Resilient Relationships Blog

A collection of articles from our Journals

Honey I’m Home!

June 17, 2019 3:17 pm

What is the first thing you do when you walk in the door after work? How about when your significant other walks in the door? I regularly ask the couples I work with how they greet each other... (more)

Has Your Counselor Told You to Divorce?

May 20, 2019 7:39 pm

Your marriage finally reached the point that you decided to try counseling. Together with your spouse, you bravely reached out and bared your most intimate struggles with a therapist.  You finally felt like progress was going to happen... (more)

Technoference in our Relationships

May 16, 2019 6:37 pm

Technoference in our Relationships It happens when you check your phone during a dinner conversation with your partner, when your child wants to show you something “really cool” but you just want to finish that video, or when... (more)

Too Busy for your Relationship?

April 17, 2019 5:59 pm

 We live in a world where being busy is celebrated. An appropriate answer to “How are you?” is “Busy”. “Multi-tasking” is considered “efficiency”. Finding time for yourself sometimes feels like an impossible task. It gets even more difficult... (more)

But I’ve Told You This A Million Times…

March 6, 2019 7:58 am

When someone gathers up the courage to communicate their true needs and desires to their partner in an authentic and vulnerable way, it can be nothing short of heartbreaking and defeating to see that your partner is back... (more)

19 Unique Maryland Valentine’s Events for Couples in 2019

February 5, 2019 5:53 pm

Watching the same show while cuddling on the couch, date nights at the same familiar favored restaurants, the usual Valentine’s Day card and flowers or box of chocolates: all of these support the need for continuity, familiarity and... (more)

Feelings vs. Thoughts

January 6, 2019 8:49 am

Feelings vs. thoughts. How do we tell the difference? One thing I noticed, even before I became a therapist, is that there is a growing trend of people using the phrase “I feel…” followed by thoughts, not feelings.... (more)

Relationship Resolutions for the New Year

December 12, 2018 10:25 am

Many of us see the new year as a chance for a fresh start. We make resolutions to improve our health, finances, looks, and jobs. But what about our relationships? A new year is an opportunity to resolve... (more)