Stronger Together Blog

Off Days in Relationships

October 1, 2015 2:25 pm

Clarksville Couples Counseling While we can’t put an exact number on it, off days are very common in couples! Relationships are like the tides and the moon. They wax and wane and ebb and flow when it comes... (more)

How Can A Woman Let Love In If She’s Normally The Type To Put Up Walls And Prevent Herself From Falling In Love?

September 23, 2015 7:17 pm

Couples Therapy Columbia MD “I’ve built walls; a fortress, steep and mighty; that none may penetrate; I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain; its laughter and its loving I disdain; I am a rock; I am... (more)

7 Things You Must Talk about If You Want a Great Relationship

September 3, 2015 7:46 pm

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” – Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities You met someone and you think he... (more)

Why Men Hide Things from Their Wives (and What You Should Do about It)

August 24, 2015 8:12 pm

If we’re honest, we all hide things from our partners. Not all of these are sinister, though many suggest we should address something in the relationship. Over my years as a marriage and family therapist, I’ve come across... (more)

Can you REALLY talk to your therapist?

April 11, 2014 7:15 pm

Can you REALLY talk to your therapist? A dear friend called me the other day wanting my advice. This is not an unusual request given my field of work 🙂 While many times, friends seek my advice about... (more)

Does an affair mean our marriage is over?

November 18, 2013 8:52 pm

Fear, shock, shame, guilt. These and many other emotions hit when an affair is revealed or discovered. How can there ever be trust again? How could this happen? How can we ever get through this? What do we... (more)

The Golden Relationship Rule

September 11, 2013 12:04 pm

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Sounds simple enough, right? If only we all abided by this simple rule. Couple after couple comes into my office looking for solutions to their relationship issues.... (more)

We’re Moving and we have a New Name!

September 7, 2013 4:55 pm

We are excited to announce TWO big new things happening at Risa Ganel & Associates, LLC! The first is that in early October 2013 we will be moving from our current location in Ellicott City to a brand... (more)