Just 6 Hours a Week to a Better Relationship!

Marriage Enrichment: The Magic 6 Hours In his book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, Dr. John Gottman discusses the magic six hours-six hours you can spend every week to connect with your partner. The magic six hours consists of Parting, Reunion, Admiration & Appreciation, Affection, Date Night, and…

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What To Do After A Fight-Part Two

What to do after a fight-Part Two

What to do after a fight? - Part Two You’ve just had another screaming match with your husband and now your googling relationship counseling as your mascara runs down your face…. You found "What to do after a fight-Part one"  and now you're ready for the next steps. In part…

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What To Do After A Fight?- Part One

What to do after a fight?- Part one

What to do after a fight? - Part One You’ve just had another screaming match with your husband and now your googling marriage counseling as your mascara runs down your face…. If this is a typical night for you, then you may feel like your relationship is at a crossroads.…

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How To Fight Fair

How to Fight Fair

How to Fight Fair Conflict in any relationship is inevitable. Research by The Gottman Institute shows that 69 % of conflict in relationships is about unsolvable, perpetual problems. 16 % of those perpetual issues involve gridlock couple conflict. So, with all this conflict flying around, what can couples do? This…

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The Trying 2’s: How to Raise a Toddler

The Trying 2’s Raising kids is hard. Raising a toddler; almost impossible. Or so it feels like it some days. We’ve all heard of the terrible 2’s which casts such a negative light on this amazing time in our child’s life. They are still squishy and cute; exploring their world…

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Co-parenting: 3 Tips On Email Communication

Co-parenting: 3 tips on Email Communication

3 tips on email communication with co-parent Communication with a co-parent is hard enough without the complications that technology may add. Emails, text, and social media messages create misunderstandings that brew conflict within a co-parenting relationship. Because of the wide spread use of technology, it is important now more than ever…

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Play: The Language Of Children

Play: The language of children

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play, than in a year of conversation” -Plato   Many parents ask me, "Why Play Therapy?". The simple answer; because it works! Play is the natural language of children so it would be the obvious choice when conducting counseling…

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3 Tips To Win The Homework Battle

3 Tips to Win the Homework Battle

3 Tips to Win the Homework Battle Back to school means back to homework and in some families, back to daily struggles. Your home doesn’t have to be a battleground where academic dreams go to die. Start the school year off with a different approach; so, you can win the…

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4 Things To Do Differently To Save Your Marriage

4 things to do differently to save your marriage

You don’t need a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy to know that marriage is hard. My guess is that if you’re married, have every been married, or in a relationship; you’ve already figured this out. Relationships can be difficult and conflict is inevitable in any relationship. Despite the…

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What Exactly Is Parenting Coordination?

What exactly is Parenting Coordination?

​Parenting Coordination is a non-confidential, child centered process for conflicted divorced and divorcing parents. It is a form of dispute resolution for parents in which mediation would be inappropriate or ineffective due to high levels of conflict. Through education, mediation and case management, the family’s progress is monitored to ensure…

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