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Couples & Marriage Counseling

Maintaining a healthy and fulfilling relationship requires effort and dedication, but it should not constantly feel like an uphill battle. The work put into a relationship should result in shared love, respect, trust, and enjoyment. However, it is inevitable that conflicts will arise, and it’s crucial to handle them effectively through open and effective communication.

In these articles, you’ll find tips on building a successful relationship, including how to communicate effectively, manage conflicts, and maintain a healthy balance of independence and togetherness. By learning how to navigate the challenges that come with relationships, you can build a strong and satisfying partnership with your significant other.


How Couples Counseling Helps

Improving Communication in Relationships Conflict is inevitable in any relationship. However, what if you could avoid unnecessary tension and conflict by feeling heard and understood at the beginning of a disagreement? If you feel like your…
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How to Have a Healthy Relationship

How Happy Couples Manage Conflict and Communicate Effectively As a couples therapist, I’m often asked how happy couples make it work. The answer is consistent: when they disagree, they know they can talk about it. In this article, we’ll…
Counseling Austin - Communication and Contempt

Communication Killers: Contempt

At its root, contempt is the communication of utter disrespect; a rejection of another person's worth. To fully understand how toxic contempt is, consider that it is actually worse than hatred. It is about that utter disrespect. […]
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Communication Killers: Blame

Blame often takes the form of score-keeping where one person says, "Well I wouldn't have yelled at you had you paid better attention and not dinged the car door!" It can also take the form of overt assigning of fault: "This is your fault because you are never careful enough." […]
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Communication Skills

Do you feel like people just cannot seem to get what you are saying? Do people often tell you that YOU don't get what they are saying? 80% of our messages are non-verbal (eye contact, body language, facial expression). Of the 20%…
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Ever see a divorced couple that seems to get along great and wonder how they do it? It's effective Co-Parenting. There are skills that can be learned to cultivate a friendly co-parenting experience that benefits everybody, especially the kids!…