3 Ways FaceCrack (Facebook) Ruins Relationships

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:16+00:00 March 11th, 2011|Addictions, Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Family, Hooking Up, Marriage, Relationships|

  Are you a part of this social-networking phenomenon? It has been described as addictive and “like crack.” I, myself, have joined Facebook in the last year. I got tired of “why aren’t you on Facebook?” Please don’t get me wrong, I love staying connected with family and friends through the network, however, I have [...]

Three Reasons Women Marry Less Educated Men

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:17+00:00 February 27th, 2011|Blog, Career, Counselors & Coaches, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Janie Lacy, Marriage, Relationships|

Have you noticed this trend lately?  More women are marrying men who are less educated than they are!  But here is the real question…does it really matter if a woman has more education than her man?  Will the different levels of education impact how they get along in each other’s social circles? Of course, there [...]

Five Healthy Couple Conversations

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:17+00:00 February 1st, 2011|Adults, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Dating, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships|

When I counsel couples that are not married yet, I often probe about their past and current conversations.  If a couple responds, “We have not discussed that yet”, it reveals one of the contributing factors as to why they are in my office. A recent study published in Psychological Science says that people are happier [...]

4 Tips to Thrive Through the Holidays

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:18+00:00 November 15th, 2010|Blog|

If you are like most people, when you see the holiday displays around Halloween, you ask yourself, is it that time already? Holidays can be met with mixed emotions, the joy of the season and the feelings of being overwhelmed. How would you like to not only survive the holidays but also actually enjoy them [...]

Four Conversations That Can Make or Break Your Dating Relationship

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:18+00:00 November 5th, 2010|Blog|

Are you or someone you know in a dating relationship?  Are you confused as to what conversations can harm vs. help your relationship?  There are conversations that you want to precede with caution when you have them with your boyfriend/girlfriend. I believe as a “general rule of thumb” that couples should not keep secrets in [...]

5 Tips to Manage Your Marriage with Children

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:18+00:00 October 29th, 2010|Blog|

Have you asked yourself the following questions: What is a healthy balance between couple time, kid time, and family time?  Is it better to be kid focused or couple focused?  Does it seem impossible to create a balance, to continue to build a strong marriage, while nurturing your kids? Below you will find five things [...]