I was recently watching the TV show, "Up All Night", a witty comedy about the challenges of parenthood and marriage. In the most recent episode, the main couple's TV goes out in the middle of their dinner. So they decide it will be fun to sit at the actual dining
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When your marriage is in trouble and you’re fighting to keep it afloat, it’s time to throw anything that isn’t helping you overboard.You need all your wits about you to be able to handle the crisis and tackle the problems. Anything that’s an impediment or hindrance has to go.During this
Couples often come to therapy as the last straw before getting divorced. By the time couples finally go to counseling, they have often been through the wringer and back and feel that therapy is sort of their final "Hail Mary" to try to save their marriage. When couples do finally
We hear a lot about courage and vulnerability these days.Are you curious about why they are getting so much attention? These are two essential elements in building relationships. Intimacy requires vulnerability and courage! Willingness to be vulnerable to one another is an essential feature of a successful relationship.Vulnerability. . .
The disease of addiction brings confusion, resentment, and futility to families.What can a spouse or parent do when a loved one becomes unable to resist the pleasure created by drugs, alcohol, or some other obsessive behavior like gambling, shopping, or an eating disorder?Where the Problem StartsThe problem starts in the
All too often I see couples who come into my office with their marriage in shambles and on the verge of divorce. They come to counseling in an attempt to save their marriage. You can usually spot these couples from a mile away; they sit on opposite sides of the
Financial problems are one of the leading contributors to divorce in a marriage. Partners often fail to disclose financial issues to one another. These little finance secrets can spiral out of control and seriously wound your relationship. This is why it is so important to address your money woes early
Did you know that finance is one of the top reasons why couples fight? It's also one of the top reasons why married couples divorce! And even though divorce rates dropped as couples stay together due to tight finances, no studies have been done as to what happens to their