Blended Family Issues

Years in Practice

10 years +


Cary NC 27518 - United States



Additional Expertise

Author, Marriage Coach, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Speaker/Presenter

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

The challenge is in helping couples turn I Do into We Can. Scott Stanley

About Lesli Doares

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.

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