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Portland Marriage Coaching: Healthy Relationship, Healthy Life

June 29, 2016 by

We all feel the effects of getting older. It’s a little harder to get out of bed. We move a little slower. And some things just don’t work as well as they used to.

This is a natural part of life, but one that should not be ignored. When we became parents ...

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Relationship Help: Thinking and Feeling Work Together

March 23, 2016 by

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is always having someone to talk to, especially during the stressful times in our lives.

It can be an enormous help to discuss problems and difficult situations with your partner, vent to them, cry to them, and – if you want – ...

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Relationship Help: Facebook’s New Tool Provides Space after a Break-Up

January 6, 2016 by

Years ago, when you broke up with your significant other due to relationship problems, it was generally under the assumption that you didn’t have to see or hear from one another again. But today with the help of social media, your ex is everywhere.

You see him or her on your smartphone ...

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Portland Relationship Counselor: Don’t Fret Over These Problems

April 8, 2015 by

Not all relationship struggles are cause for alarm.

In fact, many of the couples I see come to me with problems that are perfectly normal for people in healthy relationships.

Of course, just because problems are normal doesn’t mean they are unimportant or easy. Relationships can be frustrating and difficult, and many ...

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Portland Marriage Counseling: When Sleep Schedules Are Out of Sync

October 29, 2014 by

Maybe one of you is a morning person and the other a night owl. Or one of you works a night shift while the other works a 9 to 5 job. Whatever the case, you and your partner may not have the luxury of sharing a sleeping schedule. While it’s certainly not ...

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Portland Marriage Counseling: Healthy Ways to Approach a Fight

October 1, 2014 by

If someone ever offers you advice on how to stop fighting in your relationship, you should be skeptical. A certain amount of conflict in relationships is inevitable, and it can actually be healthy if you approach it in the right way (after all, honesty is a much better policy than bottling up ...

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Portland Marriage Counselor: Fairy Tale View May Damage Marriage

September 24, 2014 by

In fairy tales and romantic comedies, it’s clear from the beginning of the story that the two protagonists were destined to be together. And a lot of the language that we pick up from these fictionalized versions of romance spills over into the real world—we may describe our partner as being our ...

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