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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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.

Marriage Conversation Skills for in and out the bedroom

Make Conversation Like You’re Making Love

Talking with your partner is like making love to them. Here’s how to tune into them so you’re both very happy.

If you want to fall in love again, you will want to learn how to share and be honest about your feelings, you will have to be realistic and logical without the drama, you will have to learn a few communication rules (like no name-calling), and mostly, you will need to be an awesome listener and responder.

Usually no one teaches you how to do these skills. Here is your opportunity to learn to be the BEST lover, the BEST listener, the BEST responder.

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