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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Damage Control: Effective Relationship Repairs To Use Often

Happy couples fight, slam doors, walk off, and put up emotional walls. People do things they shouldn’t do. Partners say things they regret. Relationships get messy. No matter how many relationship counseling blogs you read, bullet points you memorize, or...

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6 Strategies To Make The Most Of Making Up

In any relationship, unhappy interactions happen. Doors slam, voices raise, silent treatment ensues, and partners roll over without saying good night. Making up and making peace is an integral part of a successful marriage. To make up well is to employ...

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How To Resolve Conflict And Create Great Relationships

We all have disagreements. We may bicker about or debate our differences but we need not think of having a disagreement as a cause for high conflict. We often think of the term conflict as  a major form of disagreement. Conflict...

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Troubled Marriage? Here Are The Top Divorce Predictors

There are many statistical predictors of divorce such as: if your parents were divorced you stand a 40% chance of getting divorced; or if there are significant money problems and large debt your marriage runs a high risk of...

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Affairs, Cheating and Infidelity: Truth And Myths

Infidelity You can be shocked by an infidelity and do some seriously impulsive things in the spur of the moment, or you can step back for a bit and try to understand why it happened and learn from it. Although it...

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How To Forgive Your Spouse

It should come as no surprise to anyone that an angry resentful person is no fun to be with. In fact most people would prefer to be far away from anyone who tends to project those types of feelings. What...

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After An Affair: 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? The Beginning Once an affair has been discovered, the aftermath can be very ugly. If there...

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