relationship problems

Facebook Can Cause Relationship Problems for Those with Low Self-Esteem

March 12, 2012 by

Relationship problems caused by a lack of attention can serious issues, but sometimes one partner may have unrealistic expectations. No matter how diligently their partner has worked to express his or her love, it just doesn’t seem to be enough. The attention-seeking partner always has some new fear about why things are ...

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Relationship Problems: Why Nagging Happens – Part 2

February 20, 2012 by

There are some relationship problems that most couples will encounter at some point in their marriage, and nagging is certainly one of the most common. As a Portland marriage counselor, I work with many couples who have trouble communicating because of the resentment, frustration, and annoyance that nagging causes, and through relationship ...

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Portland Marriage Counselor: Tips for Coping with Your In-Laws

December 14, 2011 by

In-laws can be the cause a lot of relationship problems – especially for newlyweds who are also trying to learn how to live as a married couple for the first time. Perhaps your wife’s parents are always making cutting remarks or overriding the decisions you’ve made together as a couple. Or your ...

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A Portland Marriage Counselor Explains Relationship Education through Imago Therapy

December 1, 2011 by

In a recent Portland marriage counselor blog, I wrote about how relationship education can help all of your relationships, not just your romantic ones. Relationship problems most often come from unrealistic expectations and a lack of understanding or communication between two people, and relationship education teaches you how to recognize this in ...

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Why Do Happy Newlyweds Eventually Divorce?

November 16, 2011 by

Relationship problems are often the least of your worries when you’re a newlywed. Most couples are still riding high on all those wonderful “love” hormones. The world seems perfect, and you know you found your soul mate. So why do some of these happy couples end up divorcing years down the road? ...

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Relationship Problems: Bad Economy Causing Acting Out Sexually

October 31, 2011 by

The terrible economy may be a contributor to many relationship problems, including men acting out sexually. Why? When faced with a threatening environment, like the bad economy, men are more likely to seek out more sexual partners. This short-term mating strategy gives them a higher likelihood of passing on their genes to ...

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Relationship Problems: The Geography of Divorce

October 27, 2011 by

Relationship problems happen in all parts of the country, and so does divorce. The Census Bureau recently released a report that gives some insight into the “geography” of divorce. Couples in the Southern states have higher rates of divorce than other regions and the Northeast has the lowest.

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