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When you have fallen into a pattern of negative habits and feelings of resentment toward each other, it’s easy to forget that you always have a choice – either keep working at it or walk away. In either scenario, however, you’re going to have to let the ill will go. Living in a state of […]

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Take a look at your schedule. How much private time do you have with your partner this month? No kids, no work, no obligations. Do you even get a weekend of free time? If you’re like a lot of people, the answer is probably no. Life is full of demands. In the mornings, you and […]

The post Why Your Marriage Needs a Weekend Getaway appeared first on The Center for Marriage and Family Relationships, Houston, TX.

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Houston residents don’t exactly have to battle bitter cold, but we too enjoy the rising temperatures and blooming flowers of spring. And while “spring cleaning” can feel like a cliche, it’s a yearly habit for a good reason. As we shake off our coats and start to open the windows, we have the opportunity to […]

The post Clear Emotional Clutter by Spring Cleaning for Your Relationship appeared first on The Center for Marriage and Family Relationships, Houston, TX.

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Long-term marital bliss doesn’t occur passively. People have to actively look for ways to stay in love. As a Houston relationship therapist, I’ve seen that couples who are willing to put in the effort are most often rewarded by a deeper, long-lasting relationship. Here are four essential factors that can help keep you in love […]

The post 4 Tips for Staying in Love for the Long Term appeared first on The Center for Marriage and Family Relationships, Houston, TX.

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During a rough patch, well-meaning friends and family may offer up the cliché advice, “Think about why you fell in love in the first place.” Well, clichés usually exist because there is at least a grain of truth to them! As an experienced Houston relationship counselor, I can assure you that there’s a silo-full of […]

The post Start the New Year Right by Revisiting Your Past Together appeared first on The Center for Marriage and Family Relationships, Houston, TX.

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As we take down our 2018 calendars and get ready for the new year, it’s time to reflect. How can you strengthen your relationship this holiday season? The answer often requires going back to basics. Enjoy these date night ideas to bring you and your partner together and remind each other why you fell in […]

The post Houston Relationship Counselor: 10 Great Winter Dates appeared first on The Center for Marriage and Family Relationships, Houston, TX.

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“How was your day?” “Fine.” “My boss was a real jerk.” “Oh yeah?” “Yeah. She made some errors, and now she’s demanding that my entire department come in over the weekend to clean up her mess. I kind of want to refuse. Stand up for myself. But I’m worried about getting in trouble.” “Huh.” “Okay. […]

The post Harnessing the Power of Response with Your Partner appeared first on The Center for Marriage and Family Relationships, Houston, TX.

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Raising kids is many things. Exciting. Rewarding. Joyful. Frustrating. Terrifying. Often you may swing wildly from one of these feelings to the next with little warning. But in the day-to-day of dealing with young children, one feeling is probably far more prevalent than any other: exhaustion. Quite simply, kids wear you out. Physically. Emotionally. Mentally. […]

The post How to Stay Connected After Having Children appeared first on The Center for Marriage and Family Relationships, Houston, TX.

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The work you put into your relationship today will not just have a positive impact on the rest of your lives; it will help the lives of your children, their children, and their children. It is an investment in the future of your family. Here are a few reasons why IMAGO relationship work is a […]

The post IMAGO Relationship Work Will Benefit Generations of Your Family appeared first on The Center for Marriage and Family Relationships, Houston, TX.

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Communication is a two-way street. If you share something exciting with your partner, you may want to receive a similar, excited energy. But what happens when you get a negative response or your partner just isn’t interested in what you have to say? Think about the following scenario. You have big news; your sister is […]

The post Improve Communication in Your Marriage with Soft Starts appeared first on The Center for Marriage and Family Relationships, Houston, TX.

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