Marriage Education

An experienced and qualified marriage counselor knows that most couples do not start marriage counseling until their marriage is in peril. Research shows that most couples should have started marriage counseling seven years earlier.

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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Be Like Ben Affleck, Says Portland Marriage Counselor

March 7, 2013 by

As a Portland marriage counselor, it’s not often that I reference Oscar speeches in my work but I think that Ben Affleck’s recent comments about his relationship were spot on:

“I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases. It’s good—it is work, but it’s the best kind ...

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Portland Marriage Counseling: A Couples Retreat Makes a Perfect Gift for Newlyweds

October 29, 2012 by

“Have you ever received any marriage education or attended a couples retreat?”

This is one of the first things I ask clients of my Portland marriage counseling practice because I want to understand where they are coming from and what they already know. Far too often, the answer to my question is ...

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Portland Marriage Counselor: Marriage Education Is Effective

May 25, 2012 by

Marriage education classes can be an incredibly effective way for struggling couples to work through their problems. Relationships are hard - and being able to talk to your spouse is key to maintaining a healthy partnership. There's no better place to learn the foundations of communication. As a Portland marriage counselor, I ...

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Relationship Advice: What Men Want from Marriage

May 24, 2012 by

Recently, I shared some relationship advice about how to make wives happier – so it’s only fair that I give some suggestions for the other side. Every husband is different, but these are some ideas that may help you get a start from my experience as a Portland marriage counselor.

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Portland Marriage Counselor Studies the Recent CDC Marriage Report

May 23, 2012 by

As a Portland marriage counselor, I was interested to see what the new CDC report on First Marriages in the United States had to say. What it revealed was that co-habitation and out-of-wedlock births are the new norm, and it showed the difficulty that stepfamilies have in finding long-term success. This isn’t ...

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A Portland Marriage Counselor Explains Relationship Education through Imago Therapy

December 1, 2011 by

In a recent Portland marriage counselor blog, I wrote about how relationship education can help all of your relationships, not just your romantic ones. Relationship problems most often come from unrealistic expectations and a lack of understanding or communication between two people, and relationship education teaches you how to recognize this in ...

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