From Conflict to Connection

In my couples’ counseling practice, one of the things I enjoy most is teaching couples new tools to work through conflict. If you’re considering counseling to work on your relationship, here is a video that encapsulates the answers to, “What is Imago Relationship Therapy?” and “How can it help me?” … Continue reading

Six Signs that Stress Effects You Physically

Because of the pressures put on us by others (and ourselves!), stress has become imminent.  We’ve filled our days with activities and loaded ourselves down with expectations. Occasionally in times of serious stress, our symptoms can turn physical. The important thing is to recognize these symptoms and combat them with … Continue reading

Tips to Keep Dual Career Marriages Happy

More than ever, it is important for spouses to be able to balance their career and their marriage. Almost half of all the American marriages have more than one income. With this, however, there are going to be many stresses put on the relationship. These issues don’t just work themselves … Continue reading

How to Communicate with your Significant Other

There may be times when you think that you are talking with your significant other, when they may feel that you are talking at them. Effective communication can really help to get your point across whether it is in a normal conversation or an argument. The first step in getting … Continue reading

Does the Way You Spend Bring Happiness?

“Much of our activity these days is nothing more than a cheap anesthetic to deaden the pain of an empty life.” ~ Unknown Echoing the wisdom of the world religions, new research suggests that people spending money on “stuff” rather than life enhancing experiences “are sacrificing well-being for a sense … Continue reading

How to Use Conflict to Connect and Grow in Instead of Wound

As soon as my couples get serious about using conflict to grow rather than to wound or make the other “wrong,” things change quickly and dramatically. In the attached article (click link below), Brian Gersho writes, “If you were to witness a healthy couple disagreeing on an issue, it would … Continue reading

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