How Not To Break Up When The Going Gets Tough

No couple is immune to tough times. Every relationship suffers some level of stress, loss, transition, upset, and negativity. What is your marriage facing? Poor health or a career crisis? The loss of a parent or child? Is a financial crisis...

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The Top 10 Tips For Creating A Great Relationship

Lack of communication is one of the most frequent complaints cited by couples coming to counseling offices. Communication of course is multi-faceted and may mean different things to different people. It is clearly not just the words partners say to...

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Not Enough Time? How To Slow Down And Achieve More

You set your goals, prepared to meet personal challenges and geared up to win professional battles. Ready to run down the path to success, you resolved to get more done and achieve your dreams. This was your time. So,you began to...

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Why Valentine’s Day Matters And How To Make The Most Of It

Google Valentine’s Day and you will be struck by a wealth of Valentine's articles, advice, and discussion not really focused on couples at all. Instead, the headlines read this way:       "Valentine’s Day: Just another Way to Prolong Holiday Spending"       "How...

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Anger Is Not Sexy…Tips To Stay Calm And Save Your Relationship

Think about the last time you really lost control in your partner’s presence. Maybe you were mad at your partner. Maybe you were railing at the world. What did he or she witness? Were you red-faced and loud? Were your sarcastic and sulky...

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The Long Road Back: Making Amends For Bad Behavior

Everyone makes mistakes. It is an old cliché but completely true for all of us. When dealing with a spouse or partner, however, the question becomes how bad of a mistake has been made and whether the person who made...

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After An Affair: 5 Musts For Marriage Repair

When an affair rocks the security of your marriage, it can be a disaster. Emotions like anger, denial, confusion, betrayal and bitterness can, in an instant, replace what you may have thought to be a loving relationship. The damage is undeniable. Much...

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Do You Desire More Or Less Sex Than Your Partner?

How do you feel in bed with your partner? Great and completely at ease and natural? Or rejected, confused, unwanted, undesirable, pressured, guilty, anxious or misunderstood? On opposite sides of the mattress, emotions can run high. Especially when partners realize that,...

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