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Contempt: The Biggest Predictor of Divorce

A Marriage Counselor Explains Contempt In my previous posts, I wrote about the first two of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse that destroy marriages: criticism and defensiveness. Today, I’m [...]

Comparing Trauma Therapies: Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure

When it comes to therapy and mental health treatment, there is not a one-size-fits-all approach. There is a wide variety of effective therapy options out there, and we have a [...]

Emotional Abuse

What Is Emotional Abuse? Emotional abuse is a way someone exerts power over the other by employing approaches such as criticizing, blaming, humiliating, threatening, and manipulation through the victim's emotions. [...]

Don’t Let Fear of Intimacy Prevent Growth in Your Marriage.

What is Fear of Intimacy? According to marriage counseling experts, fear of intimacy is one of the many enemies of growth in marriage. Intimacy itself can be defined as physical [...]

Coping with Anxiety: Can Certain Foods Increase Anxiety?

Many people view mental health as separate from physical health. As if the mind and body were individual entities, functioning as their own. But that’s incorrect. The mind and body [...]

Validation: How to Empathize with Your Spouse and Why It’s Important in a Marriage

Validation: How to Empathize with Your Spouse and Why It’s Important in a Marriage Can you recall the last time you were working through something difficult, and all you wanted [...]

Controlling marriage counseling Louisville Gottman

Controlling: What Does it Mean and How Can Marriage Counseling Help? Have you found yourself caught up in marriage with a controlling spouse? The truth is there are several ways [...]

Defensiveness: How the Blame Game can Destroy Communication

A Marriage Counselor explains Defensiveness In my last post, I spoke about the first of four communication patterns, criticism, that are destructive in a marriage.  These are called the Four [...]

Criticism: A Toxin that Destroys Marriages. Stop it Before it Kills Yours.

Do you and your spouse wrestle to communicate your needs without shouting or intense anger?  Maybe you and your spouse attack the other’s personality or character leading to chaos or […]