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Portland Marriage Counselor: Two Words Key to a Happy Relationship

November 25, 2015 by

They’re two simple words that can do a world of good. They can make you feel appreciated, proud, and connected all at once.

What are they? “Thank you.”

We’re all guilty of failing to express gratitude at times in our life. Yet studies show that couples that express simple thanks to one ...

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Relationship Advice: What Women Want from Marriage

March 24, 2012 by

Are you looking for a little relationship advice to make your wife happier? Of course, what each woman wants from marriage will be different, but here are a few suggestions to get you started from an experienced Portland marriage counselor.

Be forgiving. Everyone makes mistakes now and then – and no one ...

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Published in Relationship Tips

Personal Rituals Can Bring Couples Together, Says Portland Marriage Counselor

March 18, 2012 by

As a Portland marriage counselor, I deal with clients who might be considering ending their relationship on a regular basis. Their problems all differ, but there is usually one common element shared between those who seem the most willing to give up on the relationship and part ways: they don’t have enough ...

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Published in Relationship Tips

Portland Marriage Counselor: Liking a Relationship versus Committing to It

March 8, 2012 by

A recent study from UCLA psychologists found something not all that surprising: when two people are committed to making a relationship work – regardless of any relationship issues that might come up – the chances of them divorcing go down dramatically. When they aren’t as committed, those chances skyrocket.

Obvious, right? Why ...

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Published in Relationship Tips

Relationship Advice: How to Prevent Nagging

March 6, 2012 by

In my past blogs, I shared relationship advice on how to recognize the factors that contribute to a pattern of nagging and negative communication in a marriage. As a Portland marriage counselor, this is one of the most common problems I see couples struggling with. Acknowledging the issue is an important first ...

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Relationship Problems: Why Nagging Happens – Part 2

February 20, 2012 by

There are some relationship problems that most couples will encounter at some point in their marriage, and nagging is certainly one of the most common. As a Portland marriage counselor, I work with many couples who have trouble communicating because of the resentment, frustration, and annoyance that nagging causes, and through relationship ...

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Relationship Help: Overcome Infidelity with Marriage Education

February 14, 2012 by

As a Portland marriage counselor, I know that going through an infidelity is one of the toughest things a relationship can experience. There are deep feelings of betrayal and anger on one end, and on the other, guilt and remorse and fear.

Many couples seek relationship help by going to traditional couples ...

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