Relationship Issues


Is my significant other afraid of commitment? If your partner isn’t ready to take the next step, ask yourself these two important questions

Is my significant other afraid of commitment? If your partner isn’t ready to take the next step, ask yourself these two important questions

Commitment always comes with an element of anxiety. We rarely have a completely clear understanding of what will happen once we fall in love, start living with someone, get married, or have a child. We always feel a little bit anxious about how things are going to...
Is financial stress taking a toll on your marriage? Improve your relationship with your partner by improving your relationship with money

Is financial stress taking a toll on your marriage? Improve your relationship with your partner by improving your relationship with money

Oftentimes, money drives a wedge between two partners and causes their relationship significant distress. Fortunately, however, couples can take a few simple actions to avoid running into money problems. First, they both must take financial responsibility—meaning they...
Does infidelity ruin a relationship for good? A couples therapist offers tips for addressing the problem, which have proven helpful to his clients

Does infidelity ruin a relationship for good? A couples therapist offers tips for addressing the problem, which have proven helpful to his clients

It is possible for a couple to stay together after an affair, but it is often challenging and will require some hard work. If you’re the victim, don’t take any immediate action; instead, allow yourself time to process what has happened and how it makes you feel. If...
Sometimes tough losses can lead to the dismantling of a relationship—here’s some advice for grieving together and making sure that doesn’t happen

Sometimes tough losses can lead to the dismantling of a relationship—here’s some advice for grieving together and making sure that doesn’t happen

It is a widespread belief that we all experience five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. However, the truth is that grieving looks different for everybody—even two individuals who are experiencing a loss together. While this time...
What should couples do when they have different visions for the future? Is this a deal breaker or is it possible to resolve this issue and move forward in the relationship?

What should couples do when they have different visions for the future? Is this a deal breaker or is it possible to resolve this issue and move forward in the relationship?

Sometimes partners have different visions for the future—and while this can be scary, there is hope for working through this issue and making your future together a reality. You must be willing to have an essential, yet tough conversation and ultimately decide how to...
Can relationship problems be fixed? Marriage therapists offer advice for building a strong foundation and resolving common relationship issues

Can relationship problems be fixed? Marriage therapists offer advice for building a strong foundation and resolving common relationship issues

Perfect relationships don’t exist; problems do and will arise, but the good news is that couples can effectively resolve many common relationship issues. First and foremost, couples need to maintain a healthy level of trust and respect, as these two elements can make...