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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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Couples Counseling: Money Talks, Nobody Walks

Problems occur in a relationship when the partners have conflicting styles and perspectives about money. Even though money is a leading cause of divorce, couples rarely explore their individual money-selves before tying the knot. Often a money conflict sparks the discussion and sheds light on areas of incompatibility. Handled well (with awareness, understanding, and objectivity) […]

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Can Relationship Transformation Work Make A Good Relationship Great? You bet it can.

 Relationship Transformation Work Can Change Your Life-Yields Big Pay-Out     At a dinner party the other night, an attractive 40-something woman asked me what I do.  I told her that I work with couples who want more satisfying relationships. “You mean you’re a therapist? I don’t believe in therapy. What’s the point?” she scoffed. […]

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13 Signs Your Relationship Is in Trouble

Your relationship is always changing in perceptible and imperceptible ways. Even the most rock solid ones are in a state of flux. Like nature, relationships have seasons and rhythms. But within each “season”, couples build stronger unions or drift apart. Your thoughts, words, attitudes and behaviors dictate the direction . You can choose to move […]

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