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Marriage – Separate but Living Together

Living Apart but Together

Why do couples continue to live together even though they are separated or considering divorce? Some couples find that they want ‘space’ from each other and decide to live together (stay in their current home) while they start marriage counseling or wait for the divorce to go through.

This decision is based on many variables. Sometimes the couple can’t decide who should leave the home or they may want their children to remain in their current school district.

Some couples have a sizeable home with a substantial mortgage payment. They decide to share the home… Continue reading

With Winter Coming, Try Therapy in Your Home

Don’t let the snow or flu season interfere with your therapy sessions. Inclement weather and less sunlight during winter can increase depression, illness, and lethargy. It brings that “I just want to stay at home and rest” feeling. Many of my clients are now using phone or video sessions for this reason and others. Recently, a client’s child was home sick from school, so I told her to grab a cup of coffee or tea and we could have our session over the phone. An increasingly popular method of counseling, distance therapy allows you to have therapy anywhere—from the comfort… Continue reading

Distance Therapy is Effective and Convenient

In the Scientific American’s Distance Therapy Comes of Age, by Robert Epstein states that with distant therapy you can, “see your progress in black and white,” referring to people who text with their therapist. The sessions are visible and can be reviewed for progress. Epstein also shares that “research demonstrates that remote email Chat voice or text can effectively treat cognitive, behavioral and emotional disorders.”

Text, Email, Video Are the Way of Therapy’s Future

My college age clients text me about their anxiety, relationships, school stress, etc. It is a quick and easy, confidential way to solve problems with… Continue reading

Is Facebook Causing Relationship Problems?

According to a recent story in the New York Times, Facebook is one of the most popular searches for couples and singles.

Does Facebook Cause Relationship Turmoil?

Facebook is frequently a topic of conversation and conflict in today’s couples counseling. Facebook has made impulsive dating and “hooking up” so easy and quick that repercussions are not considered until they break the trust in a person’s current relationship.
As a therapist, I listen to couples argue about who they have as “friends” and how they list each other on Facebook as an indicator of their commitment to their current relationship.… Continue reading

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