Tag Archives: marriage

Outsourcing Emotional Labor

No, outsourcing emotional labor is not some geo-political strategy by corporations to improve profits. This is a reality that women have been aware of for a long time. Simply put, outsourcing emotional labor is a description of how men often leave the emotional work in… continue reading Outsourcing Emotional Labor

Take Your Relationship to the Next Level

People often seem shocked when I tell them that all couples can benefit from counseling. I think that response comes from the idea that marriage counseling is only for helping couples get through a crisis. It’s not. The research has shown us that couples tend… continue reading Take Your Relationship to the Next Level

Prince Charmings, Darling Princesses, and the Pitfalls of Expectations in Relationships

When many of us commit to another we truly believe we have found our Prince Charming or Darling Princess. Why else would we want to be with them if not because we believe we’re going to live happily ever after with our mate? Your other… continue reading Prince Charmings, Darling Princesses, and the Pitfalls of Expectations in Relationships

3 Step Parenting Myths

The day after the wedding of Jenny’s father and myself, I overheard her playmate ask, “Is she a wicked stepmother?” It then occurred to me that I may struggle in my new role – not only with being a stepparent, but also with Step Parenting… continue reading 3 Step Parenting Myths

Four Overlooked Reasons for Untying the Knot

Divorce rates are reaching record highs. Nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce. What is going wrong? Obviously, hundreds of different reasons exist as to why couples choose to file for divorce. However, here are four common reasons that often get overlooked: #1: Pornography Pornography is rarely addressed… continue reading Four Overlooked Reasons for Untying the Knot

Couples counseling isn’t just for the broken

By: Heather Miller, Marriage and Family Counseling Intern Couple’s counseling can strengthen your relationship by providing new tools for you and your partner to use to improve your relationship. Some individuals hesitate to seek out couple’s counseling for fear of exposing struggles in their partnerships… continue reading Couples counseling isn’t just for the broken

Uncommon ways to show your significant other love

By: Heather Miller, Marriage and Family Counseling Intern Looking to improve your relationship? Feel like you may have lost that spark you once had? Spice up your routine with these uncommon ways to show your significant other love.  Greatly improve your relationship and increase your… continue reading Uncommon ways to show your significant other love

Before You Tie the Knot

Top five questions couples should ask themselves – and each other – before getting married. 1. Do you have a firm sense of who you are as an individual? Does your partner have an equally mature understanding of who he is? Marriage is more than… continue reading Before You Tie the Knot