How to Get the Most Out of Couples Therapy

As a therapist, I often have a front row seat to relationship miracles. Well, okay, there are no miracles really. The fact is “fixing” a relationship takes work. It takes two people wanting it to work and then putting in the effort.Having said that, I have seen couples go from nearly ending it to being back in love, and liking and respecting each...[ read more ]

3 Ways to Communicate Better With Your Partner

If you’ve ever been in a romantic relationship, you know firsthand how frustrating it can be. Once two people start sharing more and more time together, perhaps even begin living under the same roof, arguments are bound to happen from time to time.Sure, you both started out on your best behavior – you both believed the other could do no...[ read more ]

The Impact of Grief on Relationships

Experiencing the death of a loved one is one of the most painful things each person must face. The shock of your beloved friend or family member having passed away, along with the finality of their death is difficult to deal with.Everyone Mourns DifferentlyThe process of mourning is a very personal experience. Because grief is so personal, each person reacts...[ read more ]

Can a Man “Just Be Friends” with a Woman While Being in a Relationship?

There are numerous experiences that I am constantly being exposed to.  When it comes to the topic of “friends” of the opposite sex while in a relationship, this one can really be contentious.  I recently came across a question that I just had to indulge.  The question was “can a man be just friends with a woman while being in...[ read more ]

Swiping Left: Tips on Dealing with Unwanted Romantic Attention Online

Many of us are all too familiar with this uncomfortable scenario: someone initially catches your eye, but for one reason or another you lose interest. After letting them know you’ve changed your mind and are no longer interested, they keep messaging you. Or perhaps you’ve never been interested in someone, but they seem to think you’re wrong about your own...[ read more ]

3 Reasons Why Men Should Try Therapy

Men have taken on a specific role in human development over the span of hundreds of thousands of years. While roles have very recently shifted somewhat, historically speaking, men have been the ones to fight the wars and build society. And if you think about it, it’s pretty hard to feel emotions, let alone process them, while on bloody battlefields...[ read more ]

4 Signs You’re Dating An Alcoholic

I want to speak with you today about how you determine if someone, yourself, or someone close to you, has an alcohol problem. I am going to reference some of the symptoms straight from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).  The DSM-5 is a manual used by mental health professionals to diagnose mental disorders.  There are a...[ read more ]

Why Narcissists Ignore You

  Have you ever met a narcissist? Are you familiar with narcissistic traits? I want to talk to you about a subject relative to the narcissist or people with narcissistic traits. There are a number of symptoms that describe someone who is narcissistic. I will briefly name just a few. These are the people who seem somewhat arrogant; they seem...[ read more ]

Why Consider Premarital Counseling with a Faith-Based Counselor

“’Til death do us part.” It’s a nice thought. Until about three years into the marriage when you realize you don’t really know the person you married.   Premarital counseling is a form of counseling offered by family therapists to help couples who are planning to marry. Premarital counseling is a great way for couples to identify and resolve any...[ read more ]

Meagan Good and Devon Franklin Announce a Split…Why??

I want to talk real about a topic that saddens me, concerning a marriage break up. DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good are divorcing after almost a decade of marriage, and so the question is why? Why are they divorcing now? It would be really dumb of me to really try to process why someone is getting a divorce, it's like...[ read more ]

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