What’s the difference between feeling alone and loneliness? Alone is a physical sense of nobody being around. Loneliness is a much deeper, emotional feeling that stems from lack of connections to others. It’s important to determine the difference because one could feel lonely even in a crowded room. Loneliness could also result in negative emotions… CONTINUE
A Few Reasons Couples Seek Therapy
There are many reasons why couples may seek out therapy, including; communication issues, differences in libido, and clashes with in-laws, to name a few. A healthy relationship is one in which both parties encourage growth by compromising, trust, and open communication. Communication Issues Communication is key to a healthy relationship. One may not share openly… CONTINUE
Do You Need Couples Counseling?
Are you considering couples counseling, but still not certain it’s right for your relationship? It can be helpful to first evaluate the current health of your relationship. When evaluating the health of your relationship there are several areas you can investigate. In fact, below we have compiled a list of common areas we see in… CONTINUE
How Do I Find the Best Couples Counselor Near Me in Plano?
When it comes to being in a relationship, unexpected challenges begin to arise over time. You may find yourself in stagnant arguments that quickly go from “0 to 60.” Aspects of your partner you once found charming may now be the very things that frustrate you. You may feel that your partner has somehow changed…. CONTINUE
Recovering from an Affair
About 1 out of 3 committed couples experience infidelity at some point. Dealing with cheating can be especially exhausting and discouraging. In the wake of an affair, trust is strained and the very foundation of your relationship may be in question. Does anyone ever really get over his or her partner cheating? Absolutely. Whereas for… CONTINUE
5 Tips to Help Repair a Broken Relationship
Few things are as frustrating and painful as a broken relationship. It can feel like being trapped in quicksand. Sometimes the more you kick and flail, the faster you sink. How do you know when a relationship is worth saving versus when it’s time to move on? How do you recognize your issues versus your… CONTINUE
Couples Counseling: Male or Female Counselor?
When couples are considering counseling, they want the most effective counselor for their particular situation. Couples often ask whether they should see a male or female couples counselor. There is no general rule of thumb about the efficacy of a male v. female couples therapist. However, one tip may help you choose the best counselor… CONTINUE
What to Expect in Couples Counseling
Have you often wondered what exactly goes on in couples counseling or if it works? Anxiety, fear, or the stigma of therapy can deter members of a relationship from seeking the help and guidance that could help in evaluating a relationship. However, an expert counselor can help a couple focus on challenges and turn them… CONTINUE
What Dropping Divorce Rates Could Mean for New Relationship Norms
by Meri Rule, LPC-S, LCDC You’ve probably come across the statement that half of all marriages end in divorce. According to the American Psychological Association “about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce. The divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher.” However, recent research has revealed that divorce… CONTINUE
The Business of Relationships – Is Yours More Like a Transaction?
Some say, a good business deal is when both parties leave feeling a little uncomfortable. You don’t want your partner having sex with you because that’s is his or her “job.” That is not what most of us want in a romantic bond because things done out of obligation tend to build resentment in a… CONTINUE