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In my experience, no one really has a good idea of what to expect when transitioning from being a couple to being a family. There are plenty of avenues to find parenting advice, but no one seems to really talk about the ways that it will potentially effect your relationship with your partner. There aren’t […]

The post How Will Having Kids Affect My Relationship? appeared first on The Marriage and Family Clinic.

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As a marriage counselor, unfortunately I see lots of times when marriages just don’t work. Despite all the time and work that people put into counseling, sometimes people just decide that they’d rather not be married and they’re better off going their separate ways. Sometimes it’s probably for the better. But other times there are […]

The post 5 Bad Reasons to Divorce appeared first on The Marriage and Family Clinic.

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Having a healthy, thriving relationship takes time, there is really no way around it. Finding balance is tricky. There are some commitments that just require a certain amount of time no matter what, think school, kids, career, etc. And somehow you have to find a way after all that to devote enough time to caring […]

The post Balancing Self-Care and Your Relationship appeared first on The Marriage and Family Clinic.

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At the time I am writing, our local Pride parade was this past weekend.  I was reflecting on the process a lot of our clients go through when coming out to family and friends.  It can truly be a terrifying process.  No one is given a clear road map for where they are going or […]

The post How to Come Out to Family appeared first on The Marriage and Family Clinic.

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If you’re in a romantic relationship, you have likely noticed that there are moments in which your connection physically and emotionally with your partner increases and decreases. This tends to be based on different periods or phases in your relationship. Although it is common for emotional and physical connection to fluctuate, there are things that […]

The post A Therapist’s Tips To Increasing Connection appeared first on The Marriage and Family Clinic.

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Intimacy is important in relationships, and I am not just talking about sex. I am talking about the sense of emotional vulnerability and connection to your partner. But when our relationships are struggling, it can be hard to find that connection. You might not even fight often, but you feel yourself drifting apart. And when […]

The post What Blocks Intimacy? appeared first on The Marriage and Family Clinic.

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Taking care of our mental health is extremely important to thrive in our daily life at home, work, school, and relationships. But, if you are struggling with depression (feeling low emotionally, lack of energy, lacking interest in things, etc), then it has likely become a challenge to thrive in different areas of your life. Read […]

The post Tips To Start Conquering Depression appeared first on The Marriage and Family Clinic.

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Okay, okay. Mental health month is over but that doesn’t mean you still can’t focus on your mental health, right? I mean it’s always a good time to do take care of yourself and focus on your mental health. But before starting this process, ask yourself how your mental health is currently? What are you […]

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Reconnecting with a difficult parent can be very difficult for adult children. No one tells us what parent/child relationships are supposed to look like as adults. Emotional hurts that go unattended have a can drive a wedge between family members. And what seems like the smallest amount of distance just grows over time. Next thing […]

The post How to Reconnect with a Parent or Adult Child appeared first on The Marriage and Family Clinic.

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That question comes up in all kinds of different ways.  For some, it comes up early in the relationship; and for others it comes up a after several months or even years.  You usually start asking yourself this question when you find yourself thinking about marriage or moving in together.  The exact question you ask […]

The post Are We Ready for Commitment? appeared first on The Marriage and Family Clinic.

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