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benefits of marriage counseling

What are the Benefits of Marriage Counseling?

Many people think that your relationship has to be at its breaking point before you should get counseling. “Things must be horrible if you are seeing a therapist.” Please don’t believe that lie. No matter where you are in your relationship, you, too, can reap the benefits of marriage counseling. It’s true. If you are…

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Before Getting Marriage Counseling, 9 Questions to As...

At some point in your relationship, you are likely to seek marriage counseling. And if the idea shocks you, don’t be alarmed. Sure, you may be looking for help due to trust issues, lack of connection, or repeating arguments that seem never-ending. But it’s just as likely that you and your partner may want to…

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Marriage Counseling: What It Is & Why You Need I...

Do you think you’re at a point where you and your partner need marriage counseling? Have arguments, misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and anger come to define your time together? Has infidelity or other stressors affected your relationship? Perhaps you are just feeling disconnected from your partner? Being open to seeking counseling is a vital sign that…

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How to Identify & Express Needs to Revive Commun...

The need for love is embedded in the very fabric of your being. Your brain actually pursues romantic love with long-term intentions. The chemicals released through romantic feelings place you in a calm state, give you a sense of security, and even reduce anxiety and stress. Being in love is good for your physical and…

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How To Fix Your Marriage: 11 Strategies To Heal Your ...

Unless you’re a recluse, your life will include relationships with other people, from your parents to your significant other, children, friends, co-workers, and much more. Our relationships have incredible impacts on our everyday life.  Naturally, relationship problems happen. We are human, after all. We’re individuals with our own personalities and quirks, and keeping interpersonal connections…

How stress in your relationship can affect your mental, emotional, and sexual health

How Stress in Your Relationship Can Affect Your Overa...

No matter how great your relationship is with your partner, sometimes they can cause a great deal of stress in your life. Whether it’s because of an argument or something less significant, no relationship is exempt from experiencing occasional issues. The strain your partner can create may not even be intentional, as it’s common for…

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Effective Communication & Active Listening Skill...

Effective communication means, “Just say what you mean!” Sounds simple, right? But effective communication is far from simple. All too often, we try to communicate one thing, but the other person hears a completely different thing. It can be frustrating and counterproductive. Effective communication is a learned skill. It takes time and effort, but it’s…

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How to Navigate Social Connections During COVID-19

Humans are social creatures, and we thrive on face-to-face contact. In the last few months, though, we’ve had to severely cut down on social activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity of social distancing. Still, our need for social connection remains strong. So how can you stay connected during the pandemic? How can…

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How to Set Healthy Relationship Boundaries

Do you have a hard time standing up for yourself? Do you agree to things you don’t want to do? Do you take things personally that might not be personal? You may benefit from learning how to set personal boundaries in relationships. Learning how to set healthy relationship boundaries can also help you increase your self-esteem…

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Couples Coping Strategies While Living and Working at...

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced couples and families to work, go to school, and entertain themselves all at home. This comes with a lot of different challenges for couples. I reached out to one of our couples and family therapists, Greta Bellinger on strategies for couples while living and working together. Watch the video below…

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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…


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