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Falling (Back) in Love

Falling (Back) in Love

One of the questions that couples often ask when they first start therapy is, “Can we actually fall in love again?” The answer is a resounding “Yes, absolutely!” But it doesn’t happen easily or accidentally. It happens with effort - with being intentional day after day, and only with the desire from both partners to try to recapture those lost feelings.

A Garden Fence Could Save Your Relationship: Healthy Boundaries Part II

A Garden Fence Could Save Your Relationship: Healthy Boundaries Part II

I often talk with couples who are struggling to find healthy boundaries in their relationship. They don’t always know that boundaries are the problem, and instead they often state they’re having “communication issues”. However, when we start to explore the issues, we find they have very different ideas about boundaries and how things should play out.

How to Unplug Your Family without Losing Your Sanity

How to Unplug Your Family without Losing Your Sanity

Lately, it feels like every day family therapy clients are telling me about how 'addicted' their children, spouses, or friends are to their devices (phones, tablets, etc.). I feel like I’m continually hearing complaints about the hours people spend looking at screens and how little they interact with each other or the outside world.  

Relationships are the worst (but also the best)

Relationships are the worst (but also the best)

The idea of being in a truly happy relationship may seem unrealistic or unattainable, but it isn’t. We see couples that make relationships look so easy, but it often feels like they’re keeping some kind of secret from the rest of the world. How do they do it? Here are five things that happy couples do well.