Couple/Marital


How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk

Written by: Dr. Martin Rovers, Capital Choice Counselling Group Falling in love is suppose to be easy, natural, and meant for life-long happiness. Too many times it ends in failure and hurt, and we can’t believe that we fell for that same type of person again. What went wrong? How can we avoid falling in love…

From Falling in Love to Couple Therapy

Written By: Martin Rovers, Ph.D., with Capital Choice  Counselling Group Falling in love is easy but relationships require work, and sometimes that means coming in for couple therapy. It can be hard to decide as a couple when to see a couple therapist. After the “falling in love” stage of a relationship, there usually is a “honeymoon…

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The Four Stages of Marriage and Marriage Counselling

Written By: Dr. Martin Rovers, Psychologist with Capital Choice Counselling Group In the book, Healing the Wounds in Couple Relationships, Ottawa couple’s therapist Dr. Martin Rovers describes the four stages of marriage: (1) Falling in Love (2) The Honeymoon is Over (3) The Dance of Wounds, and (4) Loving. As illustrated by the relatively high…

Fostering Connection within Couples

Written by: Rhonda Fields, MA, CCC, Capital Choice Counselling Group Couples often lose the original emotional connection (to participate in research which is interested in helping couples find emotional connection, click here) which attracted them to one another in the first place. Falling out of the feeling of love is common for most couples.  Couple therapy can…