Should You Stay Together for the Kids?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Children, Couples, Family | 0 comments

You may say that you’re staying together for your kids, but are you sure it’s not really for yourself, so that you don’t have to face the problems in your marriage? Facing up to those problems may mean splitting up. Divorce is a huge change, and we’re all scared of change. On the other hand, if you are determined to stay together, you really have to work at the relationship and that’s another scary prospect. Of course, parents do make decisions...

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Is Full Recovery from an Affair Really Possible?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in Couples, Infidelity, Marriage Strengthening | 0 comments

An affair is a savage blow to a relationship. The trust between you and your partner, so vital to a successful relationship, is shattered. If both of you are determined to save your partnership, and are willing to work hard at recovery and spend as much time as it takes, it may be possible for you to stay together and eventually be happy with each other again. One thing must be recognized about having an affair – it isn’t the reason for a...

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“Are Substances Causing Problems in Your Relationships?”

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Couples, Substance Use | 0 comments

Research is finding that the use of substances like alcohol or drugs is a spectrum and it can be hard to identify where you or your partner fit into that range. Perhaps the most accurate answer is that if at least one person in your relationship believes substances are causing a problem, they are. If you are the non-using member of the partnership, you’re probably the one seeking help initially. Maybe your partner is in denial that their use...

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