Weathering the Storm – How to Survive Stressful Times Together

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Life doesn’t always go smoothly, have you noticed that?It’s easy to feel in love and happy with your partner during times of success and relative calm.  But times like that don’t come along all that often.My husband and I figure we have had one year that was relatively free of stress. … [Read more...]

How Therapy Can Actually Destroy Your Marriage

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Generally speaking we choose to go into therapy when we can’t figure out how to make our lives work by ourselves. Maybe we’ve been aware of underlying sadness that doesn’t seem to go away no matter what we do. Or perhaps we have started having panic attacks for no noticeable reason that we cannot … [Read more...]

Balanced Relationships: You, Me and We

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One thing I notice in a lot of couples who come through my door is a lack of balance in their relationship. What do I mean by this? When two people come together there are now three parts to this system; “you,” “me,” and “we.” Imagine if you draw two overlapping circles. There are three parts – the … [Read more...]

Aaaahh! Why Does She Want to Be ‘Just Friends’?

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We've all known someone who's loved a woman from a distance... wanted to be with her, but wasn't sure how to share his feelings for her, how to go up to her and ask her out.But what's EVEN WORSE is loving her from no distance at all... being her best friend and wanting, hoping, wishing it could be … [Read more...]