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A Relationship Coach Explains How Putting Down the Smartphone Can Help Your Marriage

May 17, 2017 by

How long have you had a smartphone? One year? Two years? Half a decade?

There’s no denying that smartphones have had an incredible impact on the way we live our daily lives – much of it positive. But they also have a number of downsides, and if your phone is omnipresent in ...

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Relationship Advice: Do I Have to Spend Mother’s Day With My Mother-In-Law?

May 3, 2017 by

Maybe you want to spend Mother’s Day celebrating with just your spouse and kids. Nothing sounds better than relaxing and enjoying the breakfast in bed that your children make every year.

But then you learn that your mother-in-law is expecting to be involved in the day. Does it make you a bad ...

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What to Do If You Can’t Sleep with Your Partner

April 19, 2017 by

Cuddling with your partner before bed may be the highlight of your day. But what happens if your partner goes to sleep before you… and snores right in your ear? Or kicks you all night due to restlessness?

Even if you didn’t experience these issues when you were first dating, it’s common ...

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Relationship Counselor Explains the 48-Hour Sex Afterglow

April 5, 2017 by

We have all seen movies or TV shows where the main character has sex (usually for the first time with a new partner) and goes through a montage of skipping, dancing, laughing, humming, and grinning ear to ear. And it’s likely you’ve experienced that elated feeling yourself!

The benefits of having sex ...

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Portland Relationship Coach: “Spring Clean” Your Relationship

March 22, 2017 by

Spring cleaning will be here before you know it! The age-old tradition allows everyone to shake off the dust outside, freshen up the home, and welcome the warmer weather.

But did you know you can also bring some spring cleaning to your relationship? As spring arrives, consider introducing the following practices into ...

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Relationship Advice: Help Your Spouse Beat the Blues

March 8, 2017 by

Winter can be a wonderful time to celebrate our favorite holidays and appreciate the love in our lives. But for many people, the season casts a pall that they just can’t escape.

For over three million people in the United States, that pall is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It is a ...

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Talk to Your Kids About Their Relationships. It May Just Help Yours.

February 27, 2017 by

Remember when your child’s first date? You may have been overly excited, or absolutely terrified. Letting your child date as a teenager or young adult isn’t always comfortable for parents; we all remember mistakes from that age…

If your child is in a relationship, it’s easy to cover your ears when they ...

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