Couples

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!

 

Empty Nest or New Opportunity

Posted on 04/10/2016 in Blog, Couples, Parenting, Thrive (Child & Youth)

My baby is leaving home… what am I going to do now?  Many parents experience a feeling of loss when the last child leaves home.  Well, you are not alone.  The majority of parents experience that feeling of a double edged sword.  Parents are thrilled that all of the nurturing, caring and teachings has led their child to be actively independent,  coupled with the loss of the daily experiences and companionship they  share with their child every day at home. This mish-mash of emotions actually has a name – empty nest syndrome.   This is not a clinical diagnosis, but rather… 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!