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Success Stories: Karen and Peter

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On the vulnerability of sharing success stories: Sometimes a couple wants to share their story. We’re really appreciative of the vulnerability and trust such a feat takes, and we hope…

Success Stories: Kevin and Paula

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On the vulnerability of sharing success stories: Sometimes a couple wants to share their story. We’re really appreciative of the vulnerability and trust such a feat takes, and we hope…

Success Stories: Sydney and Andrew

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On the vulnerability of sharing success stories: Sometimes a couple wants to share their story. We’re really appreciative of the vulnerability and trust such a feat takes, and we hope…

Success Stories: James and Susan

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On the vulnerability of sharing success stories: Sometimes a couple wants to share their story. We’re really appreciative of the vulnerability and trust such a feat takes, and we hope…

A Marriage that Heals

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Written by Glen Denlinger There are numerous functions and purposes for marital love. One our society doesn’t talk about enough is the healing function of marriage. As children we all…
Couple dealing with anxiety and depression in their relationship

Support for Anxiety and Depression in Relationships

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by Sharon Hamilton, LPC I often work with couples that struggle to understand each other when one person suffers from anxiety or depression. This has become even more common since the COVID-19…

What Should I Not Tell a Marriage Counselor?

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All relationships go through phases. Sometimes, you’re perfectly in sync with your partner and your personalities just click. You are open when communicating with each other, and you are excited

Marriage Counseling: What Not To Say

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Beginning marriage counseling means you are committed to doing hard work to restore your relationship. That work includes speaking your truth about hopes, fears, hurts, and happiness. Reigniting joy
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50 Marriage Counseling Questions for Before and During Marriage

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Marriage counseling—to some, it indicates failure. To others, it’s a sign of hope. And to many, it’s new and unknown territory, one that might have you Googling “marriage counseling tips”

How Long Does Marriage Counseling Take?

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How much time would you be willing to spend a week to get a happier, healthier, more enriching relationship with your spouse or partner? Marriage counseling sessions typically take around 50 minutes

Our Angry Marriage

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Carl and Jessica live right here in Wilmington and have been married for 13 years. They came to see me for marriage counseling because of physical intimacy problems and ...

Culturally Diverse Marriage

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Jorge and Kim* came to see me a short while ago here in our Herndon office for marriage counseling. Jorge was from Colombia and Kim was also from Columbia: the one in South Carolina.

Surviving an Affair

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The most common question we get at Well Marriage Center is some form of: “Can my marriage really survive an affair?” The answer is Yes.
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A Thank You Letter

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Time and again we are inspired by the couples we work with. The email Dr. Steve Brown received recently represents the best of what our mission and hope is for our Northern Virginia communities. Good marriage counseling is more than just helping couples deal with an immediate problem.
Couple isolates each other by looking at their phones

Coming in Second

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One of my recent couples, I will call them Jim and Diana, came to me with a very familiar struggle. Diana had a difficult time accepting that Jim would work late. When he did come home, he quickly turned on the computer or the TV. Even though she would often suggest they have a date night or watch a show together, Jim would find reasons to isolate himself.
Couple in therapy

Communication Problems

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Jeff and Cindy came to their first marriage counseling session anxious to repair their 15 year relationship. The session started like most, me getting to know them and learning a bit more about their story. As we explored their marital strengths it was clear they deeply loved each other, but that love was now being questioned by each of them.
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A Happy Couples Blog Post

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We wanted to pass along a popular blog post in case you haven’t read it. In 2009 Dr. Mark Goulston authored one of the most-read couples related blog posts on the widely popular “Psychology Today” website.
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Our Marriage Had To Change

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Several of our couples have sent us the link to "The Third Metric," a feature story from the The Huffington Post about 4 couples who are prioritizing well-being and fun ahead of wealth, status, and being constantly "on."

Communication 101 Coaching!

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Well Marriage Center is launching a new marital wellness program! Our Communication 101 Coaching program actually emerged from a powerful statement and moment during one of our Communication…

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