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Resolutions

Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone!  Do you feel you are surrounded with stories, suggestions, questions, and reminders about resolutions?  If your answer is "no", I'll admit, I am a bit jealous.  In the interest of full disclosure, I do not often set specific New Years...

How to Handle Unsolicited Advice

How to Handle Unsolicited Advice

Happy November!  This is by far my favorite time of the year.  In fact, my husband and I love this time of year so much he actually proposed around this time!  The following months were filled with holiday parties and engagement celebrations.  At the time, I was...

Learning to Respond to Your Partner

Learning to Respond to Your Partner

One of the most important lessons in couples therapy is learning how to respond rather than react to one another.  This communication tool is simple to learn and understand, yet tremendously important. When you react to someone, you are saying or doing the first thing...

Recovering from Infidelity

Recovering from Infidelity

Recovering from infidelity is possible!  I have seen couples enter the therapy room overwhelmed with feelings of shock, embarrassment, guilt, anger, grief, rage, and fear...and then after a little while, they learn how to turn towards one another, rebuild their trust,...

Providing Validation

Providing Validation

Validation:  The art of expressing recognition and acceptance of a person's emotional experience.  So...what does that actually mean?  Most of us have heard the term before, and we tend to be pretty good at recognizing when we are lacking validation from our partners,...

When and How to Start Counseling

When and How to Start Counseling

Often, one of the most difficult phases in counseling is the very beginning.  Knowing when the time is right for you to schedule your first session, and then how to do that. Let's start with when.  If you were to call me and ask "When should someone start counseling?"...

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