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Bend Oregon Marriage Counseling says Getting the Love You Want Couples Workshop can help love revive

October 5, 2012 by

This Bend Counselor says “many thanks” to the couples that recently completed the Getting The Love You Want weekend workshop. Years ago I remember asking our OBGYN why he continued birthing babies when the liability insurance began going through the roof for the doctors in that line of business. His ...

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Bend Couples Counselor Says Losing a Parent Can Cause Relationship Strife

June 15, 2012 by

Bend Couples Counselor Says Losing a Parent Can Cause Relationship Strife

As a Bend couples counselor, I know that losing someone is never easy, whether it’s a coworker, a friend, or a relative. But some deaths hit really close to home, and losing a parent can really take you – ...

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Marriage Advice: Returning Soldiers (and Their Spouses) May Need to Readjust to the Relationship

May 1, 2012 by

The best marriage advice I can give to returning soldiers and their spouses is to expect a bit of rough waters and be willing to give each other time to adjust their expectations. In Bend, Oregon relationship counseling, I’ve dealt with a number of soldiers who came home excited, only ...

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A Bend Marriage Counselor Shares Advice on How to Heal After an Affair

April 10, 2012 by

A Bend Marriage Counselor Says It’s Possible to Heal after an Affair

As a Bend marriage counselor, I know how difficult it is when my clients are trying to recover from an affair. The partner who was cheated on often feels betrayed, angry, and possibly even stupid for putting their ...

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Bend Marriage Counselor says—End Negativity!

January 23, 2012 by

After spending a great weekend assisting Harville Hendrix (co-creator along with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt of Imago Relationship Therapy) during his tools to create lasting love couples workshop recently, I came away with a new appreciation for how important it is to make a decision to end negativity in ...

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Bend Marriage Counselor’s Advice for Dating after a Divorce

November 11, 2011 by

As a Bend marriage counselor, I’ve helped many people to rebuild their lives after a divorce. One of the hardest things to do is start dating again. It may be years or even decades since you were last single. You’re in a different stage of your life, and you’re not ...

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A Bend Marriage Counselor Says Being Married is Good for Your Health

October 6, 2011 by

As a marriage counselor in Bend, Oregon, I know my clients often focus on the bad parts of marriage – they’re feeling trapped or unappreciated, they can’t communicate, they fight all the time. When I hear things like this, my response is also to remind them about the good parts ...

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Bend Oregon Marriage Counselor says:” Incompatibility is Grounds for a Committed Relationship!”

September 9, 2011 by

According to the survey done by Tim Atkinson, Executive Director, Imago Relationship International, one reason couples are afraid to attend a tools to create lasting love Couples Workshop is that they might discover they really aren’t right for each other. Indeed I have heard this same fear from partners who ...

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Bend Couples Counseling Can Keep Anger from Destroying Your Marriage

August 17, 2011 by

Bend couples counseling may be an option you want to explore if you find that anger management issues are causing relationship problems. When I work with individuals on managing their anger, sometimes it isn’t as effective as dealing with it in couples therapy. The person with the problem might need ...

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