Category: Marriage Therapy

5 Marriage Strategies from John Gottman

Marriage is a sacred union between two people. At least, that is what we are told growing up. The idealized version of marriage as a kid often meets the hard reality of marriage in the daily grind of life. Marriage takes work to…well… work. That is why it is so important that couples get the…
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February 22, 2016 0
pre-marriage counseling

Does Pre-Marriage Counseling Really Help You Avoid Divorce?

With the divorce rate sitting around 40-50%, it’s no surprise that many unmarried couples are afraid of taking the next step in their relationship. Divorce is all around us, and it’s hard not to think about it and wonder if that’s what’s in store when you get married. What Pre-Marriage Counseling Can Do for You…
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November 28, 2015 0
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Understanding Marriage Counseling In Chicago

Many couples looking for marriage counseling in Chicago are often unsure of how the process works. They feel a bit of trepidation because the idea of therapy makes them question their entire relationship. While it is natural to have this fear, please understand that marriage counseling does not signify something is wrong with your partner…
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November 8, 2015 0
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Working with the spouse who is considering divorce

Are you not sure of the direction you want to take in your marriage? Do you need someone to talk to who can help you with untangle the emotional web of your marriage before speaking with your spouse? Then you should consider talking to a psychotherapist about your marriage. While the eventual outcome would be…
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October 10, 2015 0
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The Secret to Having a Successful Marriage

Getting married is a wonderful time in your life. You are planning a beautiful wedding and you’re in love with someone you want to be with forever. Despite all of the warm, fuzzy feelings you have right now, there’s probably one looming concern – will it last? Knowing the secret to having a successful marriage…
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September 21, 2015 0
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The Ultimate Guide to Marriage Counseling

Is it just me or do more and more fairy tale weddings seem to end in marriage counseling rather than in happily ever after? Think about the traditional fairy tales. These tales led us to believe the characters lived happily ever after. From an early age, we dream of the fairy tale wedding, but how…
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July 29, 2015 0

What happens when one spouse has a medical illness?

A medical illness is not only something that affects your physical state, but also your mental and emotional well-being. This is especially true when one spouse becomes seriously ill, and the other spouse has to take care of them. This can sometimes cause serious emotional problems as well. In some cases, serious signs of depression…
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January 12, 2015 0

How to Help Your Relationship After A Spouse Had An Affair

How do you survive a spouse confessing to or being caught at having an affair? Can you survive? These are questions I regularly receive from clients. In some cases, the spouse had the affair, other times it is the faithful spouse looking for answers. Looking to see if they can or want to forgive their…
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January 2, 2015 0