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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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    Money Conflicts in Relationships

    Money conflicts cause a great deal of stress for many people and are among the most common disagreements that couples come to therapy to resolve. Some frequent sources of friction include:   Credit card debt Discretionary spending Retirement saving goals Spending on children Major purchases like a house or car Budgeting and bills Income loss […]

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    How to Overcome Parenting Conflicts

    It’s back-to-school time, and with it more demands on family life — homework struggles, a flood of afterschool activities, new friends, dating (yikes!) and worries about saving for college. These challenges combined with everyday disagreements over household decisions and proper childcare have the potential to bring up numerous parenting conflicts.   And while a certain […]

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    7 Happiness Habits for Couples

    Like most other worthwhile things in life, being happy often takes work — and that holds true for individuals and couples alike. Here are seven happiness habits that you can adopt in your relationship starting today. 1. Focus on Sharing Experiences vs. Things. Time and money spent on vacation, for example, versus a fancy new […]

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    How to Get the Most out of Couples Therapy

    Whatever the reasons that brought you to therapy to begin with, there are a number of things you can do (and avoid doing) to help get better results. Here are some tips to help you derive greater benefit from your couples therapy experience. Maintain Consistency. Attend your couples therapy appointments on a regular basis. Try […]

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    Cheating: A Trauma of Trust

    One out of five married partners has cheated, according to research reported on WebMd. And while you might be tempted to lay the lion’s share of that blame squarely on the shoulders of husbands, that would be misguided — the National Opinion Research Center study WebMd cites indicates that wives and husbands are equally likely […]

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    Don’t Let Fight Lead to Flight: Benefits of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy

    Mary is preparing dinner and can’t help but notice the rhythmic dripping of the kitchen faucet. “I asked Bill to take care of that 2 weeks ago — he never listens to me,” she thinks, taking her anger out on the pork chops she’s tenderizing. She approaches her husband, whose attention is focused on the […]

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