Posts Tagged ‘couples counseling’

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Making relationships goals as a gay couple

As a couples therapist, one of the first things I do is help a couple establish shared goals for our work together. This is important because it helps keep us on track and gives us talking points for exploring our work down the road. Developing shared relationship goals is not only important for counseling. It…

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How to address communication problems in your relationship

When people call to seek couples counseling, they often say that communication problems are their number one concern. Communication problems can mean a variety of different things and we’ll explore a few common types here. Typically, a communication breakdown is one of two things. You and your partner have stopped talking about important things all…

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10 fun questions to ask your partner

Most couples want better communication and increased intimacy.  But how do you make that happen? Below is a list of 10 fun questions to ask your partner on your next dinner date.  The purpose of this exercise is to encourage you change up your routine.  The idea for this comes from a study about how…

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What to expect your first couples counseling session

Knowing what to expect from your first couples counseling session can help set you and your partner up for success.  Starting any kind of therapy or counseling can be anxiety provoking, to say the least!  Now add your partner into the mix and all bets are off. Before you start I’m not going to sugarcoat…

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5 reasons to try couples therapy

There are a number of reasons that people seek couples counseling.  Today, I’m going to explore 5 top reasons to try couples therapy. Communication problems Often times couples will call and say that they’d like help with communication problems.  That can mean a variety of different things.  On one end of the spectrum you have…

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