Communication is a big issue. Often times couples don’t know how to communicate because they never lived in an environment where there was effective communication style. Learning how to communicate and be vulnerable to your partner can help build a stronger relationship.
Blended families or divorced parents have additional set of stresses than the original families, they have to deal with. At times, there are history of trauma and guilt for how the original marriage ended. Other times, there are stresses related to their (sometimes adult) children.
Even happily married couples can hit obstacles along the way. When this happens, couples can either go it alone and try to work through their issues themselves, or they can seek the guidance of a trained and experienced marriage counselor. While some couples feel their problems should be kept private, many more are finding the […]
As a therapist, I often have a front row seat to relationship miracles. Well, okay, there are no miracles really. The fact is “fixing” a relationship takes work. It takes two people wanting it to work and then putting in the effort. Having said that, I have seen couples go from nearly ending it to being back in […]
Seeking help from a marriage counselor is not unlike seeking help from a mechanic. It makes little sense to take your car into the shop a month after it started making a horrific noise. By that time, too much damage may have been done and your engine may be beyond repair. By the same token, the effectiveness […]