Author Archive | Mary Ellen Goggin

Can Your Relationship Survive An Affair?

Infidelity: Can Your Relationship Survive An Affair? I was reading an article last night by a fellow psychologist on the subject of infidelity. The author is frequently seen on television and the covers of magazines dispensing his golden nuggets of wisdom.  His recommendation to someone who’s discovered his or her partner has cheated on them […]

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Marriage Counseling Can Transform Your Relationship

Marriage Counseling Can Transform Your Relationship Marriage and Couples Counseling can be successful given the right ingredients: readiness, right timing, and resonance with a marriage counselor (and better yet, a counselor couple) who is experienced, knowledgeable, and highly skilled. Private intensive weekend retreats with the right mix of elements can be even more successful. The […]

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Benefits of Intensive Couples Counseling Retreat with a PhD Husband-Wife Team

We’re all human. Well, most of us. Invariably, during an intensive couples counseling retreat, Meg and I exchange not-so-secret smiles of acknowledgment when one partner starts riffing about an ultra-annoying habit of the other. Think crinkling candy wrappers during movies, open-mouth chewing, fidgeting, fiddling, finger-tapping, incessant sighing, yelling from another room,  not making eye contact […]

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Commitment Phobic or Just Confused?

Commitment Phobic or Just Confused by the Words “I Do”? I’m going out on a limb here by stating that the deep down cause of commitment phobia is the historic baggage associated with marriage as an impersonal institution of marriage and NOT lack of love. It’s about fear of loss of self and personal freedom. […]

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