Relationships

It’s You & Me vs. The World

Have you ever thought back to when you were dating your spouse and felt like there was nothing in the world that you two couldn’t tackle together? You saw your spouse in their element and best light, and you felt like you were on cloud nine. As life together continues, ...

Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gifts Without Breaking the Bank

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! We’re starting to see chocolate boxes and flowers on display at stores. Hearts and Cupid silhouettes are adorning the windows and hanging from the ceilings. For some couples, it’s time to start thinking of fancy dinner plans and extravagant gifts. Other couples treat ...

Date Night…In? A How To Guide!

You’ve done all the right things, you’ve scheduled the babysitter, made reservations, picked out an outfit and have been looking forward to this date night with your spouse all week. The day comes… and for whatever reason, plans fall through and you have to stay at home with the kids. ...

The Affair Series: Attunement

After an affair, and during affair recovery, we follow three steps in counseling: atonement, attunement, and re-attachment. During attunement, couples have decided that they can move forward with forgiveness, ready to stop blaming the partner that was involved in infidelity.  Step 3:  Attunement Many trust building behaviors occur in this ...

Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Part 2

It is amazing how a couple can go from a loving, respectful, deep connection with their partner to living like two strangers in the same house.  Is this what has happened in your relationship? Do you want to have a deeper connection with your partner? Read the tips below to ...
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Caring for the Mess-Maker

My toddler recently got the stomach bug. Even worse, he projectile vomited all over the rug in front of a friend that was at my house for the first time. Later that day, I was giving him a bath without having first finished cleaning up all of the accidents around the ...
Five Things Happy Couples Never Do, Amy Wine Counseling, Cypress TX

Five Things Happy Couples Never Do

Many things contribute to the success of a relationship. In my couples counseling work, I've noticed there are some things happy couples almost always do and some things they just don’t.  Withhold Affection Happy couples tend to show frequent, spontaneous, and tender physical affection. They do not use sex as ...
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