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January 8, 2013

Clear Communication or Crazy Talk?

Kevin apologized to Melissa after he missed an appointment. It was a simple misunderstanding, so Melissa said she wasn’t really upset, just frustrated and disappointed. But Kevin sensed there was more to it. Melissa’s smile seemed forced, and he felt there was more she wanted to say, but Melissa insisted they forget about it and move on. Still, Kevin had an uneasy feeling in the pit of his stomach.
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December 27, 2012

Why Relationships are Difficult

A large part of my practice is made up of people interested in relationship advice. Not really by design (I started out working with teenagers), it just sort of worked out that way. Most often when someone comes in they want to know what…
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November 27, 2012

Love Isn’t Something That Just Happens to You — It’s a Conscious Choice!

Why doesn’t love last? If you’re like most people, you’ve probably asked yourself the above question — not just once, but several times. With about 50% of marriages ending in divorce, and pre-marital relationships failing at an even…
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November 27, 2012

Pre-Marriage Counseling: Why Would You Bother?

I had a friend who was getting married to her long-time partner. They had lived together for a number of years and owned property together. It seemed that marriage would simply perfect what they had – make it permanent.
December 12, 2011

Secret to Marriage

Marriages that are passionate are the ones when each person realizes that passion is created rather than it simply happens. So often singles think that if they simply pick the right person, they’ll have a wonderful marriage.
May 6, 2008

Marriage Advice for the Ages

Marriage Advice for the Ages Some advice is predictable (better communication), some is fun (sex is good for a marriage) and some is just simple. In fact, sometimes the answer to a successful marriage can be found in
October 8, 2007

Is Marriage for White People Only?

Is Marriage for White People Only? When I first saw this article it obviously seemed racist but after reading it there appears to be some truth to it. If you want to know why I do this for a living, this article is a good starting place…
February 13, 2007

Why Do Men Cheat?

Why Do Men Cheat? When I went looking on the web for research I was surprised at how little information there was for women. David Zinczenko says that among other things, men were more curious and there biology influenced them in this d…
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