Marriage Problems

Relationship Counseling Can Help If You Don’t Like Your Partner’s Parents

October 11, 2016 by

The stereotype of unbearable in-laws isn’t just for the movies. Many individuals struggle with liking or being accepted by their significant other’s parents or family members.

There’s a multitude of factors that could go into this: your partner’s mother may be overprotective, you might not share the same political or religious views, ...

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Marriage Problems Caused By the Cost of a New Baby Can Be Alleviated

March 14, 2012 by

Marriage problems related to money are a common reason why couples come to see a Portland relationship counselor. Finances can be a huge stressor, whether you learn that you’re not being honest with each other about how much you have or both of you are simply worried about not having enough. Add ...

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Marriage Problems: Why Nagging Happens – Part 1

February 17, 2012 by

Nagging isn’t always taken as seriously as other marriage problems, but it is a major contributor to conflict and unhappiness in many relationships. It occurs when one partner makes a request repeatedly, such as completing a household repair, while the other partner repeatedly ignores it, leaving both partners annoyed and frustrated from ...

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Portland Relationship Counselor Describes a Sexually Healthy Marriage

January 25, 2012 by

Many clients at my Portland relationship counselor practice are embarrassed when they come to discuss problems in their sex life. Not only because of the intimate nature of the admission, but because many of them – especially those in long-term relationships – feel like their sexual unhappiness is something that they should ...

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A Portland Relationship Counselor Says Generosity Can Help Your Marriage

December 29, 2011 by

As a Portland relationship counselor, I try to pay attention to new research and trends so that I can better help my clients with their marriage problems. Recently I ran across a study about how generosity between partners can make your relationship feel satisfying, even in the face of other issues.

The ...

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Marriage Problems and Chronic Illness: You Can Tackle This Together.

April 15, 2011 by

Marriage problems resulting from chronic illness are common, yet many of us don’t consider that possibility when we are young, healthy, and standing at the altar. But it happens and can put a serious strain on your relationship. It can be exhausting not just physically, but also emotionally and psychologically. You may ...

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Marriage Problems? Date Night Might Be the Solution

March 23, 2011 by

If you’re struggling with marriage problems, one step toward a solution might be simpler than you think: schedule a date night. This recommendation is often given to couples with kids. After all, it can be hard to keep the romance alive when you’re dealing with the demands of children. But even couples ...

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