Couples Counseling

It’s not About You..

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Couples Counseling

It’s not About You..

When in a relationship, this phase refers to you.  How often do I hear couples complaining about their partners about mere things that should be non issues.  When you are in a relationship, whether married or dating, it’s really not about you.  Compromise is the key word here. This is not to say that one should change their entire persona to fit into a relationship, not at all, but one will have to change certain things in order for it to work.   This is the advice that I would give to any couple.   Marriage isn’t about you, it’s about you trying to please your spouse/partner and putting...

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Book Review: The 5 Love Languages

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Couples Counseling

Book Review: The 5 Love Languages

If you haven’t read the book “ The 5 Love Languages, by Gary Chapman, you are missing out. This book is not new, as a matter of fact it’s been out for several years and has sold over 11 million copies worldwide, and it has saved countless relationships. This book can be a life changer for couples who are in trouble in their relationship. It’s a very simple concept , but it’s often missed by so many couples. If you and your spouse are not speaking each other’s love language, there will be trouble in the relationship. it’s as simple as that. Communication or should I say miscommunication is...

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Has your relationship expired?

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Couples Counseling

Has your relationship expired?

What does it mean to be in an expired relationship? Does relationships expire and if they do, how would one know? The answer is yes, relationships do expire. Relationships do not come with a visible expiration date, like a container of milk does. One has to know that if their relationship is sour or spoiled, then like a container of milk, it’s time to throw it out. Off course this is much easier said than done and unlike a container of expired milk, relationships are much, much, more complicated. Definition of an Expired Relationship… One of the best analogy that I can come up...

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Are you Communicating……

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Couples Counseling

Are you Communicating……

Effective communication is key for any successful and lasting relationship. We have heard this statement over and over again. This seems like something that would be quite easy to accomplish, right? Especially when we spend most of our time during the day communicating. However, communication between co workers, colleagues, friends and acquaintances is altogether a different form of communication, than with our partners and other loved ones. Is what is being communicated truly being heard by the other party? Do you think you are communicating, when you may just merely be making noise? So...

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The Co-dependent Relationship

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in Couples Counseling

The Co-dependent Relationship

Co-dependency is also called “relationship addiction” as these relationships are often one sided. This relationship can be both emotionally destructive and abusive. Co-dependency can be defined as a learned behavior that is often passed down from generation to generation. Co-dependency is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects the individual from having a satisfying and healthy relationship. Co-dependent relationships are often uneven and the individuals that suffer from this condition usually allow the feelings of others and their actions to affect them. They may...

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How Do I Trust Again

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Couples Counseling

How Do I Trust Again

Trust is one of the key components in any relationship and without it there is nothing. Once that bond is broken, it may seem like it can never be restored. Yet, the experts suggest that trust can be repaired and fixed, which can lead to a fruitful and long lasting relationship. However, this will take time and patience. Trust is something that is earned, so regardless of what is said, actions and the steps taken to prove your trust is what’s going to matter in the end. Whether you are the person that has violated the trust, or the person who needs to learn how to trust again in your...

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