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Bend Marriage Counselor Says: Stop the Blame Game! Part II

August 28, 2010 by

As a marriage counselor I see far too much blame. Blame hurts, it kills love and it isn’t correct and useful information for your spouse.  Consider my relationship advice on how to stop the Blame Game:

  1. Realize when you find yourself blaming your partner that you have unexpressed feelings or needs. ...
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Improving your Libido, Part II: What you can do to Increase your Libido

July 6, 2010 by

Being a marriage counselor in Portland, Oregon, means that I talk to couples and individuals regularly about improving their sexual desire. Sex drive has many contributing factors. Web MD suggests that there are 12 major areas that are “Sex Drive Killers” for women and men:

  • Stress
  • Relationship Problems
  • Alcohol
  • Parenting (privacy ...
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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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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

Portland, Oregon Marriage Counselor on Improving your Libido, Part I: Female Viagra still doesn’t work, but Brain has Solutions

June 24, 2010 by

As a Portland, Oregon marriage counselor I’m always looking for relationship advice to pass along. Researchers haven’t discovered any pharmaceutical miracles yet to increase women’s sexual desire, but luckily there are things that can be done naturally. I’m not against creating a “female Viagra” type drug, because I know how painful and ...

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Portland, Oregon Marriage counselor comments on Limbaugh Wedding

June 9, 2010 by

One of my esteemed colleagues in the field, marriage counselor Dr. Bill Doherty, has some interesting thoughts on the lessons to be learned from last week’s public marriage news of the rich and famous. I will highlight some of Dr. Doherty’s points, but to read his full comments please follow the link ...

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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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