couples therapy

In Couples Therapy, It’s Okay to Need Your Partner Success in couples therapy requires vulnerability. And that can be easier said than done! Especially when it comes to your closest relationship; your partner. Add in the fact that you might feel pressure to be independent and avoid relying on others for support, and you have…

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marriage therapy

Can Mature Couples Benefit from Marriage Therapy? Are you and your partner in a “mature” relationship? Maybe you’re both over 55, retired, and this is your second marriage. Maybe you have already been with your spouse for decades and your children have moved out to form families of their own. You might be wondering; as…

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How to Know if You Are Holding Back In Couples Therapy It’s hard enough to decide to make the call to schedule couples therapy. But making your appointment is just the beginning! The work begins when you and your partner arrive at your first appointment.  A successful experience in couples therapy will depend on your…

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How Couples Therapy Can Help Solve Negative Sentiment Override Did you know that most couples wait an average of six years to seek couples therapy? You might not be surprised by that statistic. If you are reading this, you might be seeking couples therapy for the first time. Or maybe you’ve been before and you…

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The Five Couples You Meet in Therapy, Part Two: Volatile Couples In our last blog post, you learned about the first of five common “types” of couples that seek couples therapy. These couple types, researched by John Gottman, can help you find insights into the struggles you face in your own relationships. Today, you will…

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couples therapy

The Five Couples You Meet in Therapy, Part One: Conflict Avoiders As you attend couples therapy, you might wonder if you are “normal”. As it turns out, “normal” is hard to define when it comes to couples and relationships. Every relationship is unique. You and your partner will confront individual and unique challenges, and you…

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couples counseling

Styles and Specialties of Couples Counseling… And How to Know Which One is Right for You Our last post was about different types of individual counseling. But, what if you are looking for couples counseling? Are there different types of relationship therapy, too? (Related article: Individual vs. Marriage Counseling). The answer is yes! There are…

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Couples Therapy: How Codependency Turns into Controlling Behaviors… and What You Can Do About It You might seek couples therapy to help you become less codependent. Codependency is a common issue in many relationships. But, did you know that sometimes codependency can look like controlling behaviors in a marriage?  Now, you might be surprised, and…

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marriage counseling

Your Spouse Can’t Read Your Mind: How Marriage Counseling Can Help In marriage counseling, you’ll learn how to communicate and express your needs to your partner. And so many of the communication issues you and I will experience in our relationships in life are tied to a common idea. We want to believe that other…

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