Parenting Issues

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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Bend Marriage Coaching: Why Empty Nesters Should Branch Out

When your kids move out, something strange may happen. For the first time in a long time, nothing is happening. You don’t have to constantly run around doing errands to maintain a house full of children. You actually have (gasp!) peace and quiet in your house.

And it’s awful!

Often, ...

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How to Prioritize Marriage When You Have a Toddler

Between feedings, naps, and temper tantrums, how in the world are you supposed to find time for your marriage as the parent of a toddler?

It’s a tough question, but one you should address if you want to maintain a strong connection with your spouse. Plus, the love and laughter ...

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Oregon Marriage Coaching Can Help You Deal with a Nest That Never Empties

Being an empty nester can be a strange transition, but it’s also something for which you may have been preparing for years. And if you do have trouble adjusting, there are all kinds of books and articles out there happy to offer advice on how to handle it – some ...

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Oregon Marriage Counseling: How Your Relationship Will Change After the Baby

October 28, 2011 by

In Oregon marriage counseling, I’ve seen how the lives of many couples are changed by the arrival of a new baby. Of course, it’s a wonderful experience that can strengthen the bond between you, but a child also brings a new host of responsibilities, which can put stress on your ...

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Bend Oregon Marriage Counselor says: Don’t Let Stress Wreck Your Family Vacation!

June 28, 2011 by

Ah, it’s that time of year where families and friends begin to gather to have barbecues and marshmallow roasts and watch the fourth of July fireworks. It’s often the beginning of family vacations and reunions. It’s also a great time to watch the fireworks go off in your own family. ...

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Marriage and Family Therapy: Children Can Cause Relationship Problems

May 9, 2011 by

Marriage and Family Therapy: The Effect of Children on Your Relationship

Marriage and family therapy can help you get through the stress that a child can put on your relationship. If you’re expecting, you may not be concerned about relationship problems that may occur because of your new baby, but ...

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