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Portland Relationship Counselor Gives Relationship Tips: Stop Blaming

February 16, 2011 by

This Portland relationship counselor has many opportunities to challenge couples to “put down the magnifying glass and to pick up the mirror”. Let’s look closely at this relationship tip and see what it really means. I have seen hundreds of couples unconsciously engage in the habit of looking at and verbalizing the ...

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Portland Oregon Marriage Counselor says Think Before you Speak

October 11, 2010 by

This Portland Oregon marriage counselor knows that words can evoke strong feelings. How words are used, what ones are used and the spirit in which they are delivered always invites a reaction. When the reaction we have is pleasant the communication deepens the partnership bond, however, when we perceive that the words ...

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Marriage Counselors see problems with "And the Two Shall Become One"

June 7, 2010 by

Marriage counselors often hear a couple’s pain over unmet expectations. “And the two shall become one…” words that most of us have heard from the Bible at a wedding ceremony, exemplify some common expectations. Does this mean that our marriage union will become the focus of our lives?  What happens when partners ...

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Do New Things Together: as helpful as Marriage Counseling

May 14, 2010 by

A recent New York Times article by Tara Parker Pope, author of The Science of a Good Marriage, explores fidelity research and the commitment or “fidelity gene”.  Marriage counseling has long sought to prevent affairs. Pope concludes with the concept of Self-Expansion as a kind of commitment glue. The idea is pretty ...

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