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    Don’t Wait for Your Check Engine Light to Come on

    If your relationship is in a secure place, that’s something to be grateful for. The danger is in believing that the routine you’re in now will go on forever. Like a car, relationships need regular care and maintenance. Ignore your car long enough, and the check engine light comes on — usually only after serious […]

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    Taming Fear — Together

    Some fears can seem trivial or even fun to experience, like what you feel when watching a horror movie. But there are also things in life to be legitimately afraid of. And two of these — severe illness and financial hardship — have come to the fore as COVID-19 confronts couples with budget strains and […]

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    Pandemic Problem Solving

    While the coronavirus pandemic is not necessarily causing relationship problems, it can aggravate existing issues. Increased proximity and overtaxed patience make it difficult for some couples to cope. Now is a good time to “level up” and become a problem-solving power couple with advice from a couples therapist. “Couples typically get ‘stuck’ on issues around […]

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    Teletherapy: Counseling in the Time of Coronavirus

    The stress of the coronavirus pandemic is testing the limits of individuals and couples while also restricting their ability to visit mental health counselors. Like other health professionals, therapists have turned to technology. “I’m using the internet, video conferencing, and telephone to help people who can’t come in person,” said therapist John Gallagher, LMHC, of […]

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    Can Couples Therapy Really Work?

    Even the closest of couples can face serious conflicts over the course of their relationship. Everyday issues such as financial woes, childrearing, family disputes and health problems can all trigger serious difficulties by themselves. With the coronavirus pandemic now disrupting normal life, partners are facing increased pressure and spending a lot more time together in […]

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    Is Your Marriage Experiencing the 7-Year Itch?

    The traditional 7th anniversary gift is copper or wool. And while some people may be going out to buy their spouse a cozy wool blanket or a copper platter, some couples aren’t buying each other anything because they’re already in trouble. Couples may find themselves thinking back to how great the beginning of their relationship […]

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    Rekindling Romance: Advice from a Couples Therapist

    Has your marriage gone from lusty to lackluster? Have you found yourself in a relationship rut, unsure how to revive the spark that once drew the two of you together? If so, you’re not alone, and it does not necessarily mean that the end of the road is near. What it does mean is that […]

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    Relationship Resolutions

    So, what are your New Year’s resolutions for 2020? Do you want to join a gym? Dress more stylishly? Lose weight? How about looking beyond self-improvement and making some changes to improve your life as a couple? Here are a few relationship resolutions to consider while you head back to the gym and start cutting […]

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    Naughty or Nice? Navigating Holiday Stress as a Couple

    The holidays are supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year.” They even wrote a song about it! Many intend this as a time to relax and reset, be with family, and make memories with loved ones. Unfortunately, things don’t always work out quite like we hope. Too often, holiday celebrations become a […]

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    Risky Business? When Partners Become Partners

    Considering how much time most of us spend at work, it’s no surprise that we frequently gravitate romantically toward someone with whom we share career interests. And, at some point along the way, that shared interest may quite naturally evolve into a desire to start or run a business together. Most couples enjoy spending time […]

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