Financial Stressors

Couples worried about debt collectors, repossession, or the next wave of bills don’t often feel like cuddling much.   When money is tight, intimacy and the comfort of connection often give way to tension and resentment. Conversations repeatedly disintegrate into … Continue reading

Addiction

An addict in a relationship has two problems.   First, he or she is dealing with a substance or behavior that he or she cannot manage. Second, his or her partnership with the person they love the most is compromised … Continue reading

Anger

Anger between partners doesn’talways look the same. Sometimes it boils hot, asoutrage and lost tempers spill all over the place. Sometimes anger appears cold and aloof, punishing with silence and absence.   Either way,ongoing anger is not an optimalsituation or … Continue reading

Betrayal

Wikipedia defines betrayal as “the breaking or violation of a presumptive contract, trust, or confidence that produces moral and psychological conflict within a relationship amongst individuals, between organizations or between individuals and organizations.”   Simply put, betrayal is a shock. … Continue reading

Infidelity

If your world has been shattered by the discovery that your partner is having an affair, you might be wondering if your relationship can survive it, or if you should even bother trying to save it. Complicating the situation is … Continue reading

Financial Stressors

Research done in 2013 confirms that money is the #2 stressor for Americans, behind job pressures. Money issues can include loss of a job, reduced retirement income, overwhelming medical expenses, living paycheck to paycheck, and simply overspending.   Financial stress … Continue reading

Domestic Violence Counseling

Domestic violence is known by many names: domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and dating abuse. Domestic violence involves the abuse by one partner against another in an intimate relationship (marriage, cohabitation, dating, or within the family) and canrange from subtle … Continue reading

Communication Issues

Communication is the cornerstone to a successful relationship.  How couples handle arguments, view their friendship in the marriage, and problem solve together can often predict the success of the marriage.   Good communication skills are critical to having a positive … Continue reading