Keeping the Romance Alive

How to restore the promise your marriage holds and gain the information and tools you need to make love last a lifetime! Then perhaps, follow it with marriage counseling to address your specific relationship needs.

Refocus Your Relationship After the Kids Leave, Says a Portland, Oregon Marriage Coach

July 13, 2016 by

Think back to when you and your spouse first started dating. Would you say you went through different phases? Most people experience an initial spark and infatuation, getting to know each other and casually dating, becoming a serious item, and eventually taking the plunge into marriage.

Well, these different periods don’t end ...

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Celebrate Your Husband with These Father’s Day Ideas

June 24, 2015 by

Your kids may be in charge of the macaroni artwork and finger-painted cards, but there’s still a lot you can do to celebrate your husband this Father’s Day. With June 21 approaching rapidly, there’s no better time to remind your husband that you appreciate him as a husband, best friend, and fellow ...

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Portland Relationship Counselor: Make Your Partner Feel Loved

January 14, 2015 by

What makes you feel loved? The connection you and your partner feel for each other is built on being kind, thoughtful, and responsive to one another’s needs. But these needs can also differ from person to person, and even if you know that you love your partner, you may not be regularly ...

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Start a Year of Romance on Valentines Day

February 25, 2014 by

Make Valentine’s Day a time to reset your romantic climate. We feel loved when our partner shows us that we are thought of romantically. The mix of security and excitement is intoxicating.

We should be treating our partner romantically every day, but that doesn't happen. It is normal to become lazy, ...

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Portland Marriage Counseling: Online Dating’s Problem

February 19, 2013 by

“We don’t have anything in common,” is something I hear quite frequently in Portland marriage counseling, and my response is almost always the same: “So what?”

People are often taken aback at first, but then I start to relay stories that most of them have heard versions of before. Couples who cancel ...

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A Portland Marriage Counselor Talks About How Parents Can Keep the Romance Alive

January 29, 2013 by

My Portland marriage counselor clients who are raising little ones—and not so little ones—tell me all the time about how hard it is to keep romance alive when you have to take care of kids. It makes sense. After all, diaper changes and soccer games and college applications don’t usually leave you ...

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A Marriage Retreat Provide Relationships with Needed Time and Nurturing

November 2, 2012 by

 It’s not unusual for couples facing problems to consider therapy, but far fewer think about going on a marriage retreat. As a Portland relationship counselor, I spend my days focusing on making human connections with my clients and helping them to get closer and better understand each other, and I always wish ...

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