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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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A Bend Marriage Coach Offers Tips for an Empty Nester Holiday Season

December 9, 2016 by

Even after your kids move out, you probably expect to spend the holidays with them. After all, it’s the time of year for families to get together and celebrate their love and closeness.

Sometimes, though, travel arrangements may prevent your children from coming home for the holidays. Or you from ...

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Bend Marriage Counselor: Unique Holiday Gifts for Your Spouse

December 2, 2016 by

If you’ve been with your spouse for years – or even decades – coming up with creative holiday gifts is likely getting harder and harder. Sure, you’ll him the new ties he asked for, or her the traditional box of chocolates and day at the spa… but you just want ...

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A Marriage Coach on When, How, and Why You Should Renew Your Vows

November 22, 2016 by

Your first marriage was such a wonderful ceremony… don’t you wish you could do it all over again? By renewing your vows or having a second ceremony, you can!

Renewing your vows is not just a fun event for you and your spouse – it can also be a deeply ...

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Bend Marriage Coaching: Common Conflicts That Arise After Your First Child-And How to Solve Them

November 11, 2016 by

Your little one is a blessing, but (and we’re sure you know this already) having a kid isn’t easy. Children can tax you in ways you never knew existed before, and the stresses of caring for your first child can’t help but carry over into your relationship.

We work with ...

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Bend Relationship Coach: Why Americans Are Waiting Longer to Marry

November 2, 2016 by

Do you have friends, children, or relatives in their late 20s and early 30s who are still single? You keep waiting for that save-the-date or engagement announcement and… it’s just not coming? Or maybe you’re the one who’s content to hold off on the big day?

Whatever camp you fall ...

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Bend Relationship Coach: Avoid Important Conversations Online

October 25, 2016 by

Tell us if you’ve ever been in this situation:

Tension is rising between you and your partner. Maybe something is bugging you. Maybe they’re acting strange. Or maybe you left each other on an awkward note.

You don’t know how to address the issue. But you want to get your ...

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Oregon Relationship Coach: What If My Friends Don’t Like My New Partner?

We all know that it’s hard to coordinate events or parties when two people attending do not get along. So when your friends don’t like your boyfriend or girlfriend, it can be hard to bring everyone together for fun outings or celebrations. Even the simplest night out can cause a ...

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A Bend Marriage Coach Tells You How to Relight Your Fire

By Norene Gonsiewski and Tim Higdon

We don’t always look at the daily routine of married life as the sexiest of times. And as the years go by and you expand your family, the fire you and your spouse had as young lovers may have dwindled to a small flame.

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Do You Fight Because of Your Teens?

I’m just going to come out and say it: raising teenagers is not easy. But if you’re the parent of a teen, you know that already. Teens tend to be like emotional oscillating fans, with wild mood swings that can leave you feeling bruised, battered, and utterly confused. It’s hard ...

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