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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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How to Identify a Fake Dating Profile: 4 Warning Signs & 3 Tips

Posted by on Dec 30, 2020 in Couples Counseling For One | Comments Off on How to Identify a Fake Dating Profile: 4 Warning Signs & 3 Tips

Dating via the internet can be an exciting way to find someone or spark a new relationship. However, online dating also means putting yourself out there by posting information about who you are, your interests, etc. You might think that other posters have the same intent. Yet, many publish fake profiles to take advantage of you. Here’s how to identify a fake dating profile and what to do about it. Profiles That Say Too Much or Too Little Most dating apps have questions to complete. These questions help potential daters get to know your...

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How to Recognize a Fake Dating Profile

Posted by on Dec 15, 2020 in Couples Counseling For One | Comments Off on How to Recognize a Fake Dating Profile

Internet dating is a very popular way for singles to meet and form a connection. At the root of all of these sites and apps is the dating profile. It’s meant to represent who you are to other potential daters. However, some of these profiles are fake. People create a fake dating profile for all kinds of reasons. It could be to boost their own ego, manipulate you into giving them money, market a product, or steal your personal information. Men and women, straight or gay, it doesn’t matter who you are. You could be a target.  Here are some...

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Fighting in Front of the Kids (And What Not to Do)

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Couples Counseling | Comments Off on Fighting in Front of the Kids (And What Not to Do)

Conflict is part of any relationship. If you have kids, then eventually some of that relationship conflict will occur in front of them. Even despite your best efforts, it can be hard to hide the fact that you and your partner are arguing. Here then, are some common questions about what to do (and what not to do) when fighting in front of the kids. Does It Hurt Your Children to See You and Your Partner Fight? Conventional wisdom taught that seeing their parents fight is not the worst thing to happen to kids… as long as the kids also see...

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What You Can Do When Your Partner is Being Distant

Posted by on Aug 30, 2020 in Couples Counseling | Comments Off on What You Can Do When Your Partner is Being Distant

Is your partner is more reserved with you now? Are they less engaged than they were in the past? It might be that you notice less closeness between you or that they are being distant. Distancing happens when one partner physically and/or emotionally withdraws from the other. There are many reasons why a partner might become distant but, as I discussed in a separate article, it might be that you are doing things to contribute to your partner’s pulling away. If this is true, all is not lost. The good news? You can make things better. Being...

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3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Partner Might Be Acting Distant

Posted by on Aug 15, 2020 in Couples Counseling | Comments Off on 3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Partner Might Be Acting Distant

You thought your relationship was rockin’ every day but then you start to notice that your partner is acting distant. That is not a good feeling. Distancing can make you feel lonely and rejected. A breakup isn’t happening but something clearly isn’t right between you. You likely wonder what is going on in your partner’s life. You want to know why they are acting this way. Things like work stress, family problems, and money troubles can often contribute to distance. Yet, the real reason your partner is acting distant might be much closer...

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