Having Fun with Your Partner while Social Distancing

Having Fun with Your Partner while Social Distancing

here are a lot of difficult parts of the current COVID crisis.  But if you are anything like me, it is getting more and more difficult to keep entertained.  I have taken my dog on walks, I have watched Netflix constantly, I have cooked great meals.  I know I have felt at the end of my rope.  And if… Continue Reading

Coping Now That Your Covid Honeymoon is Over

Coping Now That Your Covid Honeymoon is Over

When news about Covid-19 first came out you were told that you needed to stay home for about two weeks. “This could be cool” you thought “it’s like a mandatory two week vacation”. So you had pie for dinner, let the kids stay up late, and binged out on Netflix. Ever since then you’ve heard… Continue Reading

Staying Connected with your Partner During COVID-19

Staying Connected with your Partner During COVID-19

In conversations with my clients I have heard one of two things, either COVID-19 has made them feel closer than ever to their partner, or it has put a tremendous strain on their relationship. Maybe you and your partner are learning to balance working from home and homeschooling your children. Perhaps you are an extravert,… Continue Reading

Ways to Take Care of Yourself During Quarantine. And Why Your Mind Depends on It

Ways to Take Care of Yourself During Quarantine. And Why Your Mind Depends on It

During this current COVID-19 crisis, it is important to take care of ourselves physically.  Why? Because our mind and body are connected.  You might have noticed stress getting to you a bit more.  Or you might notice that you have a quicker temper since social distancing started.  It might even just feel like a total… Continue Reading

Don’t Make Any Big Decisions During Coronavirus

Don’t Make Any Big Decisions During Coronavirus

Just because corona happened, doesn’t mean your life has stopped. You still have bills to pay, children to take care of, a career to be on top of, etc. And you still have a lot of big life decisions to make. Whether to move for your career, change careers, finally get engaged, pull the plug… Continue Reading

Keeping Your Relationship Charged During Coronavirus

Keeping Your Relationship Charged During Coronavirus

By now, you’ve probably gotten over any excitement you had about being home so much. You knew that there would come a time when being home so much would probably get boring or even feel like drudgery and you’re starting to feel it now. Things are just boring and you’re feeling in a malaise. And… Continue Reading

How to Stay Sane While Practicing Social Distancing

How to Stay Sane While Practicing Social Distancing

Thus far, the majority of our conversations about COVID-19 have focused on physical health and how to prevent this disease from spreading. But if you’re like most people, covid-19 has you feeling a little nervous, too. As a therapist, I know that mental health is just as important to consider in these uncertain times. Anxieties… Continue Reading

Why Emotions Matter

Why Emotions Matter

Emotions can be frustrating. This is why so many couples come to therapy saying that “we have communication problems.” In my experience actual communication problems are rare. The real trouble is that an unpleasant message is being communicated VERY effectively. The real trouble is that you are more in touch with anger (or one of… Continue Reading

Online Counseling – It Works

Online Counseling – It Works

With all the concern about coronovirus and the recommendations for social distancing it can be hard to go outside for anything more than the necessities of food, work and toilet paper. Because counseling is considered a healthcare necessity, counseling centers (including The Marriage and Famiy Clinic) will not be closing down during this time. But… Continue Reading

The Two Things You Have to Change in Your Relationship

The Two Things You Have to Change in Your Relationship

So you don’t know where to start.  All of the things that have felt wrong in your relationship feels overwhelming.  The fighting has got worse and worse over time.  You do not talk anymore, because you just want to avoid the next fight.  And eventually, you end up only interacting when you fight.  How would you even start to change things in… Continue Reading

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