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Relationship Problems: Weight Gain after Marriage and Divorce

October 19, 2011 by

One of the relationship problems that doesn’t get discussed a lot is weight gain after marriage and divorce. In the two years after any marital transition, you are more likely than your unmarried counterparts to put on a little weight. For most, it’s relatively small, but for some, it can be significant.

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Couples Counseling Can Help Ease Transition into Retirement

July 21, 2011 by

Couples counseling may not be the first thing you think of when embarking on retirement, but you may be surprised how much of an impact this life change has on your relationship. You may be surprised to find yourself needing relationship advice after being together for so long. After all, this is ...

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Portland Oregon Marriage Counselor says Divorce Doesn’t Have to Be Contagious

July 11, 2011 by

Is divorce contagious? Although a popular study says “yes”, this Portland Oregon marriage counselor can reassure you that it need not be. The study says that your chances of divorce are 75% higher if your friends or family members announce their split.

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Divorce Doesn’t Need to Happen

October 13, 2010 by

To get a divorce because love has died, is like selling your car because it ran out of gas. All romantic relationships run out of gas for two reasons. First because we buy into the myth that if the people are right for one another then there the partnership will take care ...

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Portland Oregon Marriage Counselor says Think Before you Speak

October 11, 2010 by

This Portland Oregon marriage counselor knows that words can evoke strong feelings. How words are used, what ones are used and the spirit in which they are delivered always invites a reaction. When the reaction we have is pleasant the communication deepens the partnership bond, however, when we perceive that the words ...

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Portland Oregon Marriage Counselor asks, Do you Undermine Love?

September 28, 2010 by

 

I am a long term Portland Oregon marriage counselor and came across an article I believe pertains to many or most of the couples I work with. Relationship experts Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt who wrote Getting the Love you Want and pioneered Imago Relationship Therapy were recently interviewed by ...

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