5 Signs You Aren’t Over Your Ex and it’s Too Soon for Dating After Divorce

5 Signs You Aren’t Over Your Ex and it’s Too Soon for Dating After Divorce

When you’re considering dating after divorce, there’s a good chance it’s not the best time yet. I know you want to be done with the pain of the past and move on. But going too fast will only cause more pain. It’s important to reflect on this possibility. Check out the five signs you aren’t over your ex before you move on to dating or starting a relationship. (more…)

Childhood Trauma Effect on Adult Relationships

Childhood Trauma Effect on Adult Relationships

Are you wondering about the childhood trauma effect on adult relationships? I often have couples who come in who can’t figure out the source of their problem. They bicker and don’t know why. Sex has dropped off but for no apparent reason. They aren’t on the same page, and unfortunately, it’s become the new norm. There hasn’t been any apparent infidelity or abuse. But the fact that there’s no major ‘issue’ to point to is even more frustrating. (more…)

6 Ways on How to Maintain and Enhance Your Marriage

6 Ways on How to Maintain and Enhance Your Marriage

Maintenance is a part of living well. When we maintain the things we care about, they last longer and perform optimally. Ideally, you maintain your overall health (including personal hygiene), your home, vehicles, career, and relationships. They all need some TLC, so they continue to feel rewarding and purposeful. Learn more about the six ways to maintain your marriage, and enhance your love! (more…)

Is Your Marriage on This List? Top 5 Signs of a Failed Marriage

Is Your Marriage on This List? Top 5 Signs of a Failed Marriage

If you’re like most people, failure doesn’t make it onto your ‘to do’ list, and you prefer to avoid it at all costs. As a maven of all things relationships, I thought you might appreciate my perspective from over a decade of work with struggling couples. Whether you are looking to divorce-proof your marriage or validate your fear that ‘its over.’ Here are the top signs of a failed marriage according to this Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  (more…)

How to Compromise in a Relationship – 7 Things to Consider

How to Compromise in a Relationship – 7 Things to Consider

I didn’t know how to compromise in a relationship and it led to divorce. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t the only thing that contributed to the demise of my first marriage. But, it was a big part of it. I have since learned how important true partnership is. In my current marriage, we prioritize collaboration so both of us feel loved and valued. Allow me to share an example … (more…)