Portland, Oregon Relationship Center

When couples experience relationship problems they often do not know where to turn for help. Fortunately for you we have free resources here for you. Your most basic relationship is with yourself so if you need individual work we can work with you alone.

Did You Let Your Spouse Down?

February 6, 2017 by

Think of a time when you were disappointed in your spouse. Did they neglect to do something you requested? Were they distant when you needed them to be close? Maybe they didn’t come through with a big Valentine’s Day surprise like you were hoping for.

Disappointment can make you question your relationship ...

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Should You Censor Yourself in Front of Your Partner?

January 18, 2017 by

You share your life with your partner, so naturally, you are always thinking of things that you want to tell him or her.

We encourage honesty with your partner, but is there a limit? When should you leave your thoughts in your head? Is there a point where you should censor yourself ...

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Published in Communication Tips

5 Simple Things All Happy Couples Do

January 4, 2017 by

Every year, we make an assortment of New Year’s resolutions: dieting, exercising, career advancement, or spending more time with our families. Most of these different resolutions share the same ultimate goal: to achieve positive or happy feelings about ourselves or our lives.

So why not scrap all of the little resolutions and ...

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What Can a Portland Marriage Coach Do For You?

December 21, 2016 by

While looking for ways to improve or change your relationship, you may have come across the suggestion of seeing a “marriage coach.” This probably sounds like a more positive option than a “therapist” or a “marriage bootcamp,” but what exactly does a marriage coach do?

Let’s answer the question by asking another: ...

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Published in Marriage Education

From Long Distance to Full-Time Roomies

December 7, 2016 by

"Long distance relationships are tough” is quite the understatement. Whether you and your partner met while living thousands of miles apart, or one of you had to leave due to a job or other circumstances, it can be tricky to keep things going.

What many former long-distance couples don’t quite realize, though, ...

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5 Ideas for Day Dates for Retired Couples from a Portland Relationship Therapist

November 24, 2016 by

One of the biggest adjustments to retired life is figuring out how to spend your 9 to 5. We get so used to spending our weekdays working that having an ample amount of free time is almost… frustrating.

But look on the bright side. As I tell my Portland relationship therapist clients, ...

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A Relationship Coach Explains How to Date While Traveling

November 10, 2016 by

After college, it’s common to see your friends and classmates posting about big events in their lives. This may involve weddings, birth announcements, work promotions, or first homes.

And some friends might take the time to travel the world, heading to new cities every week. After all, young people often hear that ...

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Published in Relationship Tips