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3 things to do the week of your wedding

Most people envision the week of their wedding as a really happy time, but feeling stressed out about the big day can overtake some of the excitement. To let go of stress and enjoy the experience, take the days before … Continue reading

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Accept reality

Take a moment to think about whether you accept your partner as they are right now, including the parts of them that you don’t like. Exploring your feelings towards your partner – both your love for them and any uncertainty … Continue reading

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5 things couples should discuss before getting married

As a therapist, I’ve noticed that many couples who go through divorce realize when it’s too late that they didn’t discuss things they ended up fighting over. All marriages are a legal contract, a lot like a business partnership. If … Continue reading

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How to be more empathetic

Successful couples are empathic towards each other. Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s emotions from their perspective – what people often call “putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.” It’s different than sympathy, because empathy is more about understanding … Continue reading

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Are you settling? How to know if you’re caught up in the wrong relationship

Settling involves suppressing your desires, usually because you believe that what you want is unattainable. You might tell yourself that your expectations are too high, or that you don’t deserve what you want. Settling is a sign that your partner … Continue reading

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The secret relationship killer

People who feel bitter and emotionally trapped in their relationship often share one common trait: they choose not to communicate with their partner. Self-expression can make us feel vulnerable and uncomfortable, which is why we can feel anxious about sharing … Continue reading

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5 tips to forgive a cheater

Forgiveness is often about letting go of resentment. Genuine forgiveness requires the effort of both people in the relationship, as well as time to heal. If you’ve experienced infidelity in your relationship, here are five tips to help you forgive … Continue reading

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3 signs you’re ready to have a baby

How do you know if you’re ready to have a baby? Based on my experience helping couples and families in my practice, here are 3 key signs you’re ready to be a parent. 1. You’re ready to sacrifice. You’re not … Continue reading

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6 ways to tell if it’s a rebound or real love

When your heart hasn’t healed and your mind hasn’t let go of a past relationship (or past relationships), you bring your emotional baggage into new ones. Emotional baggage puts a damper on intimacy and emotional closeness, which can hold you … Continue reading

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Women: Take responsibility for your choices!

It’s time to stop putting the onus on the man to change. Let me preface this by stating that I don’t mean to be gender biased, but I do find that some women bring their men to therapy as a means … Continue reading

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