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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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