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What To Throw Overboard When Your Marriage Is In Trouble

What To Throw Overboard When Your Marriage Is In Trouble

Counseling

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

Is My Marriage Over?

Is My Marriage Over?

Counseling

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

How To Help Your Addict

How To Help Your Addict

Counseling

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

Help Your Spouse With Bipolar Disorder

Help Your Spouse With Bipolar Disorder

Counseling

Marriage presents challenges to the healthiest of partners, so many people wonder how couples manage when one spouse suffers from a mood disorder. Millions of people are affected by bipolar disorder, a mood disorder that can cause frustration, worry, irritation, and anger for both partners in marriage. With appropriate treatment,

How Can You Get Your Spouse To Therapy

How Can You Get Your Spouse To Therapy

Counseling

Let's face it. When it comes to getting men to go to couples counseling, it's often a battle that leaves a lot of women pulling their hair out in frustration. Its seems that a lot of men react to the word therapy in the same way they react to the

Questions Worth Counseling

Questions Worth Counseling

Counseling

Don’t get married unless you and your partner have sat down with a counselor.You cannot assume you will be able to address issues as they come up after marriage.So many things are not even discussed while dating.So many feel that love will be all they need.I am sorry, love is

Why Premarital Counseling?

Why Premarital Counseling?

Counseling

I remember hearing a story once of a couple who went to one scheduled premarital counseling session before their marriage. When the session turned to the topic of intimacy, the counselor just chuckled and said "Oh, you'll figure that out!" and moved onto the next topic. Many of us enter