Relationships tend to be the most balanced when the foundation is strong. If you can get the basics down, you’re much more likely to have a long-lasting and happy marriage. Here are nine steps to a happy marriage (or non-married relationship): 1. Worry about your own relationship. Couples can make the mistake of paying too much attention … More 9 Steps to a Happy Marriage
Many individuals and couples come into therapy with a similar relationship complaint: being married isn’t what they expected. More specifically, the reality of marriage is not aligned with their fantasies of marriage. It’s nice to have fantasies. They give us goals, the drive to achieve, hope, desire, and more. However, when we expect that reality … More Coming to Grips with Marriage: “This is It??”
Over the years, there’s become increasing awareness about how movies impact the expectations people have for their relationships. While our real life experiences as children set the stage psychologically (subconsciously) for future relationships, movies have a way of portraying and reinforcing society’s “standards” for what a relationship “should” look like. Unfortunately, movies generally paint a … More Movies versus Your Relationships
Is your relationship feeling stagnant recently? Do you feel like you’re caught in a routine, ignoring each other, too busy to give time to your relationship, or just simply neglecting your relationship? It can be easy to become complacent in our relationships, especially when living together on a daily basis. Life happens around us –we … More The Relationship Dream List
Sex in relationships is not always easy to maintain. Many things get in the way, from creating time for intimacy, to our own emotional issues that block intimacy, to issues in the relationship. It would take an entire book to discuss all the possible obstacles that could come between a couple and a healthy sex … More 7 Ways to Improve your Sex Life
It depends. People respond to a partner’s affair in different ways, depending on personal values. Some may respond by immediately leaving the relationship without looking back. Some may believe in the concept of working through adversity together and seeing if they can make it through as a stronger couple. Some may believe that the family … More Can a Relationship Survive an Affair?
When we take a moment to notice how we manage our day-to-day, moment-to-moment moods within our relationships, it’s interesting to see that the first communication of a bad mood is usually already too late to prevent conflict. How often does your partner snap at you (or vice versa), with that moment being the first realization … More Relationships: The Mood Alert