Portland marriage counseling

Portland Marriage Counseling: Effort Should Always Be Appreciated

March 16, 2012 by

In sessions with my Portland marriage counseling clients, the relationship advice frequently tends to be on how you can be proactive in solving problems by doing things – talking to your partner, listening to your partner, engaging in compromise, planning date nights. However, it is often just as important to show your ...

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Facebook Can Cause Relationship Problems for Those with Low Self-Esteem

March 12, 2012 by

Relationship problems caused by a lack of attention can serious issues, but sometimes one partner may have unrealistic expectations. No matter how diligently their partner has worked to express his or her love, it just doesn’t seem to be enough. The attention-seeking partner always has some new fear about why things are ...

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Published in Relationship Tips

Portland Marriage Counseling: Helping Your Partner through Pregnancy

February 4, 2012 by

One of the most common things I hear from my Portland marriage counseling clients who have just had a child is how unexpectedly fast the pregnancy really was… and how unprepared they felt for the actual birth.

Most of my pregnant clients in Portland marriage counseling have some sort of idea about ...

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Published in Parenting Tips

Relationship Advice: Women’s Sexual Satisfaction Increases with Age

January 27, 2012 by

Many older couples seek relationship advice in Portland marriage counseling for problems with intimacy. As we age, we often experience lower sexual desire and have concerns about how we look or can perform. But there’s good news! Most people can still have an active and satisfying sex life. A recent study published ...

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Relationship Issues: Should You Hold Off on Having Kids?

January 8, 2012 by

One of the relationship issues most couples face at some point in their marriage is deciding the right time to have children. And in this current economic climate, more people are deciding to hold off. Just how many? The U.S. birth rate is at an 11-year low. Money is a huge concern. ...

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Published in Parenting Tips

Portland Marriage Counseling: Having a Baby Will Cause Relationship Issues

January 5, 2012 by

You need to know this, first time parents: whatever relationship issues you have now will only get worse after you have your baby. I don’t say this to deter anyone from having children. They can be wonderful additions to our life in many amazing ways. But I do believe it needs to ...

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Published in Parenting Tips

Portland Marriage Counseling: The Secret to a Happy Retirement Is Sex

January 2, 2012 by

As our population continues to live longer and more fully, I find that I’m seeing more couples in their 60s and even 70s come to Portland marriage counseling with relationship issues. While issues at this stage of the relationship can come from numerous things, including children leaving the nest for good, there’s ...

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