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5 Signs You Need Couples Therapy

5 Signs You Need Couples Therapy

For many individuals, the decision to go to couples’ therapy may signal defeat. But in reality, the earlier you decide to go, the better the odds are that your relationship can make it. According to John Gottmans’s research the average length of time a couple waits...

7 Benefits of Marriage Counseling

7 Benefits of Marriage Counseling

Marriage isn’t easy, even for the most compatible individuals. Over the course of a long-term relationship, countless changes take place, and each partner’s needs may evolve as a result. While maintaining a marriage takes a fair amount of effort, most couples who make...

A Beginner’s Guide to Relationship Therapy

A Beginner’s Guide to Relationship Therapy

Altering How the Relationship is Understood Your therapist can help you identify and  break the blame cycle; look at your relationship through a more objective lens. They do this by learning about your stressors or sources of conflict in the relationship, then helping...

How to Support A Partner to Seek Treatment for Substance Abuse

How to Support A Partner to Seek Treatment for Substance Abuse

Watching a loved one struggle with substance abuse can put anyone through a complex range of challenging emotions. You may feel frustrated, sad, angry, and ultimately, helpless. While it may feel as if there’s little you can do to help your partner overcome addiction,...

5 Benefits of Therapy for Family Members of Recovering Addicts

5 Benefits of Therapy for Family Members of Recovering Addicts

Successful completion of addiction treatment is no small feat, and this monumental step towards a lifetime of recovery certainly deserves recognition. Recovery doesn’t end after a rehab, however. For people who have experienced addiction, a treatment plan should...

Benefits of Couples’ Therapy After Substance Abuse

Benefits of Couples’ Therapy After Substance Abuse

In a partnership, addiction affects both people. While undergoing detox or inpatient rehab is an important hurdle to overcome, couples are often left wondering how to move forward in their relationship afterwards. If you or your loved one is recovering from substance...

3 Popular Marriage Counseling Techniques

3 Popular Marriage Counseling Techniques

For many people, going to couples’ therapy and realizing its benefits firsthand is satisfying enough. Others, however, are interested in learning the why behind counseling, including why and how certain methods work. If you’re considering therapy for yourself and your...

5 Common Couples’ Therapy Questions to Expect

5 Common Couples’ Therapy Questions to Expect

Often when a new couple comes in there’s what we call the “Drag-er”  and the “Drag-ee”, meaning there’s one member of the couple who is more enthusiastic about couples therapy than the other.   If you and your partner are considering couples’ counseling, or your...

Is Your Relationship Worth Saving?

Is Your Relationship Worth Saving?

Whether a recent event has rocked the foundation of your relationship or you feel disconnected from your loved one over time, you may be questioning whether the partnership is even worth saving. On the one hand,  if you’re asking yourself this question in the first...