Root Causes of Relationship Problems

    Introduction   The majority of Americans (64 percent) report being happy in their relationships. However, what about the other 36 percent, though?   For those who are struggling with relationship problems or marriage problems, it’s important to understand the root causes of these issues. Because of this, below are some of the most

Am I in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship?

Introduction   Results from the National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) show that approximately 50 percent of Americans had experienced lifetime emotional abuse by a partner.   There’s a lot of confusion around emotional abuse and how it differs from other types of abuse, such as physical abuse and verbal abuse.   Below

How to Forgive Someone After a Betrayal

Introduction   According to the American Psychological Association, a betrayal occurs anytime someone violates another person’s expectations and breaks their trust.   Whether it’s infidelity in a marriage or sharing information that a friend wanted to keep private, betrayal can be hard to recover from. It is possible, though.   For those who are struggling

He doesn’t want to have sex with me. Is my husband gay?

Introduction If a woman’s husband no longer wants to have sex with her, she may immediately jump to the conclusion that he’s gay. However, there are plenty of other factors that could contribute to intimacy issues. Outlined below are answers to some common questions women might ask if their husbands no longer want to have

What is Premarital Counseling & How Does it Work?

    Every year, over 2 million people get married in the United States. Plenty of couples choose to tie the knot, but many of them fail to seek premarital counseling before doing so.   There’s a lot of confusion out there regarding premarital counseling. Many people are unsure what it is, and whether they

How Healthy Communication is the Key to a Happy Relationship

  Most couples have been told at least once that healthy communication is essential to having a happy, successful relationship.   But what does it take to have health communication? What does effective communication look like? And how do you know whether or not you have good communication?   Outlined below are answers to these

What is a Sexless Marriage and Are You In One?

  No couple imagines on the day they get married that someday they will stop having sex. Yet, 15 to 20 percent of all couples experience long periods of time where they are no longer sexually intimate.     If this is a situation you find yourself in, read below to learn more about sexless

What is an Emotional Affair and Am I In One?

    Emotional affairs are common, intense, and pose a significant threat to marriages and committed relationships. Learn more about what emotional cheating is, how to know if you or a loved one is being emotionally unfaithful, and how to address emotional affairs.   Table of Contents (click on a question below to be directed

Is it Normal to Think about Divorce?

      Yes, it is normal to think about divorce. If you or your partner have had thoughts of divorce but are not ready to leave the relationship it may be worth talking to a couples therapist to explore what is fueling these thoughts.       Table of Contents (click on a question

What is Codependency?: Signs and Symptoms

      Codependency is a problematic way to develop relationships. Learn about this common issue people face, and discover ways to overcome codependency. Table of Contents (click on a question below to be directed quickly) What are the signs of codependency? What is a codependent relationship? Is a codependent relationship bad? What are codependent