Couples Counseling

Here are some resources for those seeking information on couples counseling.

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Magic 5:1 Ratio: The Secret To A Healthy And Lasting Marriage

It doesn’t matter if you’re married to your soulmate or your best friend. You may be happy and in love with your spouse, but conflicts will always be an inevitable part of marriage. Conflicts may be normal and unavoidable, but there are ways to deal with them. How you handle these conflicts can make or break your relationship. Communicating and compromising are two key skills needed, but in reality, it’s easier said than done. Good …

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Myths And Facts About Same-Sex Couples Therapy

For many people, couples therapy is important for developing healthy relationships with loved ones. While so much of the conversation centers around resolving existing troubles, it’s not always prescriptive, especially in same sex couples therapy. Couples therapy can be a proactive way to build a better connection before issues come up. It can equip partners with the tools to deal with future conflict the right way. Indeed, the Gottman method focuses on teaching the skills …

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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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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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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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7 Ways You Can Practice The Sound Relationship House Theory In Your Marriage

The Sound Relationship House is a foundational theory introduced and developed by Dr. John Gottman. It says that a foundationally strong relationship is like a house. It contains weight-bearing pillars and floors that help couples establish a strong link. This structure, called the Sound Relationship House, has provided numerous couples with the foundations they need to have happy, healthy relationships that last. Gottman Sound Relationship House assists couples in managing their marriages and developing problem-solving …

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What to Expect When You Go to Couples Therapy

According to Dr. John Gottman, couples wait an average of six years before they make the decision to seek out couples therapy. That’s six long years of beating your heads against the wall hoping for a different outcome. That’s also more than enough time to have cultivated some ineffective and even downright unhelpful communication habits.

Finding A Great Therapist

Finding a Great Therapist: 14 Best Things to Do

You’ve decided that therapy will be a helpful addition to your life. Finding a great therapist is a great way to ensure that therapy benefits your well-being as much as possible.   But where do you start? There are so many factors that go into choosing a skilled therapist that it can seem overwhelming. What exactly should you consider when trying to find a great therapist?  That’s what we’re here for. We’re going to go over …

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Types of Couples Therapy

Types of Couples Therapy: 9 Great Options to Decide Between

Find Out Which Type of Couples Therapy Is Best for You Seeking help can be a challenging thing for some people. Whether it be pride, fear, or lack of knowledge about the subject, something prevents many people from attending marriage counseling.  However, marriage counseling and couples therapy can be beneficial in all types of relationships. In fact, couples who participate in counseling together have a 30 percent higher marital success rate than couples who do …

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