How to Motivate your Partner to Attend Couples Therapy

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Couples therapy, for many individuals, continues to be seen as this mysterious, unforeseeable process that can be very anxiety-provoking to embark upon. Depending on your culture, beliefs and value system, turning to an “outsider” may be a very difficult decision for either partner. As a couples therapist, one of the … Read More

Decoding Your Break-Up, Part 2: How Do You Deal With Them

In Part One of Decoding Your Break-Up, we explored why break-ups feel so terrible. In Part Two, we will talk about how to deal with a break-up in a healthy, productive way. Time does heal all wounds. However there are definitely ways to speed up and encourage the healing process. … Read More

Reducing Money Conflicts Between Couples

Money is one of the most argued about topics for couples. This blog discusses some of the deeper meanings behind the money arguments and provides guidelines for helping couples face the money dragon and manage their finances as a team. Learn more in this guest blog post from one of … Read More

Foster Friendship with Your Spouse

While there are differing schools of thought as to whether your spouse can truly be your best friend, one thing is for certain…successful marriages are built on solid friendship. John Gottman, PhD, has studied both the masters and the disasters of relationships for more than 40 years. He figured that … Read More

How to Revive a Sexless Marriage

Many couples overtime may find themselves in a sexless marriage. There are usually many contributing factors to a sexless marriage that the couple may be unaware of. Some of these factors may include relationship dissatisfaction, medical conditions, exhaustion, busy schedules, boredom or decreased physical attraction. Regardless of the reasons that’s … Read More

Spring Clean Your Relationship!

Spring is finally here! At least according to the calendar. And that means it’s time for spring cleaning- that once-a-year activity where we give the house a thorough scrubbing. Perhaps it’s time to spring clean your relationship, too.

Grief – Letting Go of Understanding

Have you ever experienced a traumatic or extremely disappointing event in your life? Maybe you lost a loved one or special friend unexpectantly; or a significant relationship ended and you were devastated. Often times, we seek to understand the purpose of these painful events. We may have many unanswered questions about the hurtful event.

Elements of Love: Intimacy (Part 2 of 3)

Intimacy. Commitment. Passion. It is a triangle of love. Robert Sternberg’s triangular theory of love to be precise. All three are interconnected, and a healthy relationship has a balance of all three.

Relationship Spark – Get Creative Together!

Is improving your romantic relationship high on your list priorities for 2016? One of the best things you can do for your relationship is to get creative and have fun together. We have an upcoming Spark! date night event to provide you with an opportunity to do just that. I’ll … Read More

Relationship Resolutions for the New Year

Here we are in a new year! It’s a time for reflecting on the past year and thinking about what you’d like to accomplish in the coming months. I suggest every couple not only make individual resolutions but specifically relationship resolutions. Relationships so often go malnourished due to everyday stressors that life brings. Unhealthy communication patterns, unresolved issues, or a lack of quality time in a relationship can quickly have a negative emotional impact on each individual. Symptoms may include depression, anxiety, irritability, withdrawal, changes in weight and sleep habits. It’s important to make each other a priority to maintain a healthy, nourished relationship.