After Sexual Betrayal: How Can Marriage Counseling Help?

After Sexual Betrayal: How Can Marriage Counseling Help? Sexual betrayal can cause shame, sadness, and mistrust in a relationship. It is also quite common. According to one study, roughly 30% to 60% of all married individuals in the United States will...

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Being Critical? Are You Helping or Hurting?

Being Critical? Are You Helping or Hurting? Most of us have 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...

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Can a No-Sex Marriage Survive Over the Long Haul?

Can a No-Sex Marriage Survive Over the Long Haul? Your marriage is much more than sex. But what do you do when your union involves no sex at all? With no end in sight? It certainly did not start out...

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How Not to Break Up When the Going Gets Tough

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...

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The Top 10 Tips to Creating a Great Relationship

The Top 10 Tips to 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...

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Why Valentine’s Day Matters and How to Make the Most of It

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...

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The Long Road Back: Making Amends for Bad Behavior

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...

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After an Affair: 5 Musts for Marriage Repair

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...

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How to Have a Difficult Conversation

How to Have a Difficult Conversation We tend to avoid difficult conversations for many reasons. We may be afraid to start a fight; we may think we would be rejected or misunderstood; we don’t want to annoy; maybe the point...

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5 Effective Ways to Initiate & Get Good Sex Going

5 Effective Ways to Initiate & Get Good Sex Going The promise of “good sex” always gets attention. You want it. Your partner wants it. And, perhaps, your relationship hasn’t experienced much of it lately. Perhaps you’re still trying to...

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