Marriage Counseling Blog

Couples Therapy Failures

Couples Therapy Failures

The failure rate for marriage counseling is unbelievably high. Sounds depressing doesn’t it? There are some reasons why it doesn’t work so you can be forewarned: Too Late Couples often wait until one or both have turned AGAINST their marriage. They believe no matter...

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When babies don’t bring joy

When babies don’t bring joy

Having a new baby is a life changing event. It’s also a relationship changing event. Despite all the sweet Instagram moments captured, it is reported that more than 60% of couples report a significant loss of satisfaction in their relationship post-baby. Couples...

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Fighting Patterns

Fighting Patterns

Most couples come into marriage counseling looking for help with their communication. They insist they just can’t communicate with one another. However, a typical couple has fallen into a predictable pattern of communicating that is no longer effective. They enter a...

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TimeOut!

TimeOut!

I have spent a lot of years watching kids learn to play sports. As they grow into their ability to utilize their individual skills and operate as a team, there are many opportunities for a coach to step in and help them operate more efficiently. Sometimes players get...

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Car Repairs & Marriage

Car Repairs & Marriage

My adolescent son, who loves all things mechanical and auto related, ran his car dry of oil. In his exuberance to live his life, he neglected routine maintenance and ended up with a very broken car. He had two options: scrap it or rebuild it. The rebuild process is...

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Reasons Couples Divorce

Reasons Couples Divorce

“Reasons Couples Divorce” “Why are so many couples getting divorced?” I’m often asked. John Gottman and his team of researchers at the University of Washington have pinpointed the four most toxic behaviors leading to marital dissatisfaction and dissolution. “We’re...

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Communication

Communication

When most couples have struggled long enough in their marriages to decide to seek help in marriage and family therapy, their most frequent complaint in their initial intake interview is problems with communication. Sometimes, communication is the actual problem. For...

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Blended Families

Blended Families

Marrying a single parent is complicated. It doesn’t take very long to realize that the Disney fantasy of happily ever after is just that, a fantasy. The divorce rate for blended family couples is dramatically higher than traditional first marriages. Why? Competing...

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Blended Couple:
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