Author Archives: Patricia Cochran

Take a Summer Break from Conflict (Without Giving up on Your Marriage)

Take a Summer Break from Conflict (Without Giving up on Your Marriage)

For many people summer means getting together with family and friends, having fun in the sun, and vacation time. When your personal life is aligned with your expectations you have a great summer. However, when your relationship is troubled summer feels like long days of problems. It’s hard to stay positive when communication is not effective,… Continue Reading

From Dirty Fight to Clear Communication: How to Fight Fair During Conflict With Your Spouse

From Dirty Fight to Clear Communication: How to Fight Fair During Conflict With Your Spouse

A very common complaint that brings couples to counseling is wanting to know how to communicate better and fight fair. Couples always want to discuss an issue in an assertive way that allows both partners to feel understood and validated without it ending up in some big fight. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? Well, it is in your… Continue Reading

7 Mother’s Day gifts that will improve your relationship

7 Mother’s Day gifts that will improve your relationship

Mother’s Day is around the corner and we all have someone special in our lives we want to celebrate. Whether you and your partner have human children, furry babies or a turtle your partner plays the role of mommy to them and you appreciate her for that. The stores are full of special offers and… Continue Reading

I’m in a one sided marriage….what do I do?

I’m in a one sided marriage….what do I do?

Marriages start with a lot of expectations, dreams and plans. We usually fall in love with the person that makes us laugh, holds our hand through tough times and share our vision for the future. But things change with time, as they should –  and it is not always a good change. All of the… Continue Reading

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