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Personal Relationships: Losing Some of the Spark Is Normal

You might be surprised to know the number of people who come to couple’s counseling complaining that the spark has gone out of their relationship. Then again, maybe not. Perhaps you are experiencing the same thing right now. It is important to know that what you’re experiencing is normal. Your relationship definitely doesn’t need to …

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A Good Marriage Counselor Is Also a Good Listener

Have you ever left a counseling session feeling really good about the results? If so, perhaps you also found yourself thinking that your counselor was a good listener. There are good reasons behind your thoughts and feelings. Counselors are listeners first and foremost. They can’t do what they do effectively without giving their full attention …

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Why Couple’s Counseling Is Rarely a One-and-Done Experience

Anyone who has successfully utilized couple’s counseling to repair a broken relationship knows that the experience is rarely a one-and-done thing. In other words, couples do not spend one hour with a counselor and suddenly solve all their problems. A typical therapy regimen includes multiple sessions spread out over a period of time. It can …

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It’s Okay to Not See Eye-to-Eye on Everything

Somewhere along the way, our culture lost sight of the realities of personal relationships. We have bought into the Hollywood fantasy of romantic partners always seeing eye-to-eye on everything. Some of us even grew up dreaming of perfect marriages in which words of disagreement were never spoken. Well, guess what? Such thinking is neither realistic …

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Limerence What It Is and How It Affects Romantic Relationships

Limerence: What It Is and How It Affects Romantic Relationships

Defining what it means to be in love is pretty tough. Being in love is an abstract concept that means different things to different people. Furthermore, when we talk about the thoughts and emotions normally associated with being in love, what we are really talking about is something known as ‘limerence’. Limerence is a common …

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What Does It Really Mean to Fall Out of Love?

Whether we call it couples’ counseling, relationship therapy, or something altogether different, the one thing every session has in common is the topic of love. Couples and their counselors talk about both falling in and out of love. But these two phrases are ambiguous. Couples come to us claiming they are falling out of love. …

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5 Things More Important to Romantic Relationships Than Romance

5 Things More Important to Romantic Relationships Than Romance

Romance is something we talk a lot about in terms of relationships. Moreover, it seems like everyone is looking for romance at one time or another. Do not misunderstand. Romance is a great thing. It can be the slow burning flame that keeps a relationship interesting. But did you know there are things more important …

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