Lesli Doares - Relationship Coach, Author, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Speaker/Presenter - Cary, NC
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Lesli Doares (LMFT)

Relationship Coach

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Phone 919-924-0463

Articles

Why I Didn't Realize My Relationship Was Emotionally Abusive

Never is there physical abuse without emotional abuse, but unfortunately the reverse isn't always true. During my first job as a therapist with a domestic violence organization, more than one of my clients said that they actually prefer the physical violence to the emotional violence, because at least ...

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What Can The Future Mrs. Clooney Teach Us About Marriage?

There are two stories in the news these days that say a lot about relationships and women's role in them. The first is the big news that perennial bachelor George Clooney is engaged. Now, engaged is not married, so he is still a bachelor and anything can happen. But it has raised the question, why her? Why ...

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What You Need To Know About Open Marriages

I have always taken the position that marriage is for grown-ups. It takes a lot of maturity to successfully navigate all the changes involved in building a life with someone who has an equal say in what that life looks like. Having to take someone else's wants, needs and desires into account when you are ...

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Less Tweeting, More Talking: Why Twitter Killed Your Relationship

A new study stating that social media may be responsible for increasing dissatisfaction in relationships is interesting. It's also one that I look at and think, "Duh, we needed a ...

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How To Control Anger: A 3 Step Approach

One of the most common things I hear from the couples who come to me for help is that they want to  communicate better. When I explore a little deeper, I'm told what they really want is to stop fighting. At the heart of this problem is that one, or both, of the partners gets emotionally upset. This ...

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Lesli Doares

Quick Stats

Credentials:

LMFT

Time in Practice:

10 years +

I practice in:

All areas, please inquire

Additional Expertise:

Author

Marriage Educator

Marriage/Couples Counselor

Speaker/Presenter

I offer my services:

At my office

Telephone

Via Skype

Via a webcam

I am fluent in:

English

Licence information:

Expiration 7/1/14
Number 890

Articles by Lesli Doares
Emotional Abuse: I Was In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Why I Didn't Realize My Relationship Was Emotionally Abusive

Emotional abuse may not leave physical scars, but the wounds can last just as long.

Marriage: What George Clooney's Engagement Says About Marriage

What Can The Future Mrs. Clooney Teach Us About Marriage?

Be upfront with what you want out of a relationship.

Marriage: What You Need To Know About Open Marriages

What You Need To Know About Open Marriages

If you're not into the idea of an open marriage, don't agree to one.

woman yelling about computer

Less Tweeting, More Talking: Why Twitter Killed Your Relationship

Is social media the cause or the result of bad relationships?

Fighting

How To Control Anger: A 3 Step Approach

Learning to control your anger is an admirable goal. Having a realistic way to do it is even better.

Check Out My New Book
Blueprint for a Lasting Marriage: How to Create Your Happily Ever After With More Intention, Less Work
Marriage has evolved and is no longer ...
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All Specialties

Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Parenting, Stepfamilies