How The Power of Empathy Can Improve Your Relationships

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Back massage?  Flowers and candles?  Sexual favors?  Yes, all of these help keep the fires of a relationship burning. But have you ever considered the power of empathy? Empathy in a relationship continues to fuel the stuff of really long lasting relationships because, I believe, most … [Read more...]

Cheating and Infidelity – 5 Tips For Healing The Hurt

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Infidelity is certainly one of the most challenging issues a couple can face. The depth of pain experienced by the partner who was cheated on can be excruciating and unrelenting. For those who are not able to move past this transgression, it can represent the death of the relationship. The breach … [Read more...]

Find Out If You’re In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

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Signs of Abuse Do you feel like you have to “walk on eggshells” around your partner?  Are you afraid a lot of the time in your relationship?  Is your self esteem being slowly eroded?  It’s possible you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship. Emotional abuse can sometimes be a tricky thing to … [Read more...]

Getting Married? 6 Reasons Why You Need Pre-Marriage Counseling

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Most couples spend more time planning their weddings than their marriages!  With divorce rates at an all time high, it seems that couples are facing more challenges than ever in preserving their relationship stability. In my relationship counseling work as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I’ve seen … [Read more...]

Why So Many People Marry Someone JUST Like Their Mother (or Father)

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Have you ever wondered how in the heck your spouse can get under your skin the way that he/she can? Does your partner’s behavior sometimes impact you on such a visceral level that you’re left vibrating for long periods of time? I hate to be the bearer of news that might inflict deep psychic horror … [Read more...]