Article Archives: February 2015

Don’t Let Conflict Harm Your Relationship, Part 2

DR. DAVE THORNSEN, PsyD.   We all know that disagreements between partners are common. Whether they are big issues or little issues the potential for disagreement is a common part of any couple trying to work together or get along. When a potential disagreement arises… continue reading Don’t Let Conflict Harm Your Relationship, Part 2

Don’t Let Conflict Harm Your Relationship

DAVE THORNSEN, PsyD.  Most couples coming into therapy identify “communication” as the main issue that caused them to call. We’re so used to the word that we forget what a complicated and fragile thing communication is. Because so many factors create communication, there are just… continue reading Don’t Let Conflict Harm Your Relationship

Laughing Matters

Because we’ve gotta struggle…we’ve gotta laugh. The pain involved in overcoming obstacles and the joy that comes with reaching our goals go hand in hand. Through our work at the Fountain Hill Center—Lakeshore Office, more of our friends and neighbors in Oceana County have the… continue reading Laughing Matters

A Happy Couple’s Arithmetic: O+I=R

O+I=R  This simple equation explains what we need to experience a thriving, dynamic relationship.     O stands for OBSERVATION. Observation is a crucial aspect of any partner’s effectiveness in a relationship. Observation is how we know what’s going on. Without observation we would have… continue reading A Happy Couple’s Arithmetic: O+I=R