Posts Tagged ‘couples counseling’

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Do non-monogamous relationships work?

One of the biggest misconceptions I hear shared a lot in the gay community is that non-monogamous relationships don’t work.  Now I know that everyone has their own personal beliefs about what relationship structure (monogamous, non-monogamous, and everything in between) works for them.  What I’m going to encourage you to do today is to keep…

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Before you start couples counseling

Before you start couples counseling, try this first

Starting couples therapy is hard.  There.  I said it.  And I’m a relationship therapist.  So I can only imagine if you’re reading this that you’re struggling with the idea of starting counseling with your partner.  The research shows many couples suffer for five years together before they call up a couples counselor.  So what can…

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5 relationship tips from a couples therapist

5 important relationship tips from a couples therapist

As a couples therapist, I’ve worked with all types of relationships.  Whether gay, straight, polyamorous, monogamous, or somewhere in between here are five tips that can help you start improving your relationship today.  Hopefully reading these tips can help you start having conversations that will lead to improved communication, intimacy and connection. Tip #1- Pick A…

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nervous about couples counseling

Are you nervous about couples counseling?

Feeling nervous about couples counseling is totally natural.  Think about it, you’re inviting a stranger into the most intimate parts of your relationship.  Then you’re trusting that stranger to help you make things better. You’re expected to be honest, open and forthcoming.  You’re expected to change and do things differently. It’s kind of a big…

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What to do if my partner is a narcissist

Is my partner a narcissist?

Even the most selfless among us can have traits of narcissism at times. Let’s face it, in the age of social media and reality TV, it’s hard not to have a bit of an inflated sense of self worth.  And who doesn’t like a good selfie or Instagram story now and then? All joking aside,…

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