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Portland Relationship Coach: “Spring Clean” Your Relationship

March 22, 2017 by

Spring cleaning will be here before you know it! The age-old tradition allows everyone to shake off the dust outside, freshen up the home, and welcome the warmer weather.

But did you know you can also bring some spring cleaning to your relationship? As spring arrives, consider introducing the following practices into ...

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Relationship Advice: The Mating Market Resembles a Supermarket

February 10, 2016 by

Life is about choices. And right now we may have too many to choose from. When we go to a mall, we can go to a variety of stores. When we go to school, we can choose from a long list of courses. When we’re looking for a new car, we have ...

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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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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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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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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 Advice: Plan for Retirement Together

February 11, 2012 by

Heading into retirement can be an exciting time, but one of the best pieces of relationship advice I can give you is to plan for this transition with your partner. As a Portland marriage counselor, I’ve noticed that some couples struggle because they’ve spent several decades with a certain routine and suddenly ...

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