marriage counseling

If you are in a marriage relationship, or any other relationship, you will need to know the anatomy of an apology. Couples in marriage counseling often learn that it’s more than simply saying ‘I’m sorry’. In fact, I often counsel couples I am working with to not use those words when trying to apologize. It…

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marriage intimacy

Marriage Intimacy: How to Reconnect and Rekindle the Spark If you and your partner have been together for a while, you might struggle to maintain good marriage intimacy. And that makes sense! You and your spouse are busy people, and it’s easy for that “spark” you once had to fade into the background. (Related article:…

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premarital counseling

Premarital Counseling: Creating New Traditions for the Holidays and Beyond So you and your partner are newly coupled or engaged this holiday season. Congratulations! This time in your relationship is even more exciting when you add in the fun of the holidays. Plus, the holiday season is a great time to practice creating unique traditions…

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couples counseling

Couples Counseling: Setting Boundaries with Family During the Holiday Season  Surprisingly, the holidays are a busy time in the world of couples counseling. But, if you are dealing with the stress of juggling holiday plans with your extended family, you can probably guess why! (Related Article: Relationship and Communication Problems). The joy of the holiday…

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couples counseling

Couples Counseling: Managing In-Law Stress During the Holiday Season It probably doesn’t surprise you to learn that some of the most common issues people bring to couples counseling are their in-law relationships. If you are married or dating someone, you have likely experienced some sort of frustration or miscommunication with in-law family members. (Related article:…

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couples counseling

Couples Counseling: Advice for Decreasing Holiday Season Marriage Stress You might be surprised to learn that the holidays are a common reason people seek therapy, especially couples counseling! In fact, research has shown that if you have a mental illness, you are likely to experience more stress during the holiday season (Source). That extra stress…

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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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counseling

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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counseling

Offering Support When Things Go Wrong Since this is a counseling blog, chances are you are reading this because you or someone you know is going through something hard. If you are close to someone who is in a crisis, you might not know what to say. How do you offer your support? What can…

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counseling

Counseling for Beginners If you have never seen a therapist before, therapy might seem very foreign. Maybe your only experience with what actually happens in counseling comes from TV shows or movies (ever seen the Sopranos?). Or maybe you have only heard things second hand from your friends and family who have sought help in…

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