Infidelity, Affair, and Recovery

  Infidelity can have devastating effects on any marital relationship. Unfortunately, affairs are a relatively frequent event in relationships. Both men and women admit to having an affair while in a relationship which led to the breakup or divorce. Affairs can happen in 1 out of every 3 marriages. 22% of men say that they’ve

Do you know how to fight fair with your partner?

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Do you know how to fight fair? What DO couples in loving relationships do when they resolve conflict? Too often good marriages are taken for granted and we forget to nurture and care for them.  FIVE things couples who know how to fight fair Do   1) Soft Startups  They start the conversations with some facts.

Is the arrival of a New Baby Hurting Your Marriage?

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Can your relationship or marriage withstand the challenges of taking care for a newborn baby? 67% of couples reported that their marital satisfaction took a nosedive after the arrival of their baby. For many married couples, their first child often arrived within the first five years of marriage. And this period in any relationship has been shown

Distressed Couples need Connection

Distressed Couple need connection with each other. What is more strengthening and healing than being understood and emotionally attached to my love? To pull away from each other can send the wrong message– that your partner is unacceptable as he or she is or even I’m unacceptable the way I am.  When we withdraw for each

Marriage Counseling and Relationships

Why marriage counseling? Our society has created a lot of myths about adulthood, relationships and marriage counseling. These myths are played out everywhere. We hear them in our childhood, in the media, at school an when we talk with friends. “Grow up. Be a man.” “You can handle it. Suck it up.” “You’re an independent

Three Reasons to Seek Relationship Counseling

Being in a relationship definitely has its ups and downs. It’s normal to hit a couple of bumps along the way, no matter how long you’ve been together. But sometimes the bumps get bigger and there’s more than you feel you can handle. Relationship counseling has become more popular in the last few years as

Marital Communication – Blamed for Everything

Have You been sent to the Therapist’s Office for Poor Marital Communication? I  feel bad for marital communication, because it gets blamed for everything. For generations, in survey after survey, couples have rated marital communication as the number one problem in marriage. It’s not. Marital communication is getting a bad rap. It’s like the kid

Relationship Counselling Helps Unwrap the Gift of Forgiveness

There is no better time than the beginning of the New Year to focus on giving, togetherness and new beginnings to consciously put behind one’s anger, bitterness or regrets, and embrace forgiveness—whether it needs to be sought, or offered. As anyone who has benefited from relationship counselling can attest, while the road to forgiveness is

Is it Possible to Save your Marriage?

5 Quick tips to Saving your Marriage 1) Accept Responsibility for Yourself You and only you are responsible for your actions or inactions. This can be a real tough statement to accept, because it means you need to look at yourself, your words and your behaviours and see how they have impacted your partner and