Relationship issues

Is Your Love for Your iPhone a Problem?

October 10, 2011 by

Technology causes a whole new host of relationship issues for the modern marriage. We have more and more things competing for our attention, leaving less time to focus on our relationships. Don’t think your affinity for technology is an issue? Consider this recent finding about one significant distraction: people are in love ...

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"Sweat the Small Stuff" to Keep Your Marriage Healthy

October 3, 2011 by

Major relationship issues like infidelity, abuse, or addiction get a lot of press, but the truth is they aren’t the culprits in most divorces. In fact, it’s often hard to pinpoint exactly when these relationship went south. The deterioration happens over time. Our lives get busier and busier, there are more and ...

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Published in Relationship Tips

Relationship Issues: Conflict Levels Don’t Change Much Over Time

September 19, 2011 by

One of the most common relationship issues that cause people to seek Portland marriage counseling is conflict, so I found it interesting when a recent study from Ohio State University reported that conflict levels don’t change much over the course of a marriage. They followed nearly 1,000 couples over 20 years, and ...

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Relationship Issues Causing Erectile Dysfunction May Stem from ‘Partner Betweenness’

September 2, 2011 by

Many relationship issues, health problems, and psychological factors can contribute to erectile dysfunction, but a recent study found a connection between erectile dysfunction and a situation called “partner betweenness,” which occurs when a wife or girlfriend has a stronger relationship with her partner’s confidants than he does. The correlation is strong: A ...

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