Marital and Relationship Counseling

I am proud to be happily married to my wife of more than 44 years. This is no small feat in today’s world where divorce seems to be the most common way of dealing with the inevitable challenges of living with a partner. I have come to believe that being married, not parenting, is the hardest job in the world. After all, almost everyone loves their children, even when they are misbehaving. But “misbehavior” in a marriage frequently ends in divorce. I utilize a variety of approaches in my work with couples, but I always use practical, research-proven ideas to rebuild marital friendship, reduce conflict, and improve problem-solving. We’ll spend less time on how your mother “dressed you”, and more time on how you need to “address” each other. Couples counseling is most successful when both parties consider their own roles in creating and overcoming relationship problems.

Typical Issues addressed in couples counseling:

  • Communication (Is it a listening problem or maybe you just don’t like what you’re hearing?)
  • Parenting (What is the best way to discipline?)
  • Differences (Maybe we have too little in common?)
  • Sex (Have we lost the spark?)
  • Infidelity (Can we rebuild trust?)
  • Money (How can we address the business side of the relationship?)
  • In-laws (What do you do if you have difficult family members?)