Marriage advice Archive

8 Signs You Married the Wrong Person

8 Signs You Married the Wrong Person

Marriage is serious business and for most people, a great deal of thinking goes into making that all-important decision to …
Rachael Pace

By Rachael Pace

5  min read

How to Use Active Listening and Validation to Improve Your Marriage

How to Use Active Listening and Validation to Improve Your Marriage

During our recent counseling session, Jill, 42, expressed concern that she was feeling dissatisfied in her marriage to Logan, 44, …
Terry Gaspard,  Middletown, RI

By Terry Gaspard

MSW, LICSW| 5  min read

3 Simple Steps to Stop an Argument

3 Simple Steps to Stop an Argument

Sometimes we start with a simple conversation or exchange of ideas and suddenly find ourselves entrenched in an endless argument …
Lesley Thompson, Marriage & Family Therapist New York City, NY

By Lesley Thompson

Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychodynamic, psychoanalytic therapy| 4  min read

Anger Management - A Guide on How to Handle Your Anger

Anger Management – A Guide on How to Handle Your Anger

Anger gets a bad wrap. It is often a very misunderstood emotion. Most of the time, when we think about …
Lesley Thompson, Marriage & Family Therapist New York City, NY

By Lesley Thompson

Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychodynamic, psychoanalytic therapy| 7  min read

Relationship Obstacles And Connection Blockers That Damage a Romantic Relationship

Relationship Obstacles And Connection Blockers That Damage a Romantic Relationship

Connection. Intimacy. Acceptance. Being Known. When speaking to couples, so often, these are the words that are used to describe …
Lesley Thompson, Marriage & Family Therapist New York City, NY

By Lesley Thompson

Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychodynamic, psychoanalytic therapy| 5  min read

Sad Relationship Quotes for Lovers Going Through Trying Times

Sad Relationship Quotes for Lovers Going Through Trying Times

All relationships go through their ups and downs. It’s the rough patches that make it stronger as years go by, …
Sylvia Smith

By Sylvia Smith

Blogger| 4  min read

What Is a Transactional Relationship

What Is a Transactional Relationship?

A transactional relationship is an interesting term. The first thing that came to mind is something like an arranged marriage …
Sylvia Smith

By Sylvia Smith

Blogger| 4  min read

Healthy Phrases That Can Prevent Argument in a Relationship

Healthy Phrases That Can Prevent Argument in a Relationship

Conflicts and arguments are bound to happen in any relationship. Open communication is encouraged for any relationship, but arguments are …
Rachael Pace

By Rachael Pace

5  min read

How to Talk about Marriage with Your Boyfriend

How to Talk about Marriage with Your Boyfriend

It’s common knowledge that if girls breach the topic of marriage, they are walking on thin ice.  That is true …
Rachael Pace

By Rachael Pace

4  min read

Marriage and Relationships after Traumatic Brain Injury

Marriage and Relationships after Traumatic Brain Injury

Long-term relationships and marriage are marked by challenges and even threats to the partnership. After all, there is a reason …
Michael E Keesler, Psychologist Philadelphia, PA

By Michael E Keesler

Psychologist| 7  min read

Erectile Dysfunction Is a Couple Issue

Erectile Dysfunction Is a Couple Issue

When a man comes to me to help them with erection problems, they almost always present with a great deal …
Marjorie Nightingale, Marriage & Family Therapist Woodbridge, VA

By Marjorie Nightingale

Marriage & Family Therapist, Post Masters Certificate in Sex Therapy| 6  min read

Enduring Love: Working Towards the next Level of Commitment

Enduring Love: Working Towards the next Level of Commitment

Ah, the bloom of new love! How do you know if it’s an enduring love? You’ve met someone, and they …
Stuart Fensterheim, Social Worker Scottsdale, AZ

By Stuart Fensterheim

Social Worker, LCSW| 4  min read

Marriage Dating: Romantic Ideas for Her

Marriage Dating: Romantic Ideas for Her

A lot of people forget that once you are married and have kids, it is still important to date your …
Sylvia Smith

By Sylvia Smith

Blogger| 5  min read

Romantic Date Night Ideas Without Breaking Your Wallet

Romantic Date Night Ideas Without Breaking Your Wallet

When people talk about romantic date night ideas for married couples, they imagine candlelight dinners, classy restaurants, flowers, evening wear, …
Sylvia Smith

By Sylvia Smith

Blogger| 5  min read

4 Relationship Myths and Barriers That Jeopardize a Relationship

4 Relationship Myths and Barriers That Jeopardize a Relationship

As a couples therapist, I often hear people tell me all of the reasons they don’t need couples counseling. Sadly, …
Zoe O Entin, Social Worker New York City, NY

By Zoe O. Entin

Social Worker, LCSW| 5  min read