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Bend, Oregon Relationship Counseling Advice on Surviving the Holidays Single

December 17, 2011 by

From my many years practicing Bend, Oregon relationship counseling, I can tell you that whether or not you’re in a relationship, the holidays can cause a lot of stress, and just because you’re single doesn’t mean you can’t have relationship issues.

One of the biggest stressors that singles face is ...

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Bend, Oregon Relationship Counselor Explains How Couples Can Cope With Strain of the Holidays

December 9, 2011 by

The holidays are supposed to make us feel happy and loving and giving, but as a Bend, Oregon relationship counselor, I know that often they also bring with them stress that threatens to overshadow the good things about this time of year. Things like planning trips, dealing with family members, ...

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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 marriage counselor says: don’t let “fear” stop you from taking the Getting the Love You Want Couples Workshop!

July 27, 2011 by

Over the years I’ve talked with many, many couples about the value of taking the Getting the Love You Want Couples Workshop and I’ve heard all the reasons couples balk at attending. Most commonly I hear, “We can’t afford it right now” or the variation on that theme— “it’s too ...

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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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Couples Therapy: The Importance of Working with a Well-Trained Marriage Counselor

June 13, 2011 by

Couples therapy can actually hurt your relationship if you’re not working with a well-trained marriage counselor. Many couples only overcome their relationship issues due to the help of counseling, but 25% of couples are actually worse off. Some marriage counselors just aren’t equipped to work with couples who are in ...

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Marriage Counseling Can Help Your Relationship Survive Infidelity

May 25, 2011 by

Marriage counseling is an important step toward keeping your family together if your relationship has experienced an infidelity. The process of gaining forgiveness and rebuilding closeness won’t happen overnight. It can take years to repair your relationship. But, from my experience as an Oregon marriage counselor, I can tell you ...

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Couples Therapy Can Help When One Spouse Struggles with Depression

May 17, 2011 by

Couples therapy can be very beneficial when one partner is coping with depression. As an Oregon marriage counselor, I’ve noticed that sometimes couples don’t appreciate just how much depression affects both partners. If one spouse suffers from depression, it is likely that the other person is picking up the slack ...

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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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Bend Marriage Counselor Says: Let’s Make It ‘Cool’ To Attend A Marriage Workshop #3

April 19, 2011 by

As a Bend marriage counselor I have found successful couples can learn the skills and knowledge that lead to lasting love. Fortunately, couples want the same things. Research tells us couples want conflict resolution and fun. Here are some hallmarks of successful marriages:

1. Successful couples spend quality time together ...

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