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Couples Counseling

6 Critical Things Marriage Counseling Taught Me

Moshe Ratson | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Moshe Ratson

The initial year of our marriage was perfect. My wife and I were the envied couple, and everyone wanted to know the secret recipe of our marriage. Bot...

6 Reasons To Go To Couples Therapy, Even If Your Partner Won't

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.09.2016 | Divorce

As the name would suggest, couples therapy is intended for couples. But sometimes, only one partner is willing to go. “The resistant partner may fe...

A Woman Betrays Her Sex and Tells Men What We Really Think About!

PJVIncent | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women

Polish the gem of love and respect, in us and you'll earn a love as solid as a diamond and a warrior that will stand in the gap for you and with you all the days of your life.

'My Family Is Making My Bad Marriage Worse

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.28.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Reader Rock and Hard Place writes, I can't afford couples therapy, couldn't find someone affordable when I had a job either. I'm a stay at home mom n...

Misinformation and Missing Information: Couples' Counseling for Infertility

Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD | Posted 12.21.2016 | Women
Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD

The last thing that you need is for the stress of infertility to elicit behaviors in you or your partner that trigger each other, yet even couples who recover easily from the many disappointments along the way are at the mercy of this likelihood. What are some of these triggers and what do you need to know in order to deal with them more effectively?

A Couple's Repair Playbook

Thea and Duane Harvey | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Thea and Duane Harvey

What distinguishes successful couples is the ability to repair. How we handle the breakdown makes all the difference in the world. Don't be discouraged by conflict. Whether disconnections are frequent or few and far between, they can deepen trust if you step into the repair mode promptly.

Why My Husband and I Chose Pre-Engagement Counseling

Brita Long | Posted 09.14.2016 | Weddings
Brita Long

Many couples choose to do premarital counseling before their wedding, especially if they are religious. My then-boyfriend Dan and I did something a little different. We took a premarital counseling course before Dan even proposed.

When the Wedding Bells Stop Ringing: How to Avoid Same-Sex Divorce

Dr. Warrick Stewart | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Warrick Stewart

As a relationship expert, I have seen far too many people prematurely jump into relationships not being constitutionally ready for the commitment that coupling requires.

My Husband Is a Slob and Thinks I'm Type A

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.19.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Well, given the general tone of your letter, it sounds like you're certainly still suffering from anxiety. No shame in that. In fact, over 18% of Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. Why not go back on your meds?

Shouldn't My Husband Mind That I Work Two Jobs?

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.05.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Although your husband is doing exactly what you say you want him to do, you're mad at him for "not caring" how hard you work. However, what more can he do?

My Husband and I Are Incompatible

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.04.2016 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

30 questions later, we turn and look at each other with horror spread across our faces, realizing that not one of our answers is the same. "What! We thought we were soulmates!"

Effective Marriage Counseling: A Unique Approach

Beatty Cohan, MSW, LCSW, AASECT | Posted 05.11.2016 | Weddings
Beatty Cohan, MSW, LCSW, AASECT

Many people believe that successful marriage counseling is a "hit and miss" proposition. However, as a practicing psychotherapist with over 35 years of clinical experience, specializing in the area of couples therapy, I believe the majority of couples I have treated have had successful outcomes, largely because of the methodological techniques I have used.

Dear Son And Daughter

Abby King | Posted 06.24.2015 | Divorce
Abby King

Consider this a fair warning: Do NOT try and manipulate your father and me. Yes, we are divorced and we don't always see eye to eye. But, we work together when it comes to you and we will not let you try and use our differences to your advantage.

How Do I Get My Husband to Be Less Passive?

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.31.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Many women complain about their husbands being passive, not initiating activities, laying around watching TV or clicking around on their computers, and overall not appearing to have much drive or passion.

The 9-Point Plan To Not Kill Your Partner While Pregnant

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I commend you on owning that your annoyance may be due to your hormones and general feeling of discomfort, and not to your husband actually being annoying.  So, here is a quick plan to make you less likely to kill him.

11 Things Men Think About Sex -- And The Reality

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

If I had a nickel for every time I heard a man say that "unlike most guys," he "really likes" to go down on women, I would have enough nickels to build a life size statue of a man going down on a woman. And then I would auction it off on eBay, because I have children, for God's sake.

The Surprising Key Element in Happy Couples

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.08.2014 | Weddings
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

What do you think accounts for those who seem madly in love, versus couples who don't make it or seem miserable together?

4 Unexpected Signs You Need Couples Counseling

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

What's normal in a relationship and what's a surprising signal that it's time to call in the professionals? By Ashley Nelson Like Us On Faceboo...

A Case for Pre-Marital Counseling

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 06.22.2014 | Weddings
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

I recently had an interesting discussion with a panel of colleagues about the value of couples therapy. The question was this: "Can all couples, even those who are happily married, benefit from working with a skilled couples therapist?"

How To Keep That Honeymoon Phase Going Forever And Ever

Posted 03.26.2014 | Weddings

It's pretty common knowledge that the honeymoon phase doesn't last forever. At some point, the butterflies disappear, the passion starts to dwindle an...

Everything You Need To Know About Premarital Counseling

Posted 02.22.2014 | Weddings

By Sharon Naylor for Bridal Guide While you're planning your wedding, are you also preparing for your marriage? According to a survey published in ...

5 Signs You're Settling For Less Than You Deserve In A Relationship

Posted 02.19.2014 | Divorce

By Terry Gaspard for Are you in a romantic relationship or marriage that’s just not right but you’re not willing to risk endin...

30 Ways To Be A Better Spouse

Posted 02.18.2014 | Weddings

By Rick Clemons for Flowers, candy, and back rubs are all great gifts to give to your partner, but if you don't bring the compassion...

What To Do If You Find Yourself In A Sexless Marriage

Posted 02.16.2014 | Divorce

By Dr. Phyllis Goldberg for The longer a couple goes without being intimate, the more ambivalence they will feel. It's like a viciou...

'Help! He's More Into Sports Than He's Into Me'

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Differences in hobbies/interests can wreak havoc on a relationship. In fact, it is one of the top 10 reasons couples see me for counseling. So often I hear complaints such as: "He's more into his sports than he's into me" or "I'm tired of competing with his sports watching." The good news: it's fixable.