Couples Counseling Can Revive Your Marriage or Partnership

Couples counseling can help you to restoring confidence, trust and intimacy, and by improving communication. If both of you are motivated, couples counseling can help you can reawaken the love, caring, and romance that you and your partner once enjoyed. Whether your union is straight, gay or lesbian, I can help you to:
  • Recover from infidelity or adultery
  • Rebuild trust
  • Deal with jealousy
  • Explore premarital or precommittment issues
  • Build your own self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Decide whether to leave
  • Decide whether to reconcile
  • Build your social skills and manage shyness

Everyone has flaws. You have to decide what you're willing to live with and what needs to change. Maybe it's more romance, more listening or just more help around the house. Most importantly, you both need to be willing to learn how to talk through your differences with respect and caring.

In working to revive your relationship Suzanne Murdoch at offers the four following tips:

1. Spend more alone time together. This is a "must". More and more couples are so busy these days that they don't have time for each other. This is a sure way to become detached from each other's lives. Remember the more time you spend together, the stronger your bond as a couple.

2. Look for common interests. When you have common interests, you share joys and emotions together. So make it a point to learn to like something your spouse likes. In return he or she can take up something that you enjoy.

3. Make it a point to share and listen. You could never share enough thoughts, dreams, fears and anxieties with your loved one. By doing this, you increase your appreciation and understanding of the other person.

4. Never leave issues unresolved. Do not leave unresolved any problem or issue or point of contention or disagreement. You must either decide to agree or compromise or agree to disagree. But don't ever leave things to fester because they will eventually destroy your marriage or relationship.

If you truly desire to save your union, then go and do your research, read up marriage help books or websites, and schedule a consultation with a qualified couples counselor.

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My name is Dave Ebaugh and I am a couples therapist in Portland working with straight couples, gay couples and lesbian couples. I use a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy informed by the work of John Gottman. My therapy is for couples who want their relationship to succeed. I've been helping distressed couples in Portland, Oregon, for over 20 years. Give me a call or scroll down to fill out the contact form below. I can answer your questions or set up a free consultation. I can set the appointment for my office, or in your home. Let me know how I can help you.