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The Common Patterns in Troubled Relationships

The Common Patterns in Troubled Relationships

Couples face conflict for all sorts of reasons, and no two relationships are exactly alike. With that being said, there are some commonalities among most troubled relationships. These patterns and habits don’t relate to specific instances, such as unfaithfulness or...

How to Thaw the “Winter Season” of a Marriage

How to Thaw the “Winter Season” of a Marriage

Every marriage goes through ups and downs, and passion naturally ebbs and flows with these changes. Yet, if you feel as though the fire in your relationship has been dormant for quite some time, it’s possible you could be finding yourself in what’s sometimes referred...

What to Look for When Seeking Couples Therapy

What to Look for When Seeking Couples Therapy

New Jersey residents are fortunate to have a range of counselors who specialize in relationship issues. Even online therapists who work with couples! Yet, it’s critical to make sure that an individual is the right fit for you. Especially when you’re putting something...

Should You Tell Your Children You’re in Marriage Counseling?

Should You Tell Your Children You’re in Marriage Counseling?

Many couples are openly embracing marriage counseling to strengthen their relationship. It can be especially useful for establishing better collaborative skills to approach challenges like raising a family. Yet, if you have children, should you clue them in about the...

5 Reasons to Seek Online Therapy in New Jersey

5 Reasons to Seek Online Therapy in New Jersey

COVID-19 forced many people to seek online therapy who never would have done so under normal circumstances. While this was a major shift, and many were skeptical, it hasn’t been all bad. In fact, some therapists have found that their clients want to stay online, even...

The Worst Advice for Couples Considering Divorce

The Worst Advice for Couples Considering Divorce

Just like when you announce any other life event like marriage or having a baby if you announce you’re getting a divorce, opinions will abound. Your loved ones just want to help, but some of their advice will just be bad, plain, and simple. How do you know what will...

Are You Married to An Addict?

Are You Married to An Addict?

Married to an addict in New Jersey? Let’s Talk. You aren’t really sure where to start with your marriage, but you know that being married to an addict is taking a toll. That’s where I come in. As a therapist, I’ve specialized in working with the family members of...