Couples Counselling

Fighting Fair

Posted on 04/10/2016 in Blog, Couples, Couples Counselling

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You bring up a point to your partner, something like, “why don’t we have that spark anymore,” “I feel lonely in our relationship,” or “I don’t feel appreciated.” Really, it can be anything that you’re upset about and want fixed. Only, instead of your partner listening to your concern, they respond by getting defensive and saying something like “well you never initiate sex either and I can’t read your mind,” “we do have sex so what is your problem,” or “I do appreciate you, here’s some examples of why you’re wrong about this.” So… Read More Here!

 

Lack of Communication – Root Cause of Marriage Issues

Posted on 16/05/2016 in Blog, Couples, Couples Counselling

Many couples come into counseling with a lack of communication as the primary reason for doing so. Regardless of what brings couples through the door, communication is often the last thing that is described as a problem in the relationship. By the end of the first session, many couples are describing issues of withdrawal, isolation, blame and general dissatisfaction with the relationship. Further exploration usually depicts two individuals who still love each other, but are tired of the constant fights, feeling ignored, or like their feelings do not matter. Communication is usually the key by which these issues are resolved.… Read More Here!

 

Renewing The Woo

Posted on 02/10/2015 in Blog, Couples Counselling

Most of us have experienced the excitement of falling in love. While most of us know that as the relationship or marriage evolves, the excitement has to evolve too, but too often it becomes extinct. The honeymoon may be over, but that does not have to mean the end of romance. Here are some ideas on how romance can evolve with the relationship: Express your desire for more romance, and invite your partner into the process. Many people feel frustrated when they work hard at changing a relationship for the better, only to have their partners not notice or reciprocate.… Read More Here!

 

It’s Not About the Nail – 5 Steps to Recover From a Fight

Posted on 16/04/2014 in Anger Issues, Blog, Couples Counselling, Marital Issues

Have you ever wondered why your partner doesn’t just agree with you since you are making such perfect sense? Have you ever thought “if only I married someone who was as smart as me, we’d never fight?” Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, it’s clear that you are in a relationship. So what happens after you fight? Do you repair it in any way or just avoid it and move on to the next fight? Researchers at the Gottman Institute say that for every negative that happens in your relationship, you actually need 5 positives to… Read More Here!

 

Calgary Marriage Counselling – Do we need a Couples Counsellor?

Posted on 21/11/2011 in Blog, Couples Counselling, Marital Issues

Deciding to participate in marriage counselling can be a difficult decision to make, especially when couples are wondering if it would actually help. Generally, if a couple thinks they may need the intervention of a professional marriage counsellor, then something is happening within the dynamics of the marriage that is making each of them unhappy. Problems that cause many couples to seek marriage counselling include: disagreements about raising children financial problems infidelity sexual issues. Further, choosing to attend marriage counselling sessions instead of heading straight to divorce court means that spouses sincerely want to make a marriage work. Will our… Read More Here!