Craving Closeness? 5 Ways to Overcome Your Intimacy Issues

Craving Closeness?  5 Ways to Overcome Your Intimacy Issues

Couples frequently enter counseling because they have “drifted apart” and don’t know how to regain the closeness and intimacy they once shared. Healthy relationships require investment of time and energy. With so many distractions and pulls from social media venues, it is easy to lose intimacy and not even realize that it’s happening. If that is happening to you, read on for help in restoring intimacy to your relationship.

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Infidelity All Over Again: What Now?

Infidelity All Over Again:  What Now?

Many couples enter counseling to repair their marriage after infidelity. Many are successful and build a relationship that is stronger than it ever was before. For those couples, however, who experience repeated episodes of infidelity, the challenge is more complicated. Both partners must be willing to look deep within themselves as well as at the relationship to find meaning and the courage to change maladaptive patterns.

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How to Deal With a Spouse Who "Needs Space"

How to Deal With a Spouse Who "Needs Space"

Your spouse has told you they need some “space.” Alarming news, right? Don’t panic. Calmly talk with your spouse to determine exactly what they mean. Perhaps they need more time with friends or more alone time. Make it a productive time for yourselves as a couple to reflect on your marriage as well as your personal needs in the relationship. Read on. . .

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How To Make Your Marriage Less Competitive and More Cooperative

How To Make Your Marriage Less Competitive and More Cooperative

Actual marriage is not a sit-com TV show where couples garner laughs with their sarcasm and witty put-downs of each other. As entertaining as it might be to watch, berating and competing with your partner can be harmful in real-life settings. Healthy competition in reaching goals can be worthwhile, whereas more serious striving to best each other is never worthwhile. Read on to learn the difference and how to promote cooperation rather that competition.

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Is Emotional Self-Protection Stifling Your Marital Connection?

Is Emotional Self-Protection Stifling Your Marital Connection?

Emotional self-protection is normal in even the healthiest of marriages. There are times, however, when one spouse might take self-protection to an extreme that interferes with emotional intimacy in the marriage. Past traumas and abuse are usually contributing factors. If you feel that you or your spouse is overly protective and avoiding vulnerability, this blog can help you. Read on to learn more.

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Warning Signs of Infidelity and What to Do About Them

Warning Signs of Infidelity and What to Do About Them

Trust is one of the foundations of a healthy relationship. Unfortunately, Infidelity is occurring more frequently in marriages and committed relationships, partly because of the opportunity for secrecy that smartphones afford. Spouses do not want to be suspicious snoops without reason, but sometimes red flags appear that create suspicion. This blog points out a few common warning signs that warrant attention.

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Engagement Anxiety: What It Is and What It Means for Your Relationship

Engagement Anxiety:  What It Is and What It Means for Your Relationship

You have worked up the courage to say “Will you marry me?” or to say “Yes” in response to that question. Or you have decided to live together. Now you’re feeling anxious about whether you’re doing the right thing. Are you really prepared for such a big step? Even if you have complete faith in your decision and know you are prepared, engagement anxiety still creeps in. Read on to learn how to manage those feelings.

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