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

    Originally Printed in the Lakelands Leader in our advice column The Laudable Life 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.…Read More

  2. 6 Tips For When Your Spouse Won’t Go To Therapy With You

    Q: 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 push-back.  What am I doing wrong? A: Of course it's impossible to say what if …Read More

  3. When Your Family Is a Bunch of Scrooges

    Originally Published in the Lakelands Leader in our advice column The Laudable Life 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 husba…Read More

  4. 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

  5. Are You In A Codependent Relationship?

    The term “codependent” is usually used in connection with partners of substance abusers, but it can apply to other people as well. Someone is codependent when they cannot function as an individual, and organize their identity around another person; their self-worth is defined by the approval of their partner. Sometimes, people who are codependent have difficulty recognizing this quality in the…Read More

  6. The Benefits of Couples Therapy

    For people who have never participated in couples therapy, it is typical to feel anxious and uncertain before their first session. At Kentlands Psychotherapy, we have helped many couples in Gaithersburg, MD work through their issues and revitalize their relationships. We understand that you may be hesitant to try couples therapy because it involves talking about emotions that may make you uncomfor…Read More

  7. Getting The Most Out Of Family Therapy

    Family therapy helps families improve the way they communicate and resolve conflicts. Family therapy can be a healing experience, and you may find that it strengthens your bonds to each other. If there is conflict in your family and you are having difficulty communicating with one another, family counseling may help. At Kentlands Psychotherapy, we specialize in family therapy. Our therapists appro…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. Principles of Effective Couples Counseling

    When the relationship between you and your partner is in distress, it can be hard to know where to turn. You may have heard that there is no point to going to couples therapy because it “never works.” It is true that couples who go to therapy together often break up, but this is due to the fact that many couples wait until their marriage is already essentially over to try therapy. When couples…Read More

  10. 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, you ar…Read More