1. Addressing Concerns Within A Relationship

    Addressing real concerns within a relationship is sometimes the most difficult thing to do. With the fear of certain ramifications, many people avoid issues by “dealing with it.” In the last blog post, we discussed how avoiding relationship issues is incredibly detrimental to the health of an intimate relationship. In this blog we will discuss how open and effective communication can lead to t…Read More

  2. Avoiding Concerns Within A Relationship

    There are very few relationships that do not face their fair share of concerns or issues. Healthy relationships can be ruined by putting issues on the back burner or blatantly glazing over the most concerning issues. In order to keep a relationship from ending, effective communication is something that both parties need to improve upon. It is perfectly normal for couples to have a difficult time b…Read More

  3. Keep The Honeymoon Phase Going

    Married couples often come up against problems that they cannot seem to fix, often, it’s associated with the end of the honeymoon phase. While most couples expect this time to come, it does not mean that it is the end of the honeymoon phase as you know it. Do not let the passion and love you first felt begin to dwindle from your marriage. Sometimes all you need is a little professional help to r…Read More

  4. Do You Have A Healthy Marriage?

    Whether you have been married for one month or ten years, how can you determine the health of your marriage? Married couples come up against many barriers through the course of their marriage, many are easily navigated, others cause problems. Without having a full-time marriage counselor at your beck and call, how do you know when rough patches are not leading to an unhealthy marriage. Many people…Read More

  5. How Premarital Counseling Leads to Healthy Marriages

    You are planning your wedding down to the last detail. After spending months obsessing over tiny details, have you given any thought to premarital counseling? Premarital counseling is one of the most overlooked aspects of wedding planning. Should engaged couples spend the time, money, and energy necessary to complete premarital counseling before their “I Dos”? Many professionals would say that…Read More

  6. My Husband Has Been Using The Ashley Madison Website

    Originally published by The Lakelands Leader in our Laudable Life advice column. Q: Last night I found out my husband has been using the Ashley Madison website.  We’ve been married for nine years, happily I thought, and we have three kids.   I’m shocked, devastated, and confused.  I don’t know what to do, yet I feel an urgent need to do something.  I feel like my head is exploding.  He…Read More

  7. How To Improve Your Marriage

    Problems arise in a marriage all the time. Couples that have incredibly strong communication skills will inevitably come to a resolution without professional help. On the other hand, these couples will have difficulties coming to a resolution when the problem is well outside of the “norm”. When fighting, or conflict resolution gets in the way of happiness, marriage counseling in Gaithersburg i…Read More

  8. How Marriage Counseling Can Help

    Seeking the help of a professional marriage counseling service in Gaithersburg, MD does not mean that your marriage has failed. In fact, marriage counseling can help couples with argument resolution and other marriage techniques that may otherwise be unavailable to them. Marriage counseling is sought for reasons outside of love-loss. While love-loss and infidelity are the most common reasons that…Read More

  9. Divorce & Children

    Divorce is hard on everyone involved. What many parents don’t realize is that children are often the ones who come out of a divorce worse for the wear. The short term vs. long term effects of divorce on children are dependent on age of the child when the divorce occurs. The effects are also dependent on whether the split is amicable or full of drama. Marriage counseling in Gaithersburg, MD can h…Read More

  10. What Parties Benefit from Marriage Counseling

    Marriage is no picnic. It takes hard work, fantastic communication, and unfailing respect and trust to make it work in the long run. While the great times may outweigh the hard times, a great many couples seek divorce. These couples believe that there is no way to get over the hard times. Many cannot get passed the fact that even when times are good, problems arise. Constant bickering and other pr…Read More