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12 Vital Questions You Need To Ask Your Partner Before Marriage

Marriage is a big deal. It’s messy, confusing, and complex. It’s two people who have decided to smash their lives together. For better or for worse. Which is why getting to know your partner as much as possible before getting married is a really good idea. Consider it, doing your research, your due diligence even.…

10 Ways To Get Your Partner To Counselling

You already know that couples counselling isn’t just for those couples who are on the brink of separation. It’s for all couples! But it’s possible that your partner doesn’t know this. For whatever reason, our society has been slow to pick up on the fact that couples therapy and relationship disasters are not mutually exclusive.…

9 Signs Your Relationship Would Benefit From Couples Counselling

Your relationship is important to you, and you know that the health of your relationship has a trickle-down effect on your entire life! The purpose of couples counselling is to provide you with the skills and techniques you need to help your relationship not just survive, but thrive. Even during a rough patch. But how…

The Dance of Pursue and Flee in Couple Relationships

Towards the end of a session with a couple, my female client asked “Why is it difficult for some things to change?” She, of course, was referring to her husband’s behaviour, specifically in regards to the fact that he often seemed to choose going out with his friends over spending time with her. This concern had indeed been…

19 Statistically Proven Facts About Healthy Relationships

  Chances are you already know that a healthy relationship takes a lot of work. It can be an all consuming effort. From the original attraction and everything that follows, cultivating a healthy relationship takes time and attention. While defining the universal “healthy relationship” is downright impossible, there are similarities that can be drawn. Read…

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Helping Blended Families Become One

In today’s society, nuclear families are no longer the norm. Chances are, you or someone you know is a part of a blended family. Whether that means a re-marriage through divorce, or the death of a spouse, forming new family connections can be a tricky thing to do. Couples counselling, or marriage therapy is a…

How Healthy Is Your Marriage?

Every marriage has it’s ups and downs. Why else would “in sickness and in health” for “richer or for poorer” even be a part of the vows? The fact that your marriage isn’t always going to be sunshine and roses is an uncomfortable, yet undeniable fact! When was the last time you stopped to consider…

Selecting a Couples Counsellor

Couples Counselling is a fantastic resource for couples at all stages. A Couples Counsellor provides the outside perspective you need to help your relationship thrive, and adapt to everything life throws at you both. Choosing the right couples counsellor to suit you and your partner can be difficult, but it is a rewarding process! Choose…

When to Begin Couples Therapy

Is the first date too early for couples therapy? The above question was posed to couples and therapists alike in this recent article, and while the statement itself might be a more hypothetical question, the thought behind it is a good one. At what point is it beneficial to seek out couples’ therapy? As reflected…

Valentine’s Day & Couple Therapy: Relationship Checkup

Relationship Checkup: Should we attend an Ottawa couples therapy session? One helpful thing that holidays can do is remind us, and give us the space to, reflect. And while Valentine’s Day may be one of your least favourite holidays due to the commercialism of love, it can still provide us with a chance to take…