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Quality vs. Quantity in Couples Counseling

Quality vs. Quantity in Couples Counseling

It’s been quite a while now that there has been an ongoing debate about QUALITY TIME with our children (and other people we love and care about).   To be honest, I am a little bothered by it. Because of the assumption that comes along with it. The assumption that if we spend QUALITY time […]

Two Things You Need to Know about Couples Counseling – What I Want ALL My Clients to Know

Two Things You Need to Know about Couples Counseling – What I Want ALL My Clients to Know

When looking to work with me  – given that I specialize in marriage therapy, there are two things I want all my clients to know about couples counseling.   As clients walk in and out of my office, I have heard concerns around a couple of things that keep coming up. Over and over again. […]

Relationship Problems in Your Marriage

Relationship Problems in Your Marriage

Relationship Problems — Hearing those two words together sounds so negative. Perhaps they even make your cringe. They almost sound like someone just pronounced a death sentence over your relationship. Am I right?   “Well, if you are having relationship problems, maybe you shouldn’t be together…?!?!”   How many times have you heard that one […]

Marriage Counseling & How It Is Like Painting OR How Does Marriage Counseling Work

Marriage Counseling & How It Is Like Painting OR How Does Marriage Counseling Work

When couples walk into my office and they are brave enough to admit that they have no idea how this thing called ‘counseling’ works, I am delighted. Because that way I get to explain to them how I work with couples. I get to explain to them, piece by piece, how marriage counseling works.   […]

How to improve your marriage Part 125 – Staying out of the doghouse | Couples Counseling

How to improve your marriage Part 125 – Staying out of the doghouse | Couples Counseling

Whether you have been married one day or a hundred or ten thousand and five (don’t worry, I did the math for you – that’s twenty seven years and some – you’re welcome), how to improve your marriage is a question couples want an answer to. Why? Because no matter where they stand, as long […]

How To Talk To Your Spouse – OR – The Notes & Words That Matter

How To Talk To Your Spouse – OR – The Notes & Words That Matter

How to talk to your spouse seems quite plain and simple on paper. It seems like you and I should know what to do, like it’s something that should just come naturally. Easily, even. And yet, it’s sometimes not as simple as it seems. If you are one of the many people who don’t exactly […]

True Colors of Parenthood – Along came the baby…

True Colors of Parenthood – Along came the baby…

Once upon a time, there was a Grammy-winning banjo-playing genius who fell in love with an amazing banjo-playing lady genius.* Then the two got married. Then one day they decided to start a family. With great expectation they looked forward to their summer of newborn nesting and eagerly planned their three months “off” following the […]

What IS a Marriage Care Event | Minneapolis Marriage Seminar

What IS a Marriage Care Event | Minneapolis Marriage Seminar

When was the last time you had your teeth checked or professionally cleaned by a dental hygienist? When was the last time you got your oil changed? Or your tires checked? Or your eyes examined? I bet that even if you don’t know the exact date, you will be able to tell me at least […]