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August 13, 2019

Marriage is a long and winding journey. It can be easy to get lost along the way, and most of us only vaguely realize we are lost. The sign posts seem the same, the surroundings familiar, but slowly over the long haul the map becomes unrecognizable. There is no time to...

August 5, 2019

In the West, half of all marriages end in divorce. As we settle into our lives and routines with our spouses, we suddenly realize that the person we married doesn’t live up to the image of them we’d held in our mind in the early years. Disappointment sets in. We wonder...

October 18, 2018

To be able to get to a place where your divorce no longer defines you, but that instead you're constructing a BETTER life because of it, you first have to get through the initial heartbreak, grief, and trauma of the end of one of your most significant and meaningfu...

September 25, 2018

Recalling your unique relationship history can recharge your marriage. Remembering great times that you had together, and revisiting the love and great hope that inspired your decision to marry each other in the first place, can be a powerful catalyst to softening the...

September 11, 2018

Today I want to share with you why meeting by video can be a game changer for new moms. Locally, here on the shoreline, I know there are many moms who want to see a therapist after they deliver but put it off because, (again let’s be real) mom’s needs end up falling wa...

It’s true that the way we listen, and the way others listen to and respond to us, can have a big impact on our satisfaction in our relationships. And that without learning better listening skills, you and your partner may remain lonely and disconnected. So whether you’...

March 9, 2018

It’s true that many women grapple with negative thoughts about their spouse and keep them private, only to have them compound later in worse ways. However, if we can learn about the power of our thoughts, then we can also learn how to direct them in ways that foster a...

February 6, 2018

When couples fight about money they are always actually fighting about something else.  On a primary level, a couple is fighting about their own beliefs about what money means to them. Things get escalated because they do not feel their partner innately possesses the...

January 7, 2018

Emotional ghosting is the breakdown and absence of communication in a long-term relationship/marriage that ultimately leads one person to end the relationship without adequate explanation or valid explanation.  I've seen this form of ghosting in couples who have b...

December 20, 2017

This week we've got a theme going about the role of our partners in our happiness... and whether or not it's a good idea to rely on them to provide your happiness. If you haven't read the previous post, feel free to catch up here: 3 Reasons to Reconsider R...

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