“Keeping Your Marriage Strong!”: Couples Counseling Tips

Couple Having Fun

I recently found myself bragging about my marriage to a friend at a party. Actually, it was a “mutual bragging” as we shared about our spouses and the qualities we valued in our marriages.

At one point, I nudged my friend and jokingly said, “Yeah, next year we’ll hear the other is getting a divorce!” We both laughed! You know the laugh – “Ha ha ha! That would never happen! Never!” But my joking comment begged the question,

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WOMEN IN TRANSITION: “Now What & What Now?”

Through my work with women in my individual counseling practice in Newport Beach, it has become clear to me that “midlife” isn’t a popular term anymore.  After all, “40” is the new “30” and “50” is the new “40” and so on, right?  Midlife tends to speak a little too directly to the process of aging (a little denial, please?) and calls up images of “midlife crisis” as an explanation for adults reliving their youth (sometimes with destructive consequences). 

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Common Issues Addressed In Counseling