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Whether you have scheduled your first session or you are just now looking into couples therapy for the first time, you might be asking yourself “what is couples counseling like?”. The first session can be a difficult and vulnerable place to be in as you discuss your relationship and feelings both with a stranger and your partner. Understanding what to expect can help ease some of that tension as you walk into your first session. 
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Life is full of positive and negative experiences that shape ourselves, our story, and our relationships. Change and stress are inevitable,  and how we cope ultimately has an impact on our relationships for better or for worse. These life events do not have to prompt distance between couples, but can be used to foster closeness with one another using the 4 guidelines below.  Life Events Can Trigger Distance (or Closeness) In Couples There are a
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If all relationships struggle at times and there’s no perfect marriage or relationship, then how do you know if what you’re going through is typical or if it’s time to start couples counseling? The short answer is that couples therapy can be incredibly useful for couples just needing a “tune-up” or for couples who have had chronic issues for months or years and maybe wondering if they should stay together. If you are experiencing any
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If you are wondering whether you are alone in having difficulties in your marriage or relationship, look no further than a quick open-ended Google search: “does every relationship…”. You will probably see a list of commonly searched questions that looks something like this:  Does every relationship… have problems?have issues?have arguments?get boring?need space?need a break?have red flags?have cheating? Not every relationship has cheating or needs an official break, but the truthful answer to the rest of
Turning Your Arguments in to Intimacy This three part blog series is inspired by the numerous couples I have seen who have graciously trusted me to help them process and solve their conflict. Conflicts, arguments, fights, whatever you want to call them, expose us. We extend parts of our hearts in hopes of connecting with our partner just to get pushed away. Doing so over and over is exhausting, painful, and overwhelming. In this series