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. 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

  4. 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

  5. Improving Couple’s Communication

    Communication is one avenue of a relationship that may need to be improved upon. Bad communication skills can lead to arguments, unhappiness, and more. Many people who are dissatisfied with their relationships often cite communication as one of the main sources of dissonance. Long set, poor communication patterns can be difficult to overcome without the help of a professional. Couples therapy in G…Read More

  6. Signs That Couples Therapy Is For You

    Stress, anxiety, and relationship issues can take a toll on us all. These issues can become cyclical and put a strain on interpersonal and intimate relationships. They can also cause changes to our emotional, physical, and spiritual health. It is not surprising that many people who are dealing with excess stress, anxiety, and relationship issues reach out for help by means of couples therapy in Ga…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. When Do You Need Couples Counseling

    Arguments may be a normal aspect of many relationships. Many couples can figure out their problems through these disagreements, but some cannot. Many couples that are on the verge of collapse do not even know that it is happening. We hear the excuse “we never fight” or “we always agree on everything”. While this is may be true, problems can be pushed beneath the surface. Couples therapy in…Read More