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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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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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Seek Relationship Help. Divorce Doesnt Always Come with No Regrets

November 13, 2011 by

Seeking relationship help may still be an option even if you have already started divorce proceedings. In a recent study by William J. Doherty, divorcing parents were asked if they were interested in services to help them reconcile. At least 10% of the couples were both interested, and at least 30% of ...

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Portland Marriage Counselor Debunks Myth That Divorce Follows Extended Misery

November 3, 2011 by

As a Portland marriage counselor, I find that most people believe divorce occurs after a long period of misery and intense conflict between the spouses, but from my practice, I can tell you that’s not usually the case. Recent studies support what I’ve seen firsthand. About 50 to 66% of couples who ...

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Healing After an Infidelity, Seek Relationship Help

July 7, 2011 by

Infidelity is one of the hardest issues a marriage can face, but divorce isn’t inevitable. In fact, it may be hard to believe this now, but in my years working in Portland, Oregon marriage counseling, I have seen many couples emerge with a stronger and healthier relationship than before. Both partners need ...

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Infidelity: “Virtual” Facebook Cheating Has Real World Consequences

July 4, 2011 by

Infidelity can destroy a marriage in one misguided moment. As a Portland relationship counselor, I’ve seen this far too many times. Why, then, do so many culprits seem to think “virtual” infidelities on Facebook or other social media sites will be seen differently? And why, when confronted with these problems in society, ...

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Portland Marriage Counselor helps Stepfamilies Succeed

April 21, 2011 by

As a Portland marriage counselor I know that stepfamilies have a set of unique challenges. Stepfamilies are always born of loss and the children most acutely feel the pain of the divorce. The children in a blended family may act out negatively as they struggle with the loss. “It takes both parties-children ...

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