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If you are thinking of getting married or already married, you may be interested in what couples who have  been married 10 or more years say is important in making a relationship work. These responses are from the Internet, not […]

Ron and Barb came to see me for a problem with their teen, but as they discussed the problem, I could tell within a  half hour that their marriage wasn’t happy. How did I know. I watched, listened and counted the number of negative […]

Rachel’s husband wonders what is going on with her lack of sexual desire. She’s just not very interested in having sex and this is a change. He brought up the subject and she is trying to figure it out. Here […]

Something is wrong in your relationship. You just know it, but can’t really put your finger on why you feel so unsettled. The last thing you want to think about is the possibility that your partner could be cheating on […]

“We need to talk.”It might seem obvious, but people don’t do it. When you have a problem in your relationship, talk to the person in the relationship, not to your friends, family or others. Talk to the person in the relationship. […]

Sleep: We need it and try to get it. But some nights we find ourselves tossing and turning and unable to find rest. And when we don’t rest, we can wake up tired and cranky. We look at our spouse and […]

Jenny loves Rick, but is showing signs of  codependency. She needs Rick’s approval and basis her sense of identity on his reactions. She feels she must care for him at all costs in order to be worthy of his love. When a […]

It began when he was advised to use a “little” porn in the bedroom to bring excitement to his sex life. Just the thought of that idea made him interested. But the more he began to view porn, the more obsessed with […]

Is this young man at risk for substance use?  Could he become one of the 12 million people in the U.S. who are problem drinkers? He’s 25 years-old. Comes from a divorced family. Parents had poor parenting skills and dad was […]

When John and Sue began to argue over a conflict involving parenting, Sue’s mom physically put herself between the two. She then quoted Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” Both spouses […]