Couples Therapy

Transparent but Vague: A Mantra to Get You Through the Holidays

Mantras, Mantras, Mantras…a great way to help you get through tough stuff. Holidays are hard for everyone for many different reasons. Who couldn’t use some additional coping skills for their toolbox?

The Postpartum Couple: What Will Happen To Us?

It's hard to know what will really happen to your relationship after you've had a baby.  Conflict increases for practically every couple and most people are shocked by this.  They don't know how to handle it and start to stress out, which results in even more fighting.  I talk about some things that will happen postbaby, how to move on from conflict, and give you an exercise to see quick improvement in your relationship. 

When You Can't Stop Arguing

Do you feel like fighting is the enemy in your relationship?  Are you ready to stop fighting all together?  My latest post offers some different ways to think about conflict and why your relationship has gotten to where it is.  Don't give up, and never stop fighting for your marriage. 

Infertility during Valentine's Day: Making it Less about Sex and More about Connection

Valentine's Day may be focused on sex, but if you're going through infertility sex is the last thing you want to do on your holiday.  In my post, I offer some practical ideas for how to take the pressure off of making V-Day about sex at the end of the evening, and more about the true intention, which is reconnecting with your partner and increasing your intimacy. 

Why Elf on the Shelf is Good for Your Relationship

You've implemented Elf on the Shelf as part of your kid's holiday traditions, but did you realize it could be helping your relationship too?  Rituals are important in any relationship and will help you increase your positive interactions.  Find out why this is important here and how to do this all year long. 

What To Do When Everything Your Partner Says Annoys You

Your partner isn't necessarily doing anything wrong, yet everything he/she is doing is annoying you.  You realize that you are about to explode at the next corny joke that comes out of his/her mouth.  What can you do to keep your cool and prevent an argument?  I provide some easy steps here. 

How to Improve your Relationship with your Holiday Wish List

Don't just ask for the same old thing or this year's hottest item.  Get creative with your holiday wish list and find creative ways to improve your relationship at the same time.  It's a win-win.  What could be more important than making sure you have a solid foundation and working towards creating the most amazing relationship possible?  Read here for some ideas. 

How to Improve your Relationship with your Holiday Wish List

Don't just ask for the same old thing or this year's hottest item.  Get creative with your holiday wish list and find creative ways to improve your relationship at the same time.  It's a win-win.  What could be more important than making sure you have a solid foundation and working towards creating the most amazing relationship possible?  Read here for some ideas. 

It's Never REALLY About the Couch

Have you ever felt like you and your partner were engaged in DEFCON 5 over what new couch to buy?  What was that fight really about?  And how do you normally argue with your partner?  My guess is, it wasn't really about the couch at all. 

Simplifying Sex: Part 1- Why is Sex so Difficult?

I am so pleased to share my first guest blog post.  My peer Maegan Megginson, MA, LPC, LMFT-Associate, is a couple and sex therapist located in central Houston.  We all want to have great sex, but why is it so difficult?  Maegan provides great information and insight into what may be holding you back. 

Tackling Relationship Conflict from the Inside Out

Disney Pixar's newest movie INSIDE OUT helps give parents and children a tangible way to talk about emotions.  But emotions are difficult for everyone, especially when they interject into our relationships.  Conflict is clouded by uncomfortable and unclear emotions.  Read my post to learn how to tackle your relationship conflict using simple lessons from INSIDE OUT.