Being Critical? Are You Helping Or Hurting?

We've all heard the expression that a person is “his own worst critic”. We often do not give ourselves enough credit for performing well and regularly beat ourselves up for not performing better. For some of us it is never...

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Why Do People Cheat On People They Love

Infidelity…adultery...betrayal...cheating. Most people can immediately relate to the meaning of any of those terms. Essentially they mean that a partner or spouse has had (or is having) an affair. An affair can be sexual or emotional. It is a breach of trust...

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How to Make A Second Marriage Work

Deciding to remarry after a first marriage ended in divorce, is likely a decision one would take very seriously. Second marriages are typically very challenging. In fact, more than 60% of second marriages end in divorce. Therefore, making second marriages...

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After An Affair: 7 Tips On How To Cope

You have learned that your partner has had an affair. It is a hurt unlike any you have ever experienced. How do you handle it? Gain Control Over You Emotions Once an affair has been discovered, the aftermath can be very...

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Can An Open Marriage Work? Is The Relationship Happier?

Men and women often fantasize about having sex with someone other than their spouse or partner. Many choose not to pursue further or go beyond the fantasy, as it could compromise their monogamous relationship. Today, however, quite a few couples, married...

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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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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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