Category Archives: Amber Groves

Apples and Oranges: How to Successfully Blend a Blended Family

Apples and Oranges: How to Successfully Blend a Blended Family

You have had your share of failed relationships in the past, but there is something different about this one that tells you to go for it – take the next step. You are happily and optimistically entering a new stage in your life and hoping for the best. He has kids, you have kids, and they actually get… Continue Reading

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Relationship

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Relationship

The new year is right around the corner and with it the expectation of setting resolutions that will transform you into a better version of yourself. This year I want to offer an alternative to the traditional New Year’s resolutions of losing weight, eating healthy, and being more active – by instead resolving to improve… Continue Reading

Bring Back the Passion

Bring Back the Passion

Unfortunately losing passion within a relationship has pretty much become a societal expectation. Passionless, sexless, routine relationships have become the butt of many a comedian’s joke due to the old adage : it’s funny, because it’s true.  You enter into a relationship hoping to beat the odds and crossing your fingers that you will always… Continue Reading

How Can I Keep My Spouse Sober

How Can I Keep My Spouse Sober

Lots of spouses come to counseling wanting to know what they can to keep their partner sober. The simplified answer to this question is…you can’t.  Despite your best efforts,  you cannot take responsibility for your spouse’s sobriety and you cannot make him/her stay sober. That said, you also don’t have to sit idly by and watch… Continue Reading