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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. …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

Unfaithful partner ready to recomit

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. …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

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…


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