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The Inward Journey of Social Distancing: the Self-Nesting Sabbatical

This is a Season of our Lives The season of the COVID-19 virus is here, we are experiencing it, and it will pass. In the meantime we all have to deal with it and try to unite to save ourselves, our loved ones, and those we don’t know. We also …

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How to Talk When You Want a Successful Outcome

Many people start relationship therapy or coaching with requests to communicate better. And we, as therapists and coaches, usually teach clients a lot about how to listen, as it is one of the very best things you can do for someone else. We all enjoy being listened to and being …

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5 Ways to Increase Intimacy in Your Marriage

The Intimacy Project By D’Arcy Vanderpool, MA, MFT, PCC George and I have recently returned from an amazing vacation to Europe admiring castles, visiting palaces and museums, walking along cobblestone streets in medieval towns, experiencing awe in cathedrals and churches, and eating too much gourmet food paired with great regional wines. During …

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The Key to Relationship Happiness

The Problems Too many couples come into marriage counseling and relationship coaching blaming, yelling, name-calling, interrupting, talking over the other, talking about the other person, being an expert on what is wrong with their spouse and how their spouse should change. Often the other person has tuned out and turned off, feeling badgered …

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The Art of Marriage: Or how to be true to yourself and get the love you want

Are you feeling connected with your partner? Are you experiencing intimacy? Is your relationship giving you emotional security and joy in life? These are a few questions that I have been addressing in assisting the couples in my marriage counseling and relationship coaching practice. Often clients say in their first …

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Happiness and Dreams Come True When You Use a Vision Board

Vision Boards are collages also known as Dream Boards, Treasure Maps and Goal Sheets. They are tools that display pictures and affirmations of the goals and things you want or desire in life. They help you focus your energy on your specific goals and attract that same energy back to …

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Is Your Marriage in a Rut?

Are You in a Rut?

It is easy to get in a rut in an old relationship. You have had many years to observe and experience the things your spouse does that irritate you. After a while the irritation often grows into disgust, lack of respect and outright rage at times. When you allow yourself to stay in this rut, you get trapped and the marriage becomes more negative by the day.

But you can change your thinking, if you want these feelings to go away.

Here are 3 Keys that will quickly revive and breathe new life into your marriage…

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