New Year’s Resolution For Couples: How to Become More Compatible in 2022

As we head into a new year, it’s traditional to make resolutions to improve something in our lives. We may resolve to visit the gym regularly, or go on a diet, or find a new job. While we typically make...

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Recovery From An Affair: How Long Should It Take?

It was a major choice, but you’ve decided to accept the fact that your partner was unfaithful and want to try rebuilding your relationship together. Your spouse is happy you’ve made that decision but hopes you will recover quickly. You realize...

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Passive-Aggressive Personality? How To Know If Your Partner Has One

The term passive-aggressive personality relates to a person who conceals their aggressive or angry tendencies. Instead of showing they are upset with or not approving of something, they will outwardly indicate that they are okay with it. They tend to harbor...

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The Four Stages Of A Relationship. What Stage Is Yours In?

In an ideal world, being in a serious love relationship would be easy. There would be no angry arguments. There would be no volatile disagreements about children, pets, or former lovers. There would be no intense fighting or regular threats...

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Are You Codependent? Take The Codependency Quiz

If you look up the term “Codependent" in a diagnostic manual or psychiatric handbook you will not find it listed as a psychiatric disorder or condition. In fact, you will not find it listed on the National Institute of Mental...

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Before You Divorce, Read This! The Truth About Divorce.

Couples often come to my office for counseling when they are just about at the end of their patience with each other. They have either been arguing uncontrollably, been distant and withdrawn or perhaps just tired and bored with their...

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): What It Is And How To Treat It.

Have you ever had a thought that would not go away? Do you have a tendency to become preoccupied or to persistently dwell on things? Do you feel the need to touch or to count things over and over...

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Stress Management: 32 Proven Ways To Relieve Stress

Stress is inevitable. It can be either good or bad depending on what type it is and how we perceive it. For example, the stress an athlete might experience before an event can propel him to perform better. However, chronic stress,...

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Being A Kinder Partner: The Benefits Of Kindness

Remember when you couldn’t wait to lavish the one you loved with a million kindnesses, big and small? Once upon a time, the idea of being compassionate, thoughtful and self-sacrificing was not difficult. It wasn’t an imposition. It wasn’t an...

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Is Love Addictive? The Brain In Love

Most of us have heard the expression, "love is blind". It is a way of explaining why, when we are in love, we tend to overlook the negatives in our partners and focus only on the positives. When two people...

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