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What is the Best Relationship Advice?

Don’t wait until you are in crisis to seek professional help.

Many couples wait until it’s too late to seek therapy and lose heart under the cumulative weight of their problems.

Carol speaks Left AND Right Brain, which means she’s like a universal translator for couples. She was able to understand and speak to both sides and create a safe space and common ground for open and honest communication.
Richard, Portland OR

Is Your Relationship in Trouble?

Do you struggle with…

  • Feelings of depression or anxiety?
  • Fits of rage or anger?
  • Arguing in circles with your partner?
  • Withdrawing from your relationship?

Your relationship, or marriage, may be in trouble if it involves negative interactions more often than positive ones. John Gottman, Ph.D., a world famous marriage researcher, has spent twenty years studying thousands of relationships. He found people in happy relationships report five times more positive experiences with each other than they do negative ones.

Gottman found that after a fight or disagreement, happy couples repair the break and go on rather than stay in the anger and hurt. He named defensiveness, criticism, contempt, and stonewalling as the biggest culprits in creating misery in relationships. He also found that expressing contempt towards a partner is a strong indicator that a relationship is in serious trouble and will likely end. Please take these symptoms seriously if they are present in your relationship.

I can help you repair your relationship, or, if appropriate, navigate the release of the relationship with kindness.

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