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Category Archives: Marriage

The Truth about Forgiveness…(and How to Do it)

We’ve all been there – wounded and reeling after being mistreated by someone in our lives. No one is immune to being wronged; it happens in every relationship, sometimes intentional, often not. When people walk into my office, they often bring up painful memories of injustices and times when they’ve felt wronged by the people they love the most. Inevitably, […]

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The Art of A Good and Effective Apology

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Apologizing: I think it’s safe to say that we all agree it’s a good thing. We know we need to do it when we’re wrong – we value “saying sorry” as the “right” thing to do. Actually putting it into practice? That is a whole other story. Why is that? For starters, I think the main reason is that the […]

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Why Did My Partner Have An Affair?

Your partner having an affair is a painful experience of betrayal. The road to repair is often long, emotionally draining, fraught with ups and downs, but can ultimately lead to healing. Often times, one of the first questions we hear a hurt partner ask, is “why?” There are many different types of affairs, each with their own reasons “why.” The goal […]

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Warning Signs of an Emotional Affair…and What to Do About It

Sometimes it is very clear that your spouse is cheating on you. You find lipstick on his collar, someone tells you they saw her with someone else in a hotel, the unexplainable credit card receipts, or you have that nasty gut feeling and the stories just aren’t lining up. However, there are also times when you wonder if your partner is […]

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The 7 Dreadful Actions: What Not To Do After an Affair

When the unthinkable happens, how do you respond? The most natural response is to just act on whatever feels good in the moment. There are many responses to discovering that your partner has cheated, and all of them feel valid in the moment. However, in the days and weeks after the discovery, some reactions hinder healing – whether the choice is […]

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9 Initial Steps to Move Forward After the Affair

This moment is the worst moment of your life. You have just discovered that your partner, who you love and are devoted to has betrayed you. Your life is immediately turned upside down and you are unsure of what to do, or how you are going to get through the next five minutes much less days, weeks and months to […]

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Keep that Loving Feeling Alive All Year Long

Valentine’s Day is long over. While it’s nice to have a day set aside to celebrate your love for your partner (hey, who doesn’t love a good celebration?), why not celebrate your love every day? There are plenty of ways to honor and celebrate your love daily that don’t involve fancy dinners or eating heart shaped chocolates.  Most people make […]

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How to Successfully Weather Life Transitions as a Couple

Life has many transitions…births, deaths, marriages, children, empty nest, and the list goes on.  While these transitions are normal and expected, there are other transitions that are unplanned and more of a surprise, such as the loss of a job, unexpected moves, or trauma/tragedy.  Transitions can be stressful for any individual. However, going through transitions and adjustments as a married couple […]

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How Being Assertive Is Good For You

Just the other day my husband and I were out running errands when he saw a side of me that he isn’t used to seeing. For the most part in our relationship I am more passive and let him handle all of the “tough” situations. Well, on this day we were picking up something that I needed, that was very […]

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Six Romantic Weekend Getaways You Need to Visit

It’s easy to get in a rut in your relationship. Before you know it, every weekend revolves around your child’s soccer game, a Netflix movie and Chinese takeout. Think back to a time when you felt really close to your spouse. Chances are, your memory involves some vacation or time away. In fact, researchers have found a strong link between romantic getaways […]

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