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Way out of addiction in couple's therapy

 

Addiction and couples’ therapy were two things Jack and Jill* never thought they’d be involved in. But here they sat in my office trying to figure it all out.

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Are Shared Values Enough in a Couples Relationship?Debbie and Derek have been married for over 20 years. The most important part of their love for one another has always been their shared values. Derek has always been a hard worker and a good provider. Debbie was born to be a mother.

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Couples retreat helps move past skeletons in the closet

*Veronica and Darryl came for the marriage retreat after both realized their relationship just wasn’t getting better on its own. They were committed to their relationship but couldn’t figure out how to bridge the ocean that was growing between them. Continue reading

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Couples retreat for counseling virgins

The decision

*Jack had never been to counseling before. He was used to dealing with things by himself. The thought of talking to a stranger about their personal problems was so completely foreign he had a hard time imagining it let alone actually doing it. Continue reading

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Couple sitting beside Lake LouiseThis year has been incredibly busy with couple’s retreats. It’s work I find incredibly gratifying. Working with people who are on the brink of ending their relationships, who have been devastated by affairs, who have arguments that go badly, or who have grown apart is challenging. But it’s also really rewarding to witness people coming closer together, to be able to talk with one another in ways that really work for them, and to go home feeling like they’ve got a clear plan. Continue reading

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Couple hugging

Lots of couples that I work with grapple with communication and connection. How do you stay feeling connected when the communication isn’t what you want it to be? How do you keep on trying when you’re feeling so discouraged? Continue reading

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Couple holding hands

I just finished another marriage retreat with a couple. I can’t tell you how satisfying it feels to work with a couple regarding their relationship problems and finish the weekend with everyone feeling like it made a significant difference. Continue reading

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Couples conflictRelationships aren’t easy. Once you get past the honeymoon stage and regular life sets in, it can take a lot of work!! Continue reading

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You’ve decided you want to work some things out in your relationship. Maybe it’s time to address some issues that just don’t seem to be getting any better. Maybe you want to rekindle the passion you once had. You may have some clear ideas of what you want, or perhaps you’d like to figure out where you’re both headed. Continue reading

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