• Relationship tip: Laugh your way out of an argument.

    “A sense of humor is one of our most powerful stress-coping behaviors. Laughter is very freeing. If we can laugh at a thing, we can survive it. Laughter helps us to gain power in powerless situations and...

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    How to Support Your Spouse Through a Loss

    By Barbara Peters – In life, loss is inevitable. How people navigate through a loss is unique and different for everyone. Although no two people grieve the same, it is normal to hurt after a loss—perhaps so...

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    Relationship Tip: Renew the Contact In Your Relationship

    Does it sound a little odd to you to think of a relationship like a contact sport? Yet it is very exciting to touch and be touched. Couples desire touch. They want it, crave it, and need...

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  • The Best Way To Say I Love You: Time Spent

    I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Love makes the world go ’round.” But does it? Yes! Love is important in any relationship, so it makes sense that the topic of love comes up in my practice with...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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    Hard Work on Your Relationship Can Pay Off!

    We all know that hard work usually pays off. In our jobs especially, we get rewarded for a job well done, maybe by a bonus, salary increase or some other kind of recognition. There is another way...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Living in the Moment

    “Live in the moment, for each of us is precious and not to be squandered.” ~ God on a Harley, Joan Brady We’ve all heard quotes such as this one—but do we really get the message? It...

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  • Saving Your Relationship- Is Fairness The Best Measure?

    Saving Your Relationship takes the commitment of both of you Saving your relationship seems to be the number one reason why most couples enter counseling, looking for some magic bullet to fix their problems. As they talk...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • We Know How To Be Married

    Recently I enjoyed dinner with a couple who had recently gotten married. It was the second marriage for both. The husband lost his first wife to illness, and the wife was divorced after a long marriage. Both...

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    The Value of a Compliment: Advice for Women

    “I can live 2 months on one compliment.”- Mark Twain. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it. Impractical and maybe even impossible but worth a closer look. Think about how you feel when someone you care about pays you...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Want to Solve Relationship Issues? Don’t Neglect Your Sexual Relationship!

    A while ago I was talking with a couple about a particular problem they were having – they both felt they argued all the time, but never reached any resolution. Following my usual pattern of therapy, I...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • He Said, She Said, I Said- Excerpt

    By Barbara J. Peters – He Said: When she uses that tone of voice with me or puts her hand on her hip, I don’t feel like her husband; I feel like her child, and I just...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Intimacy, It Can Mean Many Things

    I have an amazing job. Every day I meet so many interesting people willing to share their stories, and each introduces me to something new to broaden my view of the world. Recently intimacy was the focus...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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