Should you work on your own “stuff” before trying couples work?

For many couples, or one partner, even going to marriage counseling is a big stretch.  You may be afraid the therapist will take sides or blame you. You may even think that addressing the situation will make it worse.  That’s why it is extremely unhelpful for a...
4 Things to Do When Dealing With a Toxic Family Member

4 Things to Do When Dealing With a Toxic Family Member

It’s normal to have arguments, disagreements, and moments of frustration with our in-laws and close loved ones. If the disconnect becomes harmful and toxic, far beyond the occasional “button pushing” that all family members engage in it’s time to take...

That’s Funny, Honey: Tips for Using Humor During Marital Conflict to Stop Fights in Their Tracks

Want to know why bringing the heat down a notch during a relationship conflict is so important? Close your eyes and picture the last time you and your spouse laughed together. Really put yourself in that memory, conjuring up how it felt. It felt good, right? Want to...

What Are the “Four Horsemen” of Relationships? Here’s What the Research Says

Psychologist Dr. John Gottman has spent over 40 years researching relationships. Considered a leading expert on marital stability, Dr. Gottman is famously known for predicting whether couples will divorce with 90% accuracy. How has he developed such a keen eye for...
How Marriage Intensives can help you stop marital fights before they start

How Marriage Intensives can help you stop marital fights before they start

While it’s unreasonable to think that marriage intensives will eradicate all conflict in a relationship, they can definitely help. By getting to the core issues of your relationship and teaching you practical tools that will help you navigate through the...
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