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Life Coaching and Counseling
Healing After a Divorce

12 Tips for Healing After a Divorce

I still feel sad and try and hide the fact that my marriage ended in 2017. As a family therapist, I never thought I could end up divorced. These last 5 years, while I've struggled to heal and move on, I've also learned many valuable lessons.

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relationship mistakes

13 Relationship Mistakes Married and Dating Couples Make

Frequently I sit down with married or seriously dating couples in turmoil. I see the same conflicts again and again. Many relationship problems can be avoided if couples have, and apply, the right information and use the right tools. Here are some pitfalls to avoid.

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Critical Woman

How to Be Less Critical & More Encouraging

Weigh the costs of being a critical person long term. How will this impact my relationships with family and friends? Do the work go to from being critical to being encouraging.

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Question Man Aha Moment

My 10 Favorite Questions to Ask Clients

Three things I always try to keep in mind when asking clients questions: 1. Be prepared with 2 or 3 powerful questions to start the session. 2. Great questions start with a "what", "how", or a "tell me about". 3. Great questions are simple.

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Healthy Relationships

Skills for Successful Relationships

Most people have anxiety in close relationships at times. Learn about 3 tools that can help take the anxiety out of your relationships at work and at home.

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Meaningful Conversations

20 Questions to Ignite Meaningful Conversations

Powerful conversations have positively impacted my life. I long for them. While there are no guarantees, you can create an environment where meaningful discussions are more likely to occur. Great questions are a part of creating this environment.

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holiday coffee party

How To Have Positive Holidays

If you get anxious about time with family and friends during the holidays, this information will help. Here are tools to get you past your fears and into the fun.

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Relationship Connect

How to Connect with Almost Anyone

All people are important, but many don't feel that way. People desperately want to feel valuable and you can help them. Something I've done for years is collect information on my friends, family, and co-workers "favorites".

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Happy Couple in Sunglasses. Woman Riding Piggyback.

7 Questions That Can Positively Transform Your Relationship

Here are 7 great questions you can ask you spouse each week. Take 15 – 30 minutes to discuss they items each week. They can transform you relationsihp.

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relationship building activities

12 Dating & Marriage Building Activities

A healthy marriage takes effort, but it’s well worth it, especially when you count the costs of divorce (financial, emotional, etc.). Here are 11 activities that can take your marriage from average to extraordinary.

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