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We are Wired for Love: Happy Valentine’s Day

Each of us, as individual people, lovers, and parents, are wired for love! This article will summarize two excellent books that are a must read for people who want to become better lovers: Martin Rovers, Healing the Wounds in Couple Relationships (Kindle Books), and Stan Tatkin, Wired for Love. When we work hard to understand…

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Travel: Relationship Stress Test? Or Relationship Accelerator?

Travel brings many benefits for our emotional and mental well-being. It can make us feel happier and more relaxed; reduce burnout and give us renewed vigor when we return to work; and also has associated physical health benefits including weigh loss (assuming you’re moving around and not more-than-making up for it with added eating!) and…

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5 Myths About Love That Are Hurting Your Relationship

As a culture, we have many strong beliefs about love and relationships. Many of which we do not recognize to be utterly flawed! False beliefs about love get in the way of our relationship’s, threatening the love they are meant to support! Identify these beliefs, and learn to change them, with Capital Choice Counselling.

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Signs Your Relationship Needs Couples Counselling

Sometimes problems come up in our relationships that make us consider the possibility of relationship counselling. Two voices wage war in our minds. One tries to advocate the benefits of couples counselling, while the other tells us that our struggle is a normal part of any relationship. The purpose of this article is to provide an…

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Bring Life To A Dead Bedroom

Married couples who suffer long periods without sexual contact will attempt to analyze and understand their situation, but often don’t have the objective perspective to do so properly. Their biases bring them to incorrect conclusions, leading them to act in ways that are not helpful to improving their relationship. Resentment builds, blame is cast, and…

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Common Problems for Empty Nesters

Moving the last child out of the house is a difficult day, for some one of the most difficult days in all of parenthood. Your child is embarking on the first day of their life as a fully-independent adult, embarking towards a horizon of possibilities, the first day of their own life. Their excitement is…


Give Your Relationship Life With Ottawa Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy – The Truth About Romance Our extensive experience in couples therapy has given us the impression that Love and Marriage is too romanticized for its own good. Popular culture creates a set of values and ideals that we apply to our conception of what love and marriage are supposed to be that are…

8 Ways To Ensure A Happy Marriage

After the stomach butterflies have fluttered and the warm, hazy, puppy-love stage fades, many relationships hit a rough patch. Relationship struggles don’t come with a warning, and even after years of companionship, issues can surface.  Just because the honeymoon phase has ended, doesn’t mean a happy marriage is impossible; it means it’s time to learn and…