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Couples Counseling
March 10, 2020

Quarantined at Home with your Spouse? 6 Activities to Bring you Closer During this Stressful Time.

The world in 2020 is a stressful and sometimes scary place. It feels to me that our lives are getting more and more stressful. I have even heard some referring to 2020 as a “year of trauma.” And between elections, gun violence, pandemics and a lack of hand sanitizer, daily life can feel overwhelming. It…
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Couples Counseling
December 3, 2019

What 3 Words Describe a Perfect Marriage.

What three words would you use to describe a perfect couple? This is an assignment that I give to all of  my premarital clients. I let them use adjectives, nouns or even verbs. They can use any word except the word “not” – it must be a thing and not the absence of something. Take…
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Couple at a table at night
Couples Counseling
July 4, 2019

Bringing Back Curiosity. How One Small Shift can Change Everything in your Marriage.

Human beings like routine. We like to be able to predict what is going to happen next; it allows us to know that we will be safe. We like to go to the same coffee place each morning; we like to buy the same brands we are used to; we get annoyed by the same…
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Couples Counseling
July 3, 2018

The Power of Words – What are the Secrets in Your Marriage?

Most marriages have secrets. What would happen if you found the courage to speak the blunt truth to you partner. What might change? In my almost 20 years of work with couples I have seen how powerful truth-telling can be. Find out more about what can happen when you uncover the secrets.
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Couple by a fire
Couples Counseling
June 21, 2018

Is it Your Anniversary? I Know What you are Fighting About

After 18 years as a relationship counselor I find that I can predict why couples are coming to see me just by asking the age of their marriage. There seems to be some commonality to the conflict within all marriages at specific milestones. Perhaps it has to do with the different “work” we are called…
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Couples Counseling
June 12, 2018

When is the Right Time to Start Marital Counseling? Is it Too Late to Save My Marriage?

Is there a “right” time to begin couples counseling? Is there a window of opportunity in which a perfect intervention will easily fix rifts in your relationship? If you miss this window is everything hopeless? Is it better to see a counselor at the first sign of an impasse or should you wait unit a…
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Couples Counseling
May 23, 2018

A Marital Midlife Crisis – Do We All Hate Our Husbands?

Is it possible that marriages or relationships go through a midlife crisis? Is it contagious or just a coincidence that everyone of a certain age seems to be going through this? The more I talk about this idea the more it seems to be a trend. Find out how to move through the crisis with…
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Couples Counseling
November 20, 2017

5 Things to do Right Now to Holiday-Proof Your Marriage (AKA How to Prevent Christmas from Breaking Your Marriage)

Many of us hold a fantasy of what the holiday season will bring and how it will make us feel.  We want for this to be a time when our whole family comes together - healing old wounds by each giving generously with their time, gifts and forgiveness. The dream is that our partner will…
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Couples Counseling
November 20, 2017

5 Things To Do Right Now To Holiday-Proof Your Marriage (AKA How To Prevent Christmas From Breaking Your Marriage)

Many of us hold a fantasy of what the holiday season will bring and how it will make us feel.  We want for this to be a time when our whole family comes together - healing old wounds by each giving generously with their time, gifts and forgiveness.
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Couples Counseling
October 24, 2017

My Partner just Posted “Me Too…” and I had no Idea. What do I do Now?

If you are on social media these days then you have seen the “me too” campaign where women are bravely stepping forward to admit that they have experienced incidents of sexual abuse or sexual harassment. This simple and powerful campaign has uncovered an overwhelming amount of abuse that was seemingly invisible.
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