend of shock, anger, shame, guilt, and resentment. At some point, however, a concrete decision is made. Will the couple break-up or stay together? For those who choose to try again, it can be a long, bumpy road back to intimacy. In fact, there are more than…

Are Your Kids Feeling the Fallout of Your Marital Arg...

Being a parent is like navigating a 24/7 maze. Everything you say and do has the potential to impact your children. This impact, of course, can be positive or negative. When it comes to martial arguments, the fallout is all negative. The goal is to never argue with your spouse. That’s impossible. Rather, it’s absolutely…

Use these 3 tips to help end unresolved arguments

Unresolved Arguments: 3 Keys to Get to the Bottom of ...

You are having the same argument again. You know the one. It’s about that thing you and your partner constantly fight about. You argue. You debate. Maybe you scream, cry, and yell. However, it never gets resolved. Somehow, you stop arguing temporarily. You go back to normal life. Then, one day, the same old argument…

Here are some tips when you are ready to break up

Ready to Break Up? Here’s How to Do it Well

Are you ready to break up with your partner? Breaking up is hard to do — except when it isn’t. For too many of us, break-ups mean ugliness. They mean posts and memes about crazy exes. Even if we’re ready to break up, we may not be ready for the break-up blueprint. This means we…

Use these tips to help increase connection in your relationship.

Increase Connection & Ways You Can Get Your Spou...

On one hand, there are the many expectations we have about marriage. On the other hand, there’s reality. In the early days of most relationships, it can feel like smooth sailing. We’re on the same wavelength and feel as if we could stay up all night talking. We may even finish each other’s sentence. But…

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Anger is Not an Aphrodisiac…But This Batch of C...

Are Anger and Poor Communication Hurting Your Love Life? All healthy couples argue from time to time. But when anger gets in the way of communication, your relationship suffers. Couples counseling involves learning to communicate better to deal with anger and strengthen your relationship. This batch of communication tips will help you keep a loving…

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Effects of Sexual Betrayal: Are You Experiencing PTSD...

You’ve found out about your partner’s sexual betrayal. And, of course, you are crushed. However, you also begin to notice other symptoms that don’t readily seem to connect to the betrayal. Feeling persistently on edge, lashing out, mood swings, and trouble sleeping is plaguing you recently. Believe it or not, these effects of sexual betrayal,…


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