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022 Marriage: Should I Snoop On My Spouse’s Phone?

Photo by Tony Lam Hoang Vincent and Laura are snowed in today. They have closed their counseling office for the day, but that has not stopped them from thinking about a topic that comes up frequently in counseling. Should I ‘snoop’ on my spouse’s phone? Ideally, you shouldn’t ‘snoop’ on your spouse’s phone because as… Continue reading 022 Marriage: Should I Snoop On My Spouse’s Phone?

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013 Marriage: Stress-Free Family Holiday

In the United States, we seem to go overboard with the holidays.  We want it all.  We want to do it all.  We want everyone (family) to spend time with us.  Like Clark Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, we want the perfect Christmas.  But with these unrealistic expectations, we set ourselves up for not… Continue reading 013 Marriage: Stress-Free Family Holiday

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003: When Your Help Doesn’t Help

Different life events (surgery, childbirth, loss) can place a person in need of help and unable to fulfill typical day-to-day tasks.  Example:  Cooking, laundry, driving, etc. What are the barriers to getting the help you need? Not having a social support group or local family Not asking for it Being a people-pleaser Not being direct… Continue reading 003: When Your Help Doesn’t Help