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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…

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…

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…

There’s Always Hope: Take These Steps to Fix Your Broken Marriage

There’s Always Hope: Take These Steps to Fix Your B...

You and your spouse are fighting all the time. It’s hard to remember what you ever loved about them. You feel frustrated, hopeless, and angry. Your broken marriage has brought you to such a point of desperation that you wonder if divorce is the only way out. Take heart and have hope, because it’s not…

Do You Need Marriage Help- Check Out These 7 Benefits of Couples Therapy

Do You Need Marriage Help? Check Out These 7 Benefits...

For one reason or another, there seems to be a stigma attached to “marriage counseling.” In many people’s minds, you only go to couples’ therapy when something is utterly wrong in your marriage—constant fighting, problems with the children, an affair, or possible divorce. Counseling gets looked upon as a last resort. Yet, that is such…

relationship fun

Enjoy Some Relationship Fun: Have an “I Love You”...

Some time back, in an article on relationship counseling, it was suggested that a regular date night helps keep your relationship fun and close. Initially, you may have embraced that idea wholeheartedly. But lately, you might be thinking that, while you tremendously enjoy spending time with your partner, doing basically the same things over and over…

spouse scolds like a parent

What to Do When Your Spouse Scolds You Like a Parent ...

Few things are as humiliating as when your spouse scolds you like a parent would scold a little child. It’s demeaning when your boss criticizes you in an unkind way, but it’s crushing when this sort of treatment comes from the person you love and cherish. Of course, conflict is part of any relationship. At times,…

couple being intimate in a field

Marriage Counseling: How to Cope When You and Your Pa...

In a perfect world, every couple would be equally matched in their desires. Unfortunately, many couples are out of sync in one or more important ways, no matter how much they love each other. Sex is one of the most common reasons couples argue or get divorced. Fortunately, your relationship doesn’t have to suffer if you and…

happy couple after premarital counseling

Let Premarital Counseling Help You Build a Strong Fou...

Marriage can be an intimidating thought even when you’re deeply in love. After all, the oft-cited claim is that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce (though some say the true figure is a bit lower).  This can seem like an even scarier prospect if you have friends or family members whose marriages have ended…

couple showing romantic feelings

Valentine’s Day is Over: 9 Ways to Continue Those R...

The need for love is embedded in the very fabric of your being. Your brain actually pursues romantic love with a long-term goal to reap feelings of reward. The chemicals released through romantic feelings reward you with a state of calmness, a sense of security, and a decrease of anxiety and stress. Being in love…

screen addiction computer couple

7 Sneaky Ways Screen Addiction is Damaging Your Relat...

Screen addiction isn’t anything unusual these days. High-definition TVs, ever more powerful computers, smaller yet faster tablets, more realistic video games, and multifunctional phones have become an indispensable part of life for many. More and more people take their phones or other mobile devices everywhere. They eat in front of the TV watching sports or…

better way to argue in relationships couple holding hands

There’s a Better Way to Argue: Let Relationship The...

You can’t have a relationship without arguments. Occasional disagreement is part of having any contact with another human being. The goal of relationship therapy isn’t to teach you how to avoid all arguments, but to teach you a better way to argue. In relationship therapy, you can learn how to minimize your role in unnecessary…

5 Ways to Know You Need a Divorce: 5 Ways to Know You...

Divorce is a big deal. So, if you’re feeling conflicted or confused, it’s really no wonder. Will severing your connection usher in a better life? Or leave you wishing you had stuck it out and somehow found a better way? There is no easy way to know. There is no person outside your relationship who…


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