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How to Know if You’re Moving Too Fast: Warning Signs

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Couples Counseling | Comments Off on How to Know if You’re Moving Too Fast: Warning Signs

People who move too fast are not alone. In fact, it’s a pretty common problem for relationships. However, it’s more important to slow down, enjoy the relationship, and take the time to get to know your partner. If you think your relationship has been progressing at blazing speed, take a moment to consider these moving too fast warning signs. You Believe Your Partner is Perfect Believing that your partner is perfect is easy to do when you’re just starting out dating. That’s because you don’t know much about them! When you don’t have all of the information, you use your imagination to fill in...

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Is Moving Too Fast in Relationships a Problem?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2021 in Couples Counseling | Comments Off on Is Moving Too Fast in Relationships a Problem?

We all know someone who has had a whirlwind romance. They meet their partner, fall in love, move in together, marry within just a few short months, and go on to live happily ever after. That’s really fast! While some fast relationships are ultimately successful, there are many others that have been ruined. Here are some things to consider when you’re moving too fast. Relationships and Cakes Have A Lot in Common Dating is meant to be a process in which you determine whether or not the other person is right for you. If you take the “We just know we are right for each other!” approach and dive...

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Why We Need to Change Some Expectations with Marriage

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in Couples Counseling | Comments Off on Why We Need to Change Some Expectations with Marriage

Marriage involves a series of promises between partners. Some promises are explicit, like promising to honor one another through both sickness and health. But there is a lot more to it than that.  Many of the promises of marriage are implied or understood. Couples have usually talked a great deal about their hopes and dreams for the future and what they want it to look like. They know the other person and what to expect from them. We expect our partners to honor these explicit and implied promises. But when you think about it, a lot of these expectations don’t line up with reality. Why? We...

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Your First Couples Counseling Session: What to Expect

Posted by on Jan 30, 2021 in Couples Counseling | Comments Off on Your First Couples Counseling Session: What to Expect

There’s a lot of research that shows couples who are in distress wait, on average, seven years before reaching out for help. That’s a long time to put off getting professional support. In the meantime, the hurt feelings, unproductive arguments, and emotional detachment pile up. When I meet with people for their first couples counseling session, they are often anxious and uncertain about what to expect. This applies regardless of their background, whether they are married or dating, their sexual orientation, etc.   When Partners Have Differing Viewpoints Oftentimes during the first...

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3 Easy Things You Can Do Today to Strengthen Your Relationship

Posted by on Jan 15, 2021 in Couples Counseling | Comments Off on 3 Easy Things You Can Do Today to Strengthen Your Relationship

Good relationships don’t just happen. They take work to maintain, let alone flourish. How to make this happen isn’t a big secret, nor does it have to be time-consuming or overly complicated. In fact, it’s possible to incorporate small, seemingly inconsequential changes into your everyday lives together that, over time, will strengthen your relationship. Here are three easy things you can do today to grow the bond between you and your partner. Force Yourself to Recognize What’s Good About Your Partner We have a tendency to look at our partner through the lens of what we don’t like or what...

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