From a DVR that allows you to watch two live shows at once to a sensor-activated accessory that puts the toilet seat down, these devices will squash spats before they start.
It's normal to disagree with your significant other, but don't let differences in personalities spark huge feuds that will drive a wedge between you both. Check out this relationship expert's advice when it comes to love and money.
Infidelity is often an expression of unhappiness with a relationship. In some important ways, the cheater's needs are not being met, and his or her affair is an attempt to communicate that. Before you get upset, listen to what is being said.
You may feel your partner is totally to blame for his or her affair, but you can both benefit from couples counseling. Take a look at the ways each of you contributed to an unhealthy relationship.
Seeking professional help is a productive step toward recovery after a mental illness diagnosis. But there are so many choices: Should you see an individual or couples counselor? A psychiatrist or psychologist? Here, advice for navigating these important decisions.
A mental illness diagnosis can be hard to handle when you're in a relationship. Internal and external stressors put strain on the love you feel for each other; when it's too much to handle alone, consider couples therapy to help you both heal.
Maintaining a happy long-term relationship isn't easy. And when the going gets tough, the tough sometimes need outside help. Couples counseling isn't a last-ditch effort to save a broken partnership. It's a healthy form of relationship upkeep.
Sometimes, it helps to have a third party's perspective on your relationship — especially when your fling is far flung. Counseling can help you work through trust issues and establish a stronger bond with your partner while you are living separately.
According to a statistic from the Gottman Institute, the average couple who enters therapy has known about the issue that brought them to therapy for six years before they actually got help. Why do couples wait so long to get help? If your relationship is on the rocks, should you consult a relationship expert?
Is your relationship headed for disaster? In this article, we'll discuss 9 signs your relationship may be in trouble, and what to do about it. John Gottman, PhD, is a leading psychologist in the area of marriage and relationships. Over the years, he has researched countless couples and has been able to predict with surprising accuracy which relationships survive and which fail.
As a couples therapist, one situation I’m confronted with often is when a relationship is shaken up by the discovery of a lie. It’s not always infidelity, but that is a classic example. In that first session with a couple who sees me after the discovery of an affair, both partners usually agree on what the problem is – one partner wronged the other, and that person typically sits in my office sheepishly, overcome by guilt, shame, and a vague sense of relief that the truth is finally out.
In my 25 years as a therapist, I’ve worked with countless couples facing a broad spectrum of challenges. Yet, despite the diversity between them in age, occupation, or origin, I’m amazed at the similarities in the patterns and pitfalls that couples fall into. When two people walk into my office and start discussing their relationship, the first thing I tell them is to focus on empowering yourself. The only person you can change is you. If both parties accept this, real change is possible in the relationship.
As a marriage counselor with a private practice in Westminster, Colorado I get a lot of calls from people looking for marriage counseling. As you can imagine, I get a lot of unique stories from people shopping around for a marriage counselor. I got one call from a woman about a year ago that I can still remember. She called and asked me if I “fix spouses”. I didn’t quite understand the question. It sort of sounded like a trap. “What do you mean by do I fix spouses” I asked.
Picture this: your relationship is on the rocks and you're in the market for a couples' therapist. You conduct an online search, and encounter a form requesting your preference: male, female or...equine? Believe it or not, horses are the latest trend for couples who have reached the end of their ropes and are seeking to restore their connection.