TV Shows

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Portland Marriage Counselor: Weddings Aren’t All about You

September 25, 2013 by

As a Portland marriage counselor, I’d be the first person to tell you how personal and special your wedding day should be. It’s your day to bind yourself to the person you love for the rest of your life and declare how you feel about them to the world.

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Embrace Both Families, Says Portland Relationship Counselor

September 25, 2013 by

You don’t have to be a Portland relationship counselor to have heard stories like this before: A husband is shocked after marrying his wife that they are constantly over at her parents’ house for “family dinners.” Or a wife can’t believe that her husband expects them to spend every holiday with ...

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Portland Relationship Counselor Says Increase Romance

September 25, 2013 by

Although there are many scientific reasons we need romance in our marriages, there are also very practical reasons…we get along better and our marriages last longer if we treat one another like lovers, not roommates.  As a Portland relationship counselor I know the trouble that can come of letting romance become ...

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Husband’s Top Resentments with Their Wives

September 25, 2013 by

Here are some thoughts we might talk about:

Long-standing frustrations develop into resentments.  Resentments are the building materials of the wall between spouses.

Under every frustration is a hurt stemming from an important need going unmet. For men the most basic needs are respect, affection and competency. When women treat men ...

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Women’s Top Five Frustrations with Their Husbands

September 25, 2013 by

Do you ever wonder if your frustrations with your husband are unique or typical?  The top five frustrations of women maybe something you can relate to.

  1. Women feel frustrated about are communication difficulties. Wives feel there is a lack of talking about thoughts, feelings, events of the day, and appreciations. ...
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Norene on Divorce After the Holidays

March 7, 2013 by

Be Careful…It’s Divorce Season Says Portland Relationship Counselor

During the months following the holidays there is a peak in the divorce rate.  Couples tell themselves that it will be easier on their children and their families if they don’t break up during the holidays. This may be true but the damage ...

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Portland Relationship Counselor: What We Can Learn about Love from Reality Shows

February 12, 2013 by

It may surprise a lot of you out there to hear that this Portland relationship counselor thinks that there’s a lot to learn about love from reality TV dating shows.

Now, I’m not trying to say that we should emulate these shows in our own search for a happy, long-term relationship ...

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