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Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Do you ever wonder if your relationship is abusive? If you even ask yourself this question it’s probably troubling enough, but know that you are not alone. One in three women in the U.S. is physically assaulted by a partner at least once in her lifetime. Every nine seconds a woman is beaten or attacked. […]

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I’m married. Why do I feel so lonely?

In Tom’s fifth session, we explored why he found it so difficult to ask people, including his wife Janice of 15 years, to give him what he needs. Let’s eavesdrop on the conversation. “It’s hard for me to ask anyone for anything. I’d rather walk than ask for a ride, starve than borrow money, or […]

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The Five Stages of Relationship

Nature evolves in predetermined patterns: day follows night, winter spring, and adulthood follows childhood and infancy. This is also true of romantic relationships. Although each couple is unique, relationships tend to evolve in patterns or stages. Each stage provides a set of challenges that result either in personal growth and expansion or getting stuck in […]

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Relationships Need Nurturing Too

Relationships Need Nurturing Too.  Have you watered yours lately? Samantha and Will thought that they had reached the end of the line.  After six years of marriage they had drifted light years apart. Trying to have a normal conversation had become a Herculean task. “Other than the children, we have absolutely nothing in common any […]

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