Category: Couples

Single and Dating

If you are like most single people you have put a lot of thought into how to meet someone and then the even more challenging task of discovering if you like one another and want to move forward into a relationship. This process has historically been accomplished through some type of courtship, getting to know one another or dating. However, you may be experiencing enormous amounts of frustration if all the time and energy you put into dating is not

11 Common Problems a Couples Therapist Can Help You With

People generally seek counseling because they are experiencing some kind of distress that has become intolerable and they are looking for help to resolve the issues that are connected to their discomfort or pain. When they are experiencing conflict, disconnection or emotional pain in their most important relationships they often find it unbearable and seek professional help to improve their relationships and remedy the issues so they can feel good and whole again. The following are some of the most

Learning How to Restore Trust in Marriage

The Importance of Trust in Relationships Trust is the foundation of all marriages.  Without it, marriages become unstable, suffer, and die.  Here are 3 of the top reasons for serious breaches in trust. 1. Affairs/Adultery – One spouse chooses to have a sexual relationship with a persona who is not their current, legal spouse. 2. Abuse – Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. 3. Addictions – Alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, etc. Each one of these can be a major destroyer of

Coaching Your Spouse to Meet Your Needs

“You just don’t get it.” “If you really knew me you would know why this bothers me so much.” “Never mind!  I guess I will just have to do it myself.” Do these comments sound familiar?  Often in relationships we can get frustrated that our spouse doesn’t see or feel things the same way we see and feel them.  It may appear that our spouse is oblivious to our needs and how to meet them.  This can become frustrating in

The 4 S’s in Resolving Emotional Problems in Relationships

Men, have you ever tried to explain to your spouse why she should not be as upset over a problem as she is?  Even though you may be right, and your logic sound, has your explanation ever caused her to get even angrier than she is and push you away? As men, we often respond to emotional problems logically – thinking that if the problem is solved, there is no need to be upset by it.  However, when our spouse