A Helpful Relationship Trick You Can Learn From a Rattlesnake

A Helpful Relationship Trick You Can Learn From a Rattlesnake | Grow My Relationship - Marriage & Couples Relationship Counseling

Relationship tips and tricks can strike us from the most interesting places. Even the intimidating rattlesnake teaches us a lesson in better couples communication.  Don’t worry. We’re not asking you to handle a rattlesnake, attend the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup, or anything extreme. This is a lesson that comes from observation. You can enjoy the results […]

How To Get The Most From Couples Therapy

How To Get The Most From Couples Therapy | Grow My Relationship - Marriage & Couples Relationship Counseling

Many come into couples therapy uncertain of what will happen.  For many, this might be their first time in any kind of counseling or therapy. They don’t know what to expect from the therapist or if the therapist has unique expectations for them.  In our experience, most approach couples counseling with some apprehension. Their idea […]

A Twist On The Classic Game Night

A Twist On The Classic Game Night | Grow My Relationship - Marriage & Couples Relationship Counseling

Could this be the best (and cheapest) date night ever?  What comes to mind when you think of a date night? Most would probably imagine a trip to an expensive restaurant, concert, or special event. You must plan, schedule, and then dress up, spending lots of time and money. We all love our partners and […]

Why Your Wedding Vows Are More Than a Tradition

Why Your Wedding Vows Are More Than a Tradition | Grow My Relationship - Marriage & Couples Relationship Counseling

For many, wedding vows are a lower priority in their planning focus. Sure, they’ll agonize over the location, guest list, and even the cake. But the vows are often almost forgotten in the scramble to take care of all the details. Put off as an afterthought to be written up the night or morning before […]

Can Your Marriage Survive the Cookie Jar Challenge?

Can Your Marriage Survive the Cookie Jar Challenge? | Grow My Relationship - Marriage & Couples Relationship Counseling

Most of us have childhood memories of the mythic cookie jar.  Almost every household had one at some point or another. Maybe it had a funny shape, spelled out the word “cookie” as if to tease us, or worse of all, it was transparent so that we could see the cookies contained within. The cookie […]

What You Should Give Your Partner: Hint, The Gift of Love!

What You Should Give Your Partner: Hint, It's Not Roses | Grow My Relationship - Marriage & Couples Relationship Counseling

Over the years, we’re taught by films, books, and society at large that the way to express the gift of love on an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or other big day is to buy our partner flowers (or in old-fashioned comedies, this is how attempts were made to correct a mistake).  Who doesn’t love flowers? They […]

Stop Digging Your Own Grave in Your Marriage

Stop Digging Your Own Grave in Your Marriage | Grow My Relationship - Marriage & Couples Relationship Counseling

I love counseling and marriage therapy and felt my calling to this profession at an early age. But there’s a lot of time and education you need to get through before you can run your first couples therapy session.  Like many people, as I was advancing along the way in life and my training, I […]

Love Language Game: 20 Questions You Can Ask Your Partner

20 Question You Can Ask Your Partner to Get to Know Them Better | Grow My Relationship - Marriage & Couples Relationship Counseling

When was the last time you played a love language game and got to know your partner? Most of us will remember the classic game “Twenty Questions.” It used to be an age-old favorite in the pre-smartphone era. For those who don’t remember, or never had the chance to play, you have 20 questions to […]

Can Couples Counseling Save Our Marriage?

Can Couples Counseling Save Our Marriage? | Grow My Relationship - Marriage & Couples Relationship Counseling

Probably the number one question we get asked is whether or not couples counseling can save a relationship or marriage.  Since many might be skimming the article or are short for time, we’ll cut to the chase and say, yes it can – with some caveats.  We’re not just saying that because we’re counselors. According […]

We’re “Just Dating”. Do We Need Relationship Counseling?

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When many people think of relationship counseling, they don’t think of young or unmarried couples who are dating. Unfortunately, many believe that counseling for couples is a last-ditch effort to save a marriage or something reserved only for couples experiencing some extreme trouble. Relationship counseling is not reserved for one specific type of relationship or […]