Posts From: Couples Category

Posted On: 11 Jun,2013 By:
Category: Couples

A Positive Relationship is Positively Amazing!

  The beginning of a romantic relationship is so amazing.  You walk on cloud nine. The world somehow seems brighter and everything you do has a glow around it. Even when problems do arise, you’re able to brush them off, minimize them, or feel confident that they’re going to get better. After all, you’re in […]

Posted On: 13 May,2013 By:
Category: Couples

Repairing a Relationship Argument

  A couple is sitting in a restaurant. They’re not talking often. They’re on their phones texting, looking out the window, picking at their food, and looking bored and unhappy. Let’s imagine that on the way to the restaurant, my imaginary couple, Jane and Devon, got in a minor argument. Jane complained that Devon was […]

Posted On: 2 Feb,2013 By:
Category: Couples

Maintaining Emotional Connection When You’re Apart

The Early Years Think for a moment about when you first started dating. What attracted you to your partner? What did s/he do that you really liked? What did you do together that made you feel close, that built a deep and strong connection? When you thought about him or her in the early days, […]

Posted On: 8 Nov,2012 By:
Category: Abuse, Couples

Standing Up in Abusive Relationships

Suzanna Suzanna was swept off her feet by Stanley. He was charismatic, charming, interesting, and really attentive. In the early days they would go out for really long dates and the time would fly. After 6 months of dating, Stanley asked Suzanna to move in with him and she said yes. A week prior to […]

Posted On: 30 May,2012 By:
Category: Couples

When to leave a Relationship: Separation and Divorce

Let’s face it. Relationships can be tricky. They can be really hard. But how do you know when it’s time to leave?

Posted On: 23 Apr,2012 By:
Category: Couples

Project Relationship: Saving a Marriage One Self-help Book at a Time

She was planning his funeral. She thought about all the people she would invite, what her husband’s best friend would say, what food and drink she would serve, and how she would record the whole thing so that when their daughter was old enough, she could watch the video to really get to know her […]

Posted On: 29 Feb,2012 By:
Category: Couples

Putting Desire Back into Sex

Jack and Jill Jack and Jill go up and down the hill on each other once a week for 30 minutes, whether they both feel like it or not. They have the routine down pat. In fact, neither one of them really needs to think about what they’re doing because they long ago memorized the […]

Posted On: 24 Feb,2012 By:
Category: Couples

Rebuilding Sexual Desire in Loving Relationships

In my work with couples, there is often some dissatisfaction around the frequency of sex. One person may feel deprived while the other feels pressured. The pressure can build to the point where there is little touching–whether it’s sexual or not. The person who is missing sex tries to be patient but can become frustrated […]

Posted On: 27 Dec,2011 By:
Category: Anxiety/Worry, Bullying, Couples, Depression

2011 in Review: Relationship Advice, Anxiety & Depression Tools Etc

2011 is coming to an end. I’d like to share my most popular posts with you and invite your comments! Relationship Advice Lots of people want help in making their relationships better. Whether that’s through a couple’s counselling retreat, couple’s counselling, or reading blog posts like mine, couples are motivated to re-connect in more meaningful […]

Posted On: 13 Dec,2011 By:
Category: Couples

Infidelity: Four Ways to Move Past a Marital Affair Together

Jack and Jill had been married for over 10 years. They had two very busy children. Between work and parenting, they began to feel like they were leading parallel lives. As the demands of work and home-life continued, they began to argue over finances, chores, and sex. Jill felt taken for granted, Jack felt abandoned. […]