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.

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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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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