couples counseling

Couples Counseling: Emotional Intimacy in Marriage Maybe you have already started marriage counseling to find that missing “something” in your relationship. (Related article: What Happens in Counseling?). Maybe you haven’t even gotten to that point yet, but you’d like help recreating the connection you used to have with your spouse.  Thankfully, there is a way…

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How to Help Your Veteran Partner Our therapists are familiar with a very population that often seeks counseling; military veterans. And, if your partner is a veteran who is struggling, you might not know what to say. Your veteran faces unique mental health challenges. (Related article: How to Talk to Someone in a Crisis). Maybe…

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parenting

Parenting: Maybe There’s a Different Way When I have couples come to me asking for parenting advice, I get really excited. Why? Because this is one of the most secure ways of creating change in a family. Without knowing it, this couple has just opened the door to strengthening their relationship, strengthening themselves, strengthening their…

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A New Phase: Parenting a Preschooler You have heard so much about the challenges of having a newborn or infant. But, have you heard nearly as much about the difficulties of the preschool years? As the parent of a three year old, I understand that the preschooler phase is full of exciting developments… and stress…

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marriage counseling

Promoting a Partnership Marriage As you attend marriage counseling, you and your spouse will work to find ways to support each other. You are both busy people. You might be juggling work, school, kids, hobbies, friends, church, and more. Supporting each other probably feels overwhelming, and it can be hard to know where to begin.…

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marriage counseling

The Newlywed Phase Beyond the Honeymoon So, you have gotten through wedding planning. Everything went great. You even went on a relaxing and fun-filled honeymoon. Now, the real work begins! (Related article: Marriage Counseling for Newlyweds). Don’t let the idea of starting your new life together scare you. You might feel intimidated, but this phase…

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Marriage Counseling: Team Building Over the course of your marriage, you and your partner will work together and form a team. As a team, it is important for you to learn how to work together effectively. This sounds simple, but you have probably noticed by now that it is easier said than done! Thankfully, your…

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marriage counseling

Marriage Counseling and Marriage Myths If you are attending marriage counseling, you may have noticed that during your life you have been told lots of marriage myths (Related Article: Marriage Counseling Myths: “Happy Couples Never Argue”). A common misconception is that good marriages just fall right into place. Your mom, grandma, uncle, neighbor, etc has probably…

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Marriage Counseling Helps You Debunk Marriage Myths Your marriage counselor will likely spend some time in your counseling sessions identifying, discussing, and debunking common “marriage myths” in your relationship. You have likely heard lots of common adages about what makes a good marriage. People in your life will have many things to say about how…

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marriage counseling

If you are married or in a relationship, you and your partner might sometimes struggle to get on the same page. Miscommunication is a frustrating issue to fix.  Thankfully, marriage counseling can help. There are strategies marriage therapists have developed to help you better understand each other.  Today, you will learn about a simple strategy…

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