Depression and Anxiety

Relationship counselors like me have long noticed that when there is negativity in the relationship one or both partners become depressed. A recent study at the University of Missouri reveals that marital hostility is a contributing factor in depression. Hostile behaviors can be defined those that are angry, critical or rejecting.

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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What to Do if You Are Lonely in Your Relationship

August 12, 2015 by

Part of the allure of a long-term relationships or marriage is the promise of always having someone who will spend time with you, support you, and rescue you from lonely feelings.

That’s why many individuals involved in marriages and serious relationships are surprised—and often concerned— when they experience feelings of loneliness and ...

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