A Bend Relationship Counselor Explores 3 Common Conflicts between Parents

Marriage is hard enough – but adding kids into the mix?

Chances are, you were raised differently than your co-parent. This is something that will have a profound impact on the way that you want to raise your child. The way that we talk to, discipline, and teach our children ...

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Friending an Ex? Think Twice, Says a Bend Relationship Counselor

Are we too late in saying that everyone is on Facebook now? We mean everyone. Your kids, your neighbors, your co-workers, and your high school teachers can all “friend” you. Most of these connections are fun and nostalgic… until someone from your romantic past comes along.

Say your ex adds ...

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A Bend Marriage Counselor Offers Tips on How to De-Stress With (and Without) Your Partner

February 27, 2017 by

There’s no way around it: life gets stressful sometimes. Certainly, any American with a TV or a Facebook account has experienced some heightened tension and stress coming from the constant arguments and debates about our current political situation.

Whether you just want to take a break, or need some self-care ...

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Relationship Advice: 7 Books to Read with Your Partner

February 10, 2017 by

Want a new way to connect with your partner and deepen your relationship? Pick up a book! Whether you are interested in learning more about how to succeed in your relationship or just want to indulge in a juicy love story, consider one of the following books and start a ...

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Want to Deepen Your Relationship? Throw Out Your Stuff

February 2, 2017 by

Want to Deepen Your Relationship? Throw Out Your Stuff

Have you ever looked around your home and thought, “How did we get so much stuff?”

One of the most amazing parts of a marriage or long-term relationship is building a beautiful and loving home together. You want to fill ...

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A Relationship Counselor Explains How to Help Your Partner with Seasonal Depression

January 25, 2017 by

We’re in the full swing of winter: the days are short, our heating bills are high, and we’re spending even more time indoors avoiding the cold.

For many, winter brings with it not only cold and snow, but also a gloomy atmosphere. This atmosphere can have a big effect on ...

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Bend Relationship Coach on How to Set Relationship Goals (And Why You Should)

January 13, 2017 by

At first, the idea of having relationship goals may sound strange. Life and love are not always easy to put down in a 2- or 3-step plan.

But there are specific things that we desire in our relationships. Having goals will allow you and your partner to achieve those desires ...

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Bend Marriage Counselor: Growing Together after You’ve Grown Apart

Growing Together after You've Grown Apart

There are a lot of reasons couples split up: adultery, disagreements about big issues like kids and marriages, or a big blowout fight that couldn’t be resolved. One of the most common reasons that long-term couples get a divorce is very tragic: they’ve just ...

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Bend Marriage Coach: Look at Current Resolutions before Making New Ones

December 29, 2016 by

New Year’s is a great holiday for sharing a kiss with your loved one when the ball drops, wearing your swankiest attire, and enjoying a glass of champagne. But that’s not what it’s most well-known for. No matter who you are, pretty much everyone celebrates New Year’s Eve by making ...

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An Oregon Relationship Coach Suggests 5 Resources for Couples in a Rut

December 21, 2016 by

It’s not easy to admit that your marriage is in a rut. We often face a lot of pressure to put on a happy face and pretend that our relationship is always amazing, but the truth is that all couples find themselves stuck at one point or another.

Feeling stuck ...

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