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Lesli Doares (LMFT)
Marriage is a unique relationship. It is both an emotional commitment and a legal one. It is also the only intimate relationship we enter into as equals. These special characteristics are what make marriage so fulfilling and so scary at the same time.
All marriages face the same challenges. But how each marriage handles these challenges is as different as the two people in it.
I am a passionate believer in marriage, but marriage done right. My book, Blueprint for a Lasting Marriage: How to Create Your Happily Ever After with More Intention, Less Work, provides couples with the skills to ensure marriage and relationship success.
Since 2002, couples and individuals have been coming to me to learn how to make their relationship dreams come true. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently in private practice. I also offer relationship training through teleseminars, coaching, and my blog, available at www.afearlessmarriage.com.
I speak on various relationship topics including: 3 Keys for Successfully Bringing Home Baby: A Marriage Primer for New Parents, 4 Secrets to Make Your Marriage Succeed: Putting Your Marriage Vows to Work, The 5-Step Plan to Never Fight With Your Partner Again: How to Disagree Productively. I have appeared as a guest expert on radio and television programs, as well as being quoted in articles in print and online, promoting the positive aspects of marriage.
My husband and I live near Raleigh, North Carolina and have two children.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
Lesli knows the pain of divorce first-hand after watching her parents' marriage fall apart during her formative years. Having overcome the legacy of divorce in her own family, she will be the first to tell you that “happily ever after” is possible. It is this unwavering belief in the possibility of marriage that led to her work with couples. Lesli’s passion is for creating happy, successful marriages and reducing the chance of divorce. She is gifted at understanding and explaining the dynamics of relationships in a way that enables her clients to see the possibilities for their marriage, no matter how discouraged or hopeless they may be.
Spiritual, but no affiliation
Over $120 per session