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Bend Marriage Coach: Repairing a Relationship Rupture

October 11, 2017 by

Think back to the last argument you had with your partner. Did you feel intense emotional pain afterward? That’s likely due to the fact you experienced a rupture in connection during and after the argument.

When you feel disconnected from your partner, feelings like anxiety and fear of abandonment are ...

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Bend Marriage Counselor: 5 Ways to Give Love and Affection at a Distance

If you live far away from your partner, you already know there are many things about a long-distance relationship that are difficult.

When you see couples that live together – or live close by and get to see each other all the time – it’s normal to feel jealous or ...

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Relationship Coach: Are You Missing Your Partner’s Emotional Cues?

Did you know that only 7% of communication is verbal?

93% of communication is nonverbal, including body language and tone of voice. Even though your partner is not verbally saying something to you, they may be thinking or feeling something that they are communicating through nonverbal means.

Researchers at Washington ...

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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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