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3 Surprising Ways Individual Therapy Can Transform Your Marriage

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Even in the happiest marriages, challenges can arise unexpectedly. When faced with obstacles, couples often have two choices: navigate through them alone or seek guidance for individual therapy from an experienced marriage counselor. While some may opt to keep their issues private, an increasing number are recognizing the immense value of turning to an impartial and supportive third party. Individual...[ read more ]

The Impact of Grief on Relationships

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Navigating the profound loss of a cherished loved one is an indelible journey that every individual must eventually confront. The initial shock and overwhelming sense of grief that accompanies the passing of a beloved friend or family member can feel insurmountable. Coming to terms with the irrevocable finality of their departure adds another layer of complexity to the grieving process,...[ read more ]

Weathering the Transition to a 2-Home Family

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Navigating the intricacies of divorce constitutes a profoundly challenging chapter in any adult's life, and the impact on children often unfolds like a storm, shaking the very foundation of their world. As parents grapple with the emotional turbulence, children may find themselves caught in a whirlwind of confusion, grappling with the reality of two separate homes, especially in those initial...[ read more ]

Strengthening Connection: Fun Ways to Reconnect with Your Partner

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Many couples have been led to believe by Hollywood that the secret to strengthening connection and rekindling passion lies in extravagant gestures like Caribbean cruises, sports cars, or jewelry. However, the reality is quite different. Once a disconnect forms between partners, material gifts and lavish vacations fall short. True love is not mended through grandiose deeds but through small acts...[ read more ]

5 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Divorce

Divorce can feel like a dirty word even today. No matter how far we’ve come as a society and how much acceptance there is to go around there is still something about divorce that makes people feel embarrassment, shame, and disappointment. This, of course, should not be the case. There is nothing to be ashamed of about divorce. People change,...[ read more ]

Keeping the Spark Alive in your Relationship

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In the journey of love, there comes a point where the initial spark and butterflies settle into the comforting embrace of routine. You and your partner have shared countless stories, and while your love has deepened, the once-fiery passion may have mellowed over time. It's a common evolution in any relationship, a transition from the thrilling unknown to the comfort...[ read more ]

How Do You Get Over Heartbreak in 7 Simple Steps

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No breakup is ever easy; some can make you feel like you’ve been sucker-punched and leave you wondering, “How do you get over heartbreak?” During those times, seeing a way forward can be sincerely difficult. Your friends and family might not understand why you’re struggling so much, but remember, you have every right to your feelings and your journey of...[ read more ]

Romantic At-Home Date Ideas

Romance in Quarantine: Romantic At-Home Date Ideas

As Valentine's Day approaches, the allure of a cozy and intimate celebration at home is as good as it gets for many couples. Whether you find yourselves amidst the delightful chaos of parenthood with little ones running about without a reliable sitter or you simply revel in the warmth of your own space, there's a special charm in creating romantic...[ read more ]

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Overcoming Defensiveness for Lasting Connection

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Welcome to our Couples Therapy Blog, where we explore the complexities of relationships and offer insights to help you and your partner build a stronger, more fulfilling connection. In today's post, we delve into the coping strategy of defensiveness and its impact on relationships. We'll explore how understanding the underlying needs and fostering open communication can pave the way for...[ read more ]

Does a Secure Relationship Require You to Be Together ALL the Time?

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In couples therapy,  it's common for clients to wonder what secure relationships actually look like. Secure relationships are flexible. The more we can reach out to our partner and trust them to be there, the more separate and independent we can be. What does independence and separation look like when couples have a secure bond? I like the metaphor of...[ read more ]