1. Writing a time capsule letter to explain your affair

    Have you been struggling to decide whether or not to tell your partner about a current or former affair? Are you convinced it's probably the right thing to do, but your afraid of the consequences? Have you come close to telling so many times, but in the end you just can't bring yourself to do it? If you are still considering the pros and cons of telling your partner about an infidelity, read here …Read More

  2. Why You Should Be Ready to Confess Your Affair When Asked

    Should you tell your partner about the affair you've had? If you ask a philosophy professor they will likely give you an ethical decision making theory like in this article from Psychology Today. But philosophers work in theory, they don't work with people in crisis. On the other hand, if you ask 100 couples therapists, "Should your client tell their partner about an infidelity or affair?" you mi…Read More

  3. How Effective “Time Outs” Could Save Your Marriage (or Job or Friendships)!

    My husband and I have a pretty good marriage, but when it comes to certain topics we seem to go from 0-60 in nothing flat, every time. Before we can get to the heart of the matter he's saying, "I can't talk with you about this right now." Or "You're just being irrational." Or even, "I'm tired (or I've had a long day at work), can we talk about this later?" But later never comes and I feel like I'm…Read More

  4. When Your Spouse Says They’re Not In Love with You Anymore

    Q: Around Thanksgiving my wife told me she is not in love with me anymore and that she wanted a divorce.  I told her we needed to get through the holidays and I asked her to try to put it out of her mind until the New Year.  I hoped we could make the holidays special and she would forget about it. It didn't happen. In the last couple months I've tried hard to "woo" her back. I've sent her texts …Read More

  5. 6 Tips For When Your Spouse Won’t Go To Therapy With You

    As I look at the start of 2017, I want to see my marriage improve, but my husband doesn't seem to be willing to do much on his end.  He won't go to therapy and he says he's tired of "talking about it all the time."  What can I do on my own that might make things better?  Everything I seem to try gets resentful pushback.  What am I doing wrong? Of course it's impossible to say what if anything …Read More

  6. When Your Family Is a Bunch of Scrooges

    Q: It's early December and as usual I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the things I needs to get done; school parties, work parties, neighborhood parties, gift shopping, family travel, and decorating the house before we go away for the holiday. It's too much! Worse yet I can't seem to get anyone to help. My husband and kids are full of excuses why they aren't able to assist and when those excuse…Read More

  7. 6 Habits of Healthy Relationships

    At Kentlands Psychotherapy, we offer couples therapy in Gaithersburg, MD, so we are familiar with the habits of people in both healthy and unhealthy relationships. When you are having problems in your relationship, you and your partner may find that having a neutral third party with experience in helping couples improve their relationships may help. In the meantime, here are some healthy habits of…Read More

  8. Co-Parenting With Your Ex

    Co-parenting requires you to be empathetic and patient with your ex, which is easier said than done. Break ups are fraught with emotion, even when you can choose to never see your ex again. When children are involved, you have to accept that you will have to work with your ex to ensure that your child gets the best parenting possible. While it is stressful, there are steps you can take to make it …Read More

  9. Tips For a Healthy and Happy Marriage

    A good marriage takes a concerted effort from both partners. Love is a verb; you have to action to keep the spark alive. Here are our marriage counseling tips on how you can actively and positively love your partner and contribute to your marriage.  Show physical affection. When you make contact with your spouse, whether holding hands, hugging, or just a quick kiss before you leave for work, …Read More

  10. Falling Out Of Love

    It is no secret that marriage can be difficult. Often times many people enter into marriage with the false notions that marriage changes everything, and no problems will ever occur. In fact, marriage can be just as difficult as it is rewarding. Just as falling in love is easy, falling out of love can be just as easy. Many married couples seek marriage counseling services in Gaithersburg when they …Read More