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Relationship Issues? Stop Taking Your Partner for Gra...

In our experience, a lot of relationship issues are caused by partners taking each other for granted. No way! That couldn’t be you, right? But it might be. When you have a good thing going, you might get into a routine and develop patterns. Those certain behaviors become expected and then a few priorities become…

intimate relationship

How to Fight in an Intimate Relationship, Therapist...

You can’t have a relationship without arguments, we wish we could, but we cannot. So, we have to figure out how to fight in an intimate relationship because occasional disagreement is part of having any contact with another human being.  No matter how balanced and loving your relationship is, you won’t see eye to eye…

When Your Spouse Refuses to Get Help

When Your Spouse Refuses to Get Help

If your spouse is clearly struggling with a mental health disorder, things might be looking tough. Things could get even tougher if your spouse refuses to seek help for their condition. Treatment options are available, but if your spouse doesn’t want to take advantage of these options then you might find yourself in a bit…

Should You Leave Your Relationship

Leave Your Relationship? 10 Signs You Should

There comes a point when the doubt is just too much. You look around and question everything. Is this worth it? Should you leave your relationship? It’s a tough question. In most cases, relationships are started or entered on feelings of pure love and adoration. Yes, a honeymoon period passes, but even as you settle…

How to Recover From an Affair

Affair Recovery: Therapist Approved Strategies for He...

If you have googled “How to recover from an affair,” we’re sorry this day has come. Whether you are the one who strayed or not, it was a challenge for you to get here. Give yourself a moment to appreciate that. You’re one step farther on the journey to affair recovery. Now, let’s talk about…

effective communication

Strategies for Effective Communication in Relationshi...

Relationships can be hard, sure, but we often make them harder with relatively simple oversights. Jenet Dove, LPCA, gave a webinar called “Strategies for Effective Communication in Relationships”. It’s all about how couples can lose sight of each other and how the best way back is through effective communication. You can find the video of…

avoiding conflict

How Avoiding Conflict Can Become a Real Relationship ...

There are many myths surrounding marriage. One of the most insidious is that happy couples never fight. Conflict is inevitable and natural. Honestly, there is nothing wrong with disagreeing with your partner or your partner disagreeing with you. The key lies not in avoiding conflict but rather in developing healthy ways to resolve your differences.…

When to Seek Marriage Counseling, 7 Signs You Need It

If you are reading about when it’s time to seek marriage counseling, you are likely feeling pretty frustrated in your relationship. Do you have a hard time connecting with your partner? Are you stuck having the same arguments over and over again? Do you fear that you and your partner are more disconnected than ever? …

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…

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…

marriage counseling

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…

communication in relationships

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…

how to fix my marriage

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…


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