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What Should I Do if My Partner Doesn’t Trust Me?
Why doesn’t my partner trust me? If you’ve asked this question recently—or frequently—I’m going to assume you haven’t given your…
5 Complex Issues Faced in Marriage
All couples will deal with problems in their relationship, but some issues are harder to fix than others. There are…
How Personal Insecurities Can Hurt Your Relationship (And How to Stop This From Happening!)
All humans struggle with insecurities, and romantic relationships are sure to expose fears or insecurities you may have been unaware…
The “Unwinnable” Fights – What They Are & How We Resolve Them in Couples Therapy
Seven Steps to Addressing Unwinnable Fights & How Couples Therapy Can Help Unwinnable arguments are baked into all long-term relationships…
The Benefits of Couples Therapy vs. Individual Therapy.
Key Points: Which type of therapy is best for me? If you are in a committed romantic relationship, you’ve likely…
Pre-Marital Counseling: What is it? Who is it for? What can we expect? Deciding to spend your life with someone is a huge commitment. Pre-marital counseling (or pre-engagement, pre-moving-in-together counseling) can help you strengthen the foundation of your relationship as you step into this meaningful next chapter of your life together. What is Pre-Marital Counseling? Pre-marital counseling is a building block for a successful future! Preparing for the big day with your significant other can
Help- I need somebody (to save my marriage)! Why is it so hard to ask for help? Whether people are assembling furniture or stuck in a rut with their partner, asking for help can feel overwhelming- or even impossible. Asking for help is hard, even for small stuff. So, it can feel even harder when you are thinking of asking for help with something big, like your relationship. Below are five common barriers to seeking
Whether you are in couples therapy or not, you have probably wondered at one point or another about some tips to strengthen your relationship. If you are in marriage counseling/couples therapy, this list can provide some ideas for making progress outside of your appointments. If you are not in couples counseling, this list of tips will hopefully generate some ideas for ways you can be more intentional about putting in the work your relationship deserves
What is Couples Counseling? Couples counseling is a tool to help couples strengthen their relationship. Couples counselors are experts in understanding relationship dynamics—how they develop, how they get tangled and messy, and how to untangle and improve them. A good couples counselor is kind of like a coach; they help each partner better understand their strengths and areas for growth while at the same time providing insights, exercises, strategies, and experiences that help partners work
If you’re reading this article, you’ve likely gotten past two HUGE hurdles towards improving your relationship or marriage: Acknowledging that your relationship could benefit from outside help.Reaching out to ask for that help. Both of these steps are very difficult. It’s not easy to ask for help. Now that the appointment with your couples therapist is scheduled, the anticipation about that first therapy session can be rough. (Fun fact: Many couples I meet with actually