Our marriage seemed like more of a struggle than anything else. By the time we came in for counseling, both of us were thinking that divorce was the only solution. But it did not take us long to figure out that we had not really been communicating very well, or rather, that we were not hearing what the other person was saying and we were making assumptions that were just not valid. By learning how to listen and hear each other, we were able to rediscover the love that had brought us together in the first place.


Marriage, Family, Divorce, and Child Custody

Marriage, Family, Divorce, and Child Custody

The average couple waits six years before seeking help for marital problems (and keep in mind, half of all marriages that end do so in the first seven years). This means the average couple lives with unhappiness for far too long. Marriage counseling helps couples married or not recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through marriage counseling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding your relationship or, in some cases, going your separate ways. Couples and family counseling can provide a foundation of communication and conflict resolution skills which will serve you for a lifetime. Family counseling may help to promote better relationships and understanding within your family. It may be incident specific, as for example, family counseling during a divorce, or the approaching death of a family member. Alternately family counseling may address the needs of you're family when one family member suffers from a mental or physical illness that alters his or her behavior or habits in negative ways.

John Gottman's Marriage Tips 101 (http://www.gottman.com/marriage/self_help/)

Colorado Divorce Information (http://www.coloradodivorcemediation.com/tools/)

PsychPage.com - Topics on Marriage and Divorce (http://www.psychpage.com/family/divorce/marriageanddivorce.htm)

Family and Relationships - A number of fact sheets from the American Psychological Association.( http://www.apahelpcenter.org/articles/topic.php?id=2)

Imago Therapy Getting the Love You Want (http://gettingtheloveyouwant.com/)