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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 begin your journey… Prioritize an […]

Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Part 2

Is the Honeymoon Period a Real Thing? The biggest early obstacle to any relationship is one that few ever see coming: the dreaded end of the Honeymoon Period. The initial magic starts to fade, the rush you got when your partner entered the room disappears, and everything just seems less exciting. When you’re caught up […]

Relationship-ocalypse: How To Be a “Honeymoon Period” Survivor

Sex Therapy

Marriage is a challenging journey all on its own. When you add long-distance into the mix, you may find yourself up against some real “make it or break it” scenarios. Is your spouse in the military? Does your spouse travel frequently for work? How about pursuing a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ dream this summer? Whatever the reason, there […]

Being Together While Apart: Making Long-Distance Marriage Work

Couples Counseling

Part 2:  Thriving vs. Surviving the Empty Nest The tough part of becoming an empty nester is over!  You have already taken a ride on that not so fun emotional roller coaster after launching your child out of the nest and into the world.  Now that you are learning how to deal with the hole […]

How to Survive Becoming an Empty Nester

Couples Counseling

Things are bad. You’re dissatisfied. You want connection, but they seem to not care as much. You have been unhappy for a while. Are these telltale signs you are in a toxic relationship? Maybe. Maybe not. It certainly does not automatically mean you should pack up and jump ship. However, it does warrant a conversation […]

Is Your Relationship Toxic?

Men's Issues

I am going to tell you something about making your spouse happy that I wish you heard a long time ago.  It might sound ludicrous, but hang in there with me. Hopefully I’ll be able to clear it up. Your job isn’t to make your spouse happy. Let me say it again just in case […]

It’s Not Your Job to Make Your Spouse Happy

Couples Counseling

Police found the lifeless body of 28-year-old mother, Elizabeth Davis, in a creek on Thursday, July 19th. Elizabeth, or Libby, was a special education teacher in Plano, TX. She suffered from postpartum depression after giving birth 20 months ago and it recently became more severe. Severe enough for her to drive her vehicle off the […]

Postpartum Depression: How A Husband Can Help

Women's Issues

$33,391 Is that how much a down payment on a house costs? What about the cost of a new vehicle? Nope. It’s the average amount of money spent by American couples for their wedding day last year. This price doesn’t seem too outrageous if you were married last year. However, if you were married in […]

How Much Is Your Marriage Worth?

Couples Counseling

Do you or your spouse always feel the need to be right?  Do either of you need to have the last word during a conflict or get frustrated when the other doesn’t agree?  If I’m honest, I have to admit I’m like most people – being wrong isn’t always the easiest to acknowledge.  No one […]

How to Let Go of Being Right

Couples Counseling

Challenges and disagreements are inevitable as a couple grows through time. Life presents the relationship with opportunities to develop a closer bond or build what could be the most difficult wall to break down: resentment. Resentment is defined as the feeling of displeasure or indignation at some act, remark, person, etc., regarded as causing injury […]

Breaking Down the Fortress of Resentment

Teen Counseling