Things were going well. No, they were going great. Magical, even. You and your partner were happy — really happy. There was no tension, no jealousy and only small arguments that ended quickly and usually with laughter. Life and love just seemed smooth, calm and easy. Your happily ever after had begun. But now it … Continue reading “Does Your Relationship Need a Tune-Up?”
Relationships, like houses, take work and need updating every once in awhile. If you’re having difficulties in your relationship, it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the relationship. It might just mean that you need to do some repairs.
You are ready for couples therapy. Things in your marriage need to get better soon, and you need help. You know that you cannot do it alone. But your husband seems horrified at the idea. He avoids the topic whenever you bring it up, and you have endured more than a few eye rolls. You … Continue reading “How to Get Your Man Interested in Couples Therapy”
As a marriage counselor, I’ve worked with all types of couples. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. And after several sessions, I’ve seen the good turn to great, the bad turn to good and the ugly turn to surprisingly wonderful. Relationships do not improve on their own. When things get tough, the … Continue reading “Quiz: Do You Need Couple’s Therapy?”
I hear a lot of excuses about why couples don’t think they need a therapist to help fix their relationship woes. And yes, they are excuses. Because, at the end of the day, seeing a therapist means a couple is willing to do whatever it takes to save their marriage. No “buts” or “ifs” or … Continue reading “Why Therapy Works: One Couple’s Story”
In today’s society, getting married is often looked upon as the lifetime achievement award for single ladies everywhere. For some, marriage is believed to be the cure-all for relationship problems. There are thousands of magazines, books, movies and television shows that tell you that once you get married, the frustration of dating, cheating partners and … Continue reading “Does Marriage Guarantee Monogamy?”
Marriage can be a surprisingly lonely place. When your voice is not being heard, your problems are not being solved or you become afraid of rocking the boat, you may feel as though you are in this relationship by yourself. It can be isolating and disheartening, and that’s no way to spend your life. But you … Continue reading “6 Ways a Therapist Can Save Your Relationship”
With the New Year comes new aspirations, the revival of past goals and the rebirth of dreams that we may have left behind in years previous. Whether we lacked the financial resources to pursue that dream, were too busy or thought that our dream was downright ridiculous, the good news is that it’s never too … Continue reading “Being Fearless to Follow Your Dreams”