“The Talking Solution” Blog

“Talk therapy,” also known as psychotherapy, emphasizes the importance of a client speaking to a therapist as the primary means of expressing and resolving issues. In other words, talking leads to problem-solving. The Talking Solution blog posts discuss common concerns I encounter when working with individuals, couples and families along with helpful solutions, guidance and encouragement. If you like what you see, please share it on social media!

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What to Do if Your Spouse Asks for a Divorce

Whether it seems “out of the blue” or you have been sensing it for a long time, it is scary as hell when your spouse wants a divorce. (By the way, it’s never “out of [...]

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Why is Marriage Therapy So Expensive?

If you have been searching for marriage therapy in your area, you are likely experiencing “sticker shock.” Some of the best therapists in town are charging between $150 - $250 per hour.  After crunching the [...]

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How Do I Find a Really Good Marriage Therapist?

Having to find a good, highly qualified marriage therapist can seem like a daunting task.  It is still ideal to ask for a referral from a friend who has gone to one with their spouse, [...]

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Why I Practice Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Throughout the course of my career as a couples’ therapist, I have tried various approaches in my quest to help couples in distress. They all have had some value and still do. However, it wasn’t [...]

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Considering Marriage Counseling? 6 Facts You Need To Know

Many people consider going to couples or marriage counseling at some point during their relationship.  Sadly, marriage counseling has a questionable success rate.  This is for a variety of reasons that can be mitigated when [...]

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5 Cardinal Relationship Rules

There are many relationship rules, but here are the ones I believe are essential. The rules come from a combination of sources, including my professional work with couples as a marriage counselor, scientific research, and [...]

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Reasons Your Marriage Therapy May Fail Before You Even Get Started      

Congratulations if you have decided to seek outside help to fix your marriage. If you are, it is likely that your problems have been going on for a while, maybe even years. Whatever it was [...]

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Can This Marriage Be Saved? Try Discernment Counseling

Is there anything a marriage therapist can really do when one of the partners is one foot out the door?  Maybe both people are not sure staying married is the best idea.  Or, what if [...]

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Danger Signs Your Marriage Therapist is Looking For

Well trained marriage therapists have most likely studied the work of Drs. John and Julie Gottman. The Gottmans have done the most extensive research on marriage and what predicts divorce.  They discovered four main predictors, [...]

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Are YOU The Problem in Your Relationship?

In my therapy practice, it is common for people to come in and complain about their spouse or significant other.  It is definitely more of a challenge to take a true inventory of your own [...]

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Conversations Every Couple Needs To Have

If you were to hear that a therapist’s method of helping distressed couples bond again had a seventy-five percent success rate (as opposed to the rather dismal thirty-five percent success rate of most of the [...]