love and relationships

5 Habits of Happily Married Couples
love and relationships / Love and Romance / Relationships

5 Habits of Happily Married Couples

The most happily married couples aren’t born with a special ability to create harmonious relationships. They are not necessarily people from perfect families, that had ideal childhoods. Their marital satisfaction isn’t a result of incredible levels of compatibility between their characters. Even shared values, goals, and mission in life don’t […]

You Know You’re in a Bad Relationship When…
love and relationships / Relationships / Self-Care / Women and Dating

You Know You’re in a Bad Relationship When…

Relationships are tough. Once the romance and newness wear off, you’re going to fight. We’re not against couples fighting; we worry about couples who never fight. And let’s be clear, there’s a lot to fight about: financial stress, flirty coworkers, children, stepchildren, stressful jobs, in-laws… But how do you know […]

Compatibility and the Stars – What your Zodiac Might Tell You
Astrology & The Zodiac / love and relationships / Relationships

Compatibility and the Stars – What your Zodiac Might Tell You

So is there anything to zodiac compatibility. Does your astrological sign really have anything to do with who your ideal mate is. Or who can be the best friend for you. Is there a reason why some siblings are rivals for life, while others are as close as twins. Consider […]

You’re Wrong, Let’s Fight Until You Agree!
Lifestyle / love and relationships / Love and Romance / Relationships / women / Women and Dating / Worth Reading

You’re Wrong, Let’s Fight Until You Agree!

Andrea made an insightful, funny comment about her mother-in-law that, at the same time, was hurtful and thoughtless. The argument got out of hand, and they brought it up in therapy. Married eight years, Andrea and Alan led a generally happy life raising their two children. They fought occasionally over […]

6 Rules for Dating After a Breakup
Law of Attraction / love and relationships / Love and Romance / Mental Health / Relationships / Self-Care / Women and Dating / women and sex

6 Rules for Dating After a Breakup

By almost all accounts, dating after a breakup is unnerving. Brutal by some accounts. For many women, particularly married women, they believed the burden of dating was behind them. We can’t even guess how many of our clients have focused their therapy sessions on the challenges of dating after a […]

I Love You, Honey, But Don’t Touch My Phone
love and relationships / Relationships / Women and Dating

I Love You, Honey, But Don’t Touch My Phone

One of the newest and most challenging issues in our work with couples is cell phones and related privacy. The issue of passwords, ‘friends’, texts, social media and privacy comes up frequently. Are you allowed to have your partner’s password? Should you be able to see their texts? Will playing […]

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