Why Should I Stay Married?

stay married My husband and I are clearing out clutter. It is a time consuming adventure into the past.  We started by just going through stacks of books and piles of paper trying to sort them into more organized stacks and piles we labeled keep, toss or give away.   But we get easily sidetracked […]

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Transform your life: Our New Breaking Free Workshop

Do you frequently feel anxious or depressed? Do you struggle with anger and resentment? Does your life feel unreasonably hard or unmanageable? At The Marriage Place, we have discovered that traditional talk therapy alone doesn’t always help couples improve their relationship. Sometimes, you have to go deeper and look at how childhood experiences have shaped […]

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How to Avoid Valentine’s Day Disappointment This Year

Let me be frank: this upcoming Valentine’s Day may not live up to your expectations. It rarely ever does. But what if I told you it could be different? While a romantic evening with an attentive partner, a wonderful babysitter for the kids, and an endless budget for a gourmet meal might be ideal, Valentine’s […]

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Friendship in Marriage: The Recipe for Reconnection

A post from Dan Umphress In my work as a Marriage Coach, I talk every week with people who have heard from their spouse some variation of “I love you, but I’m not in love with you anymore. I want a divorce.”   I am not writing to address the pain and shock of hearing […]

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Did you know? Empathy Grows Intimacy in Marriage

Empathy grows intimacy in marriage. But do you know the difference between empathy and sympathy? Is your spouse your best friend?  Is he/she the person you want to talk to when something good or something bad happens?  Do you feel connected and close? If you answered “no” to any of those, you or your spouse […]

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When Art and Therapy Collide

Art & Therapy – An Inspiring Combination I am currently working with a client who leaves our sessions and processes her feelings by making art, which she sends me each week. She has graciously allowed me to share these anonymously. I am amazed at how much this client has grown and healed in the past year. […]

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