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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 Date 8: Dreams

Dreams are wonderful to have; yet, people often struggle to connect with partners or even acknowledge those dreams themselves, especially if feeling over committed in over areas of life.  If you’re devoted to work and your partner, committing to a dream can feel overwhelming. 

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Gottman: Date 4

This week we are on to date number four: work and money.  Research has shown that financial arguments are the single best predictor of divorce and are one of the top five reasons couples fight.  With this information in mind, figuring out the meaning of money and work is incredibly important for the success of your relationship.

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Attached.

“It’s not you, it’s them.” Have you heard that before? It might be a friend comforting you after another break-up, or even a therapist helping you making sense of the ending of your relationship.

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Gottman: Date 3

If you are just tuning into this new blog series, I highly suggest going back to read/complete the first date topic, trust and commitment, and the second date topic, conflict.  As a recap, Eight Dates is a date guide about 8 different beneficial conversations that help couples to connect and gain a better understanding of one another. 

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April Position of the Month: Bunny Hop From Our Certified Sex Therapist

With Easter nearing, I thought this month’s featured position, the Bunny Hop, would be a fun and festive experience to try out!  The Bunny Hop would definitely be considered a workout for both partners, and it does require some flexibility for the partner being penetrated. 

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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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March Position of the Month:  Turn the Tables

This month’s highlighted position, Turn the Tables, is a bit challenging and can definitely be considered a workout for both partners.  Because this position requires some flexibility, doing some light stretching together beforehand will help avoid injuries and/or muscle cramps. 

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The Five Love Languages

Dr. Gary Chapman’s decades-old book, The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, attempts to unveil the mystery of effectively showing our partner love, as well as how we receive love. We all make efforts to show our love in one way or another, so it can be frustrating and disheartening when a partner says he or she feels invisible, unloved, or unimportant. “How can they not know?”, we wonder. “I never get any credit for my efforts.”

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50 Ideas for Valentine’s Day

          With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to offer you all some thoughts for how to share the day with your partner (if the two of you celebrate the holiday)! 

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The Volcano and The Turtle

Once upon a time, there was a Volcano and Turtle. No, this is not a kid’s story about speed or racing or pacing or how to get ahead. It’s a story about passion and composure. Intensity and calm. Eruption and shelter.

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Regression to the Mean

For some this has been a great year, and you might be hoping to continue riding that wave into 2019.  For others, this has been a hellacious year, and you might be holding onto the idea that a new year around the corner is representative of a new beginning. 

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