Category Archives: Couples Therapy

Lessons from Marriage Counseling

One of the most important lessons I try to help my clients understand is that maintaining a long-term intimate relationship takes a lot of work, and the work is ongoing. It’s not like you can work on your marriage once … Continue reading

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How to Work Out the Big Conflicts in Marriage

Every marriage has differences and conflicts because every marriage is made up of two people who have different backgrounds, perspectives, and personalities. It’s inevitable that you will disagree in some areas. Most couples can work through the small conflicts, but … Continue reading

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Top 5 Problems to Work on in Your Marriage

Top 5 Problems to Work on in Your Marriage  If you got married expecting “happily ever after” without any effort on your part, you’ve probably discovered by now that it doesn’t work that way. Having a healthy marriage takes a … Continue reading

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Does a Marriage Counselor Ever Recommend Divorce?

As a couples therapist, my goal is to help couples who experience difficulty in their relationships take personal responsibility for who they are and how each contributes to the relationship. This also means they must be personally responsible for the … Continue reading

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How to Talk to Your Spouse about Feeling Insecure in Your Marriage

If you are feeling insecure in your marriage, it is possible that the source of insecurity may not be in the marriage itself, but within you. The good aspect of understanding this is that you now have a starting place … Continue reading

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Can you Take a Narcissist to Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy?

A person who demonstrates narcissistic personality traits can be difficult to help through marriage counseling or couples therapy, though it is not impossible. But entering marriage counseling is only the beginning of healing for those dealing with a narcissist. What … Continue reading

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Can I Save My Marriage If My Spouse Isn’t Trying?

It is common that only one spouse is willing to work to save a struggling marriage. Fortunately, in many cases, one partner can make changes that will turn the marriage around dramatically. Some marriages need to end, especially if there … Continue reading

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Second Marriages and Couples Therapy

You may have heard that second marriages have a higher divorce rate than first marriages. But yours doesn’t have to be a statistic if you know what to expect and take steps to strengthen your bond. If you haven’t remarried … Continue reading

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Are You Having an Emotional Affair?

When people think of the phrase “having an affair,” they think of a person having a sexual relationship with someone other than his or her spouse. But one can also be guilty of “emotional infidelity.” This can be just as … Continue reading

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Three Things that Can Get Better with Couples Therapy

When couples come to me for help, they often start talking about a particular argument or issue they may be having at the time. However, therapy is not about solving whatever the current hot topic may be. Therapy is about … Continue reading

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