marriage counseling

Marriage Counselor can Help to Navigate the Waters of Divorce

July 5, 2010 by

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. There is a significant number of couples that enter therapy believing their marriage is “too far gone” to ...

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Published in Marriage Education

Marriage Counselor in Portland, Oregon Reflects on Bickering

June 28, 2010 by

Even a marriage counselor in Portland, Oregon can be guilty of too much bickering, one of the most unpleasant of relationship habits. Recently on a vacation with my spouse we reflected on how we no longer bicker. (Actually he said we do so bicker, and I said we do not.)

It got ...

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Published in Communication Tips

The right Marriage Counseling could have helped Al and Tipper Gore

June 3, 2010 by

I imagine the Gores did try marriage counseling. But did they get the right kind of relationship help? We will probably never know, but this Monday Morning Quarterback wonders if they sought help that had all three essential components: tools, structure and education? It made me sad to hear of their separation ...

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Marriage Counselors should Warn Married Men:­ Being Happier than your Wife Could End in Divorce

May 21, 2010 by

An article in a British newspaper warned what marriage counselors have known for a long time,  that if the man of the house is less happy than his wife then the couple are much less likely to split up. On the other hand if the husband is much happier than his wife, ...

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Do New Things Together: as helpful as Marriage Counseling

May 14, 2010 by

A recent New York Times article by Tara Parker Pope, author of The Science of a Good Marriage, explores fidelity research and the commitment or “fidelity gene”.  Marriage counseling has long sought to prevent affairs. Pope concludes with the concept of Self-Expansion as a kind of commitment glue. The idea is pretty ...

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Published in Relationship Tips

What marriage counselors know: Personal Happiness Comes from Successful Marriages

April 30, 2010 by

What marriage counselors know: Personal Happiness Comes from Successful Marriages. Sandra Bullock’s Happiness Trade: Is it better to win a prestigious award or have a husband who won’t cheat on you? Columnist David Brooks gives us statistics on what makes people truly happy. Hint: it isn’t money or fame. As marriage counselors ...

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Marriage Counseling provides “The Magic Words”

April 30, 2010 by

In marriage counseling we see that the biggest mistake couples make in their communication is blaming one another. Imago Relationship theory takes this one step further and asks us to stop all blame, shame and criticism.  When I first heard this I wondered if I was ever going to be able to ...

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