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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 …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

Read to learn communication tips that can benefit you and your partner

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 …Read the rest…

Read to learn more about the effects of sexual betrayal

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, …Read the rest…

Learn how avoiding conflict can become a relationship problem

How Avoiding Conflict Can Become a Real Relationship ...

We’re conditioned to see arguing as a very bad relationship sign. On top of that, many of us can have problems setting boundaries with a loved one. The most common negative side effect of these realities is avoiding conflict. This is not to say we should seek conflict. Rather, we must not ignore the underlying …Read the rest…

Use these home therapy resources

Relationship Workbooks: Home Therapy Resources

We found some helpful workbooks that are great for understanding how you create relationships with your family, partner, and others. These workbooks will help you think like a therapist to get at the root of how you create relationships. They can also assist in creating deeper bonds with the people you love: The Break Your …Read the rest…

Learn to have fair fight with your partner

How to Have a Fair Fight With an Unwilling Partner

Maintaining your composure during an argument requires a great deal of self-control. Especially an argument with an intimate partner. Since you’re reading this, you’ve likely made the effort to have a fair fight. That is, you’ve committed to surrendering your unhelpful fighting habits to adopt new communication skills. However, you may have discovered that, instead …Read the rest…

Make Your Space

Make your Space a Reflection of Your Love

After marriage, you go from leading somewhat separate lives, to coming together in a true union. Whether you already live together or will be moving in together for the first time, one way you will come together is through building a life in a new space. There are so many ways to personalize your space …Read the rest…

Expectations sabotaging your relationship

3 Ways Your Expectations May Be Sabotaging Your Relat...

Are you unconsciously sabotaging your relationship? Do you often find yourself back at square one fighting the same old fights with your partner? It could be that your expectations are sabotaging your relationship goals and creating this friction again and again. Your expectations have taken time to form. So long, in fact, that it’s possible …Read the rest…

Couple Fighting and Learning Conflict Management

8 Ways to Use Conflict Management and Keep Your Relat...

It’s not the absence of conflict that makes a relationship healthy, it’s the way you manage it. We shouldn’t view conflict as something that needs to be “fixed,” as it’s a normal part of any relationship. Instead, we should see it as a relational experience that needs to be handled appropriately. Allow your relationship to …Read the rest…

Relationship Dynamics: These Unhealthy Patterns May L...

With a near 50% divorce rate across the U.S., and in Houston, the chance of having a successful marriage is all too slim. Nobody, going into marriage thinks they’ll be part of that statistic; unfortunately, however, half of those couples are wrong. Divorce is common, but not inevitable. By changing the way you and your …Read the rest…

Is Affair Recovery Possible in Your Marriage: 5 Ways ...

The unbelievable has happened. Your spouse has been unfaithful. Amid the hurt, anger, and shame–the scalding emotions of betrayal– you wonder if recovery is possible. If you are the person who strayed and now regrets it, you wonder. Is it possible to rebuild your life together? Affair Recovery Affair recovery is immensely complicated, both for …Read the rest…


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