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 […]

Why is the Developmental Model So Helpful for Couples Counseling?

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Reaching out for therapy is a big step and it’s totally normal to feel a sense of anxiety or fear about starting couples counseling. Maybe you have a bad preconception of what marriage or couples counseling is. We’ve all heard from friends or seen on TV the unpleasant challenges and dissatisfaction partners express that can […]