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How To Prepare For “Empty Nesting”

How to Prepare for “Empty Nesting”

It’s early evening, daylight is slowly fading out. My hubby and I are standing in the driveway and watching our youngest daughter driving away for her very first solo trip in the car to the local Taco Bell. I steal…

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Boundaries And Boundary Violations

Boundaries and Boundary Violations

One of the things I see again and again in my work with couples is the lack of understanding of boundaries and how easily they can be violated. For example, some extremely common questions such as “What’s wrong with you?”…

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When To Call It Quits In A Relationship

When to Call it Quits in a Relationship

Relationships, especially the long term kind, can be one of the hardest things people do in life. Unless you’re the lucky one who grew up in a healthy, loving family and automatically KNOW how to be in relationship, you will…

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Five “Dont’s” Of Relationship

Five “Dont’s” of Relationship

One of the difficulties in “fixing” relationship problems is that we’re often not aware how much we contribute to those problems. It’s easy to see what our partners are doing but it’s hard to see what we are doing. I…

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10 Essential Ingredients Of Healthy Relationships

10 Essential Ingredients of Healthy Relationships

Marriage therapists work predominantly with people who didn’t grow up in a healthy family or home. As a result, many of our clients don’t even know what healthy relationship looks like. Here I’ll list some of the ingredients that are…

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Domestic Violence And Cycle Of Abuse

Domestic Violence and Cycle of Abuse

Domestic violence is much more prevalent than most people realize. It's so shameful for victims to admit that they live with an abuser that they keep silence about it. One of the most puzzling questions that a lot of people…

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Don’t Wait For The “D Word” Bomb

Don’t wait for the “D word” bomb

Many therapists run into an especially frustrating situation – when clients come to us too late: when one of the partners (more often than not it’s the wife) drops “the Divorce bomb.” And what’s regrettable is that sometimes this is…

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How To Stop Fighting With Your Partner

How to Stop Fighting With Your Partner

I recently watched (yet again!) this wonderful and touching movie with Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer – "The Story of Us." It depicts very realistically fights that couples often have: She: “You are not really hearing me!” He: “You are…

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How To Build Harmony In Relationships

How to build harmony in relationships

Love should be the foundation of a solid relationship. You love you partner, your partner loves you. This is a good start, but love is not enough. You’ll also need to master some skills to make love last and grow…

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Is Your Marriage Worth Saving?

Is Your Marriage Worth Saving?

Contrary to what many people think, the answer in the majority of cases is yes! Especially, if you have children. Children are always happier in a full, original family unit. In general, the exceptions involve cases of abuse, addictions and…

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