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February 1, 2019

We survived January and 2019 is in full swing.  Valentine’s day is almost upon us.  Besides your anniversary and your partner’s birthday, it could be one of the most important days to plan for.  This is an opportunity to do something intentional rather than waiting for...

January 4, 2019

We learn about relationships from the time that we are in the womb.  We need close relationships as much as we need food and water.  We learn how to have relationships from our families, friends, movies, books, etc.  Some of the things we learn are helpful and others n...

December 7, 2018

Relationships during the holiday can be both very special and close as well as very stressful, disconnecting.   There are so many traditions and memories that at times you can feel overwhelmed.  How can you develop the ability to deal with the stress and busyness as we...

November 9, 2018

I recently heard someone say that if they get in a relationship, the other person won’t be able to change them.  Part of me thought, “Why would you want to be in a relationship with someone who would want to change you right away.”  The other part of me thought, “If yo...

September 7, 2018

September is here. The kids are back in school.  Life is resuming its rhythm of work, school, and activities busyness.  Is there room in all that busyness to maintain a relationship?  Is the busyness sucking the life out of your relationship? 

There are o...

August 10, 2018

Are relationships really that important?  Is it possible to live your life without relationships?   There are times when relationships feel harder to have than others.  When we are fighting about something we feel is important or when someone has hurt us, relationships...

July 6, 2018

Do you ever have times in your relationship when you wonder if it is worth it to be together?  Relationships can be a real challenge for anyone.  I am a couples therapist.  I help couples to gain insights into patterns and issues that might be causing them to not be ab...

March 19, 2018

Is it possible to have peace amid the chaos of parenting?  It is easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless to accomplish the many demands of parenting along with trying to find some peace in the monumental task before you.  Getting too short-sighted by thinking that the m...

March 6, 2018

 Our romantic relationships can be some of our most rewarding yet difficult relationships.  There are many reasons why we got together in the first place and other reasons why we stay together.  No matter the reasons, all relationships need to be nurtured and at some p...

January 22, 2018

Change can be difficult to make stick.  How many times have those January resolutions ended up being given up on or forgotten about by February?  How many times have you beaten yourself up because you did not lose the weight?  Is there something wrong with you or is it...

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