Posts tagged couples counselor near me
Predictors of Relationship Success

I recently wrote about the predictors of divorce. As negative as the topic probably felt, it was very necessary. If we don’t know what to work on, counseling wouldn’t be very effective at strengthening the relationship.

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Premarital Counseling – Exploring Beliefs and Values

Premarital counseling is not as common as you may think . . . or as common as may be warranted, considering today’s divorce rate. In my counseling experience, I see far more couples in distress, often on the verge of divorce, than I see couples preparing for a long healthy relationship together.

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Gottman 8 Dates: Date One

If you follow our social media pages, you may have noticed the influx of Gottman quotes that have been used in the past few weeks.  These quotes have been pulled from their latest book, Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of LoveEight Dates is a date guide about 8 different beneficial conversations that help connect and unify couples. 

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December 2018: The Miracle of Oil- Position of the Month by Our Sex Therapist

There are a lot of adults who are currently in survival mode with the holiday season in full swing, so I thought that this month’s highlighted position could provide some time for sexual connection with partners and still be a bit festive. 

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Coping with Relational Stress as the Holidays Approach

Y’all we are 9 weeks away from Christmas!  When I heard this announcement on the radio earlier this week, my immediate thought was, “how is this even possible?”  My next thought went directly to how much stress often comes with the holiday season.  It can be easy to feed off stress, chaos, and frustration in all seasons of life, but somehow the holiday season often intensifies this experience for couples. 

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Breathing exercise of the week!

The seamless exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide that keeps our bodies humming along. And even though it’s a process that is obviously incredibly crucial to our lives, it’s something we typically give very little thought to. It’s one of the hundreds of valuable processes that our bodies execute automatically, and, as such, requires very little of our conscious effort.

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Repair Attempts- A Predictor of Marriage Stability

On average most couples wait 6 years of feeling unhappy in the relationship before seeking help! By this time, negative conflict patterns have been established, and many couples look for the therapist to be a referee instead of a marriage therapist.

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