Marriage & Couples

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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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Private Marriage Retreats, a Specialized Marriage Counseling Experience

Recently I have had many inquiries about my Private Marriage Retreats. My thought in this post is to give you information for yourself or your friends who may benefit from one. You might also want to give yourself a retreat by spending an isolated and intimate weekend discussing difficulties and …

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A Way of Living the Good Life: Have a Loving Attitude and Do Loving Acts of Kindness

In coaching, couples counseling, and psychotherapy, we assist people in improving their lives and attaining their goals to help them live the good life. Happiness is the journey with strong bonds of relationship, meaning, accomplishment, flow, and pleasure. Choose to be Kind We make choices each day about how we …

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Couple in Couples Therapy

What Do We Do in Counseling to Help a Couple Having Difficulties?

Recently I had a couple write to me and ask how I would help them in couples counseling. I thought I would send my response to them as a way of sharing with you what we do in counseling and how this might help you or someone you know. It …

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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…

How to Get What You Really Need in Your Relationship

Would you like a guidebook that tells your partner exactly how to meet your needs and expectations?  Here’s how to start:

Many couples who are looking for help with their relationship can benefit from taking a look at their needs. That includes needs, wants, desires, preferences and requirements. Often I discover issues couples want help with that should have been addressed before the marriage but are just now being looked at.

They are arguing over things that could have been settled years earlier.

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