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Tips on How to Avoid Holiday Stress and Feel Close to your Partner.

      In addition to everyday stress and pressure, holidays often add more demands: planning, gifts, shopping, coordinating, menus, money, travel. etc…Every day becomes a real challenge, tension increases and it becomes more difficult to enjoy the holidays. So, what to do if you are feeling overwhelmed by the additional obligation, expenses and expectation… Read More Tips on How to Avoid Holiday Stress and Feel Close to your Partner.

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How to Help A Spouse With Anxiety.

  Did you know that anxiety is the leading mental health disorder in the United States?  According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, more than 18% of the population is struggling with anxiety in various ways. The question is, how then is anxiety affecting couples? How anxiety and stress affect couples Anxiety is… Read More How to Help A Spouse With Anxiety.

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Intercultural Relationships= Cat + dog ?

  A good marriage requires respect for differences.  In intercultural relationships, respect and tact are essential to prevent misunderstanding. Even with the best intentions, misunderstandings often happen. Approaching this with humor, we can say that, if relationships between dogs are complicated, relationships between cats and dogs are more complicated.  Couples who are nervous about their obvious cultural differences may… Read More Intercultural Relationships= Cat + dog ?

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The Ultimate Self-Help Guide for Problem Gambling

  Gambling is a way to socialize with people at the local casino joint. It is also an alternative way to have fun and pass the time. However, these perceived benefits are negligible when the social life starts to crumble down due to problem gambling. The following steps will guide you on the journey to… Read More The Ultimate Self-Help Guide for Problem Gambling

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The Grave Dangers of Gambling Addiction

  According to research conducted by the University of New York, out of every a hundred people, three to five of them struggle with gambling. These statistics are astonishing considering the rising number of online and offline casinos. Just like in drug addiction, gambling addiction refers to the stage whereby a person cannot resist the… Read More The Grave Dangers of Gambling Addiction

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When couples fail to connect.

  Relationship problems are extremely stressful for most people. Some couples separate or divorce after long distress. Some couples distressed about their relationships look for therapy hoping that therapy can rescue them from misery. As a matter of fact, these couples have good potential to restore their partnership. There are several initial steps couples need… Read More When couples fail to connect.

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Why do  marriages often fail?

    There are a lot of bumps on the road of marriage.   Leo Tolstoy opened his novel Anna Karenina with the phrase that became the  famous marriage quote: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”   The most fairy tales end, “and they lived happily ever… Read More Why do  marriages often fail?

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Does couples therapy work?

A number of factors affect  therapy outcomes, including   Willingness to change; the extent of relationship problems, and the clients’ readiness to apply techniques learned during the sessions. While marriage therapy may work well  for one couple, other couples may not experience such good results. Nonetheless,  the following statistics can help  to determine whether or… Read More Does couples therapy work?