Relationship issues

Portland Marriage Counseling: The Secret to a Happy Retirement Is Sex

January 2, 2012 by

As our population continues to live longer and more fully, I find that I’m seeing more couples in their 60s and even 70s come to Portland marriage counseling with relationship issues. While issues at this stage of the relationship can come from numerous things, including children leaving the nest for good, there’s ...

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Study May Show That Men Are More Biologically Oriented, Says Portland marriage counselor

December 21, 2011 by

As a Portland marriage counselor, I’ve listened to countless women tell me that all their boyfriends or husbands ever think about is sex. And we’ve all heard the statistic that men have a sexual thought every seven seconds, right? For a 16 hour waking day, that would be 8,000 sex thoughts!

Well, ...

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Published in Relationship Tips

Learn How to Avoid Gift-giving Stress in Portland Marriage Counseling

December 16, 2011 by

At my Portland marriage counseling practice, my clients often talk to me about the stress they feel around birthdays, anniversaries, and especially the holidays to buy gifts that their partner will love. Some even go so far as to say they are afraid a bad gift will cause relationship issues.

Sadly, they ...

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How People Navigate Relationship Issues on the Web

November 29, 2011 by

Relationship issues change with the times, but perhaps never as fast as they have in recent years. Like it or not, we now live in an age where “private lives” is an oxymoron. The second anything happens to most of us, it’s been posted, tweeted, tagged, or blogged about – if not ...

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Published in Communication Tips

Relationship Education Can Improve All of Your Relationships Says Portland Marriage Counselor

November 21, 2011 by

As a Portland marriage counselor, I can tell you based on my experience that the first models we have for how relationships are supposed to work are our parents. If mom and dad have a loving, supportive relationship based on mutual trust, honest communication, and affection, we will have a healthier outlook ...

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Published in Marriage Education

Portland Marriage Counselor’s Advice on Avoiding Same-Sex Divorce

October 24, 2011 by

As a Portland marriage counselor, I have helped many same-sex couples avoid divorce. Even if you aren’t able to legally marry in the state of Oregon, many couples still consider themselves married and have committed to a lifelong relationship with their partner. The pain of divorce is the same, even without the ...

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Relationship Issues: Politics and Dating

October 17, 2011 by

Relationship issues are hard enough without getting politics in the mix! That may be why more singles are likely to admit they are overweight than to share information on their political leanings.

But it turns out they may be better off listing it, since married couples share political views more than any ...

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Published in Relationship Tips