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When Is The Best Time For Couples Counseling?

For many couples, starting relationship counseling can be the hardest part of the whole process. There’s a lot of conflicting information that can make the research phase intimidating. Luckily, we’re here to help.  In this guide, we’ll go through all the details you need to find the best support for your relationship. We’ll break down the questions couples need to ask each other and themselves, what to expect when sitting down with a therapist, and …

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How You Can Rebuild Trust In Your Marriage After Cheating

There’s no easy way to talk about cheating and no magic method to rebuild trust. Infidelity can leave a betrayed partner feeling more than just hurt. It can create the kind of uncertainty and anger that makes them wonder if the relationship is even worth saving. The good news for couples who want a rebuild the relationship is that it’s still possible. The work involved won’t look the same for both partners. As the one …

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9 Tips On How To Heal From A Toxic Relationship

Leaving a toxic relationship is a brave step that everyone deserves the freedom to take. But breaking up comes with stress, anxiety, and emotions that need to be processed. That’s true even after a healthy relationship. Bouncing back takes time, but there are ways to support your journey throughout. Ways how to heal from a toxic relationship aren’t the same for everyone. It’s a process unique to your experiences and situation. That said, toxic partners …

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How To Proceed With Polyamory? 20 Questions To Ask Yourself

Polyamory has been around as long as societies have existed. That’s because every romantic relationship throughout history, including monogamy, was shaped by cultural values. Monogamy may seem like the default in today’s society, but it’s overrepresented.  According to US Census reports, 1 in 5 adults say they’ve engaged in consensual non-monogamy (CNM) at some point. If you’re considering going poly or struggling with an aspect of how to proceed with polyamory, these sets of questions …

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Therapist-Recommended Communication Exercises For Couples

Conflicts can help us gauge the health of a relationship. Note that the presence of conflict isn’t a fatal sign on its own. We can learn more from how couples deal with conflict, and how partners treat each other as individuals.  Exercising good communication skills with your partner is necessary to keep a strong and healthy relationship. This also helps determine if an argument pulls a couple apart or brings them closer together. That’s why …

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7 Ways To Understand What Women Want In A Relationship

A question that has puzzled men for centuries: What do women really want in a relationship? Gender differences can leave men completely clueless on answering this question. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we discuss how to find the right answers in understanding what women want in a relationship, particularly from their male partners. Every woman is a mystery of her own, and it’s important for men to familiarize themselves with it in order to …

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Online vs. In-Person Therapy: Which Is Best For Couples?

Lockdowns have caused people to stay at home longer than usual. While it did bring couples together physically, it may have also caused mental, emotional, and sometimes, physical stress to their relationship. Good thing couple’s therapy can now happen online. While the pandemic limited face-to-face interactions, everybody turned to virtual therapy and found the next best alternative. But when everything is slowly getting back to normal, should you also get back to your therapist’s office …

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13 Signs You Are Destroying Your Marriage (Without Realizing It)

Despite the happily ever after trope popularized in media, a happy, healthy marriage isn’t one devoid of conflict. Instead, partners continue to bond by solving problems together while respecting each other as individuals. Doing this involves communication, empathy, trust, openness, and a willingness to be proactive. When we discuss the reasons behind failed marriages, it can be tempting to look at big one-time events. These can certainly be dealbreakers, but some issues are more subtle. …

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Easy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For Every Relationship Type

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. It’s hard not to notice when everything around you seem to make you feel you should have something planned by now. But whether you’re planning on bringing her to the fanciest dinner date or getting him the coolest gift, it’s always about taking this opportunity to create more shared meaning as a couple. Aside from thinking about the best gift to get your partner, coming up with the …

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Bianca Cordero

February Spotlight – Bianca Cordero

What is your name & role at The Relationship Place?
Hi! My name is Bianca Cordero, I’m an office manager at The Relationship Place and the executive assistant to Dr. Dana McNeil.

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