Portland relationship counselor

Marriage: A Start-Up Guide from a Portland Relationship Counselor

March 22, 2012 by

As a Portland relationship counselor, I’ve helped many couples as they begin the lifelong journey of marriage together. Understanding the commitment you are making before you say “I do” is an important part of the long-term success of your relationship. Why are you getting married? What do you and your partner expect ...

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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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Published in Parenting Tips

Portland Relationship Counselor: Poor College Students Less Likely to Marry

March 10, 2012 by

Recently, I was surprised to read in a study that people from lower-income backgrounds who attend colleges and universities are far less likely than their more affluent peers to get married. As a Portland relationship counselor, this seemed very strange to me. One would think that – rich or poor – the ...

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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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Published in Relationship Tips

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.

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Published in Relationship Tips

Portland Relationship Counselor: When Sex Becomes Sex Addiction

December 5, 2011 by

As a Portland relationship counselor, I’ve noticed that the recent high profile cases of sex addiction – David Duchovny, Jesse James, and Tiger Woods – have left people with more questions than answers about the disorder. Some falsely believe that simply having an affair means you are a sex addict, but that’s ...

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