4 Bad Habits Couples Counselling Relieves

marriage-therapists-ottawa-coupleThere are so many ways you can improve your relationship with couples counselling. There’s a lot you can learn from the techniques your counsellor teaches you in your sessions, and valuable information for you to take with you into other relationships and parts of your life. But what about those bad habits that are so deeply rooted? Believe it or not, couples counselling can help relieve a handful of those bad habits, too.

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Family Therapy and The Mindful Family

family-therapy-mindfulFamilies are equally as great as they are complicated. When you’ve got a whole group of relationships, communication styles, sibling revelries and personalities at play, everything combined makes for a strong emotional toll on everyone involved. Sometimes it’s sweet harmony, and other times it’s brutal conflict. Wouldn’t it be great to have more of the happy and less of the complicated? Family therapy really can help take care of life’s precious relationships. Being mindful of the way families work systematically, similar to dominos, paying attention to the growing and changing, helping the team work. Read More

3 Subtle Changes To Improve Your Marriage Counselling

marriage-counselling-affectionWhen you go to marriage counselling to improve that sacred bond, you learn a lot about how to positively behave toward your spouse (and vice versa) to reignite a spark and keep your marriage healthy. Improving a marriage doesn’t always require gigantic leaps and bounds to keep it flowing. For some couples, rather, changing a few of your habits are what make the biggest difference in how you feel about your relationship. So while you’ve taken that gigantic first step of going to marriage counselling to help that relationship grow, there are a lot of small changes you can incorporate into your lifestyle to make even more of your valuable marriage counselling sessions. Here’s our list of those subtle, yet impactful changes to help you on your way to marital bliss! Read More

3 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Marriage Counselling

marriage-counselling-handsAfter marriage comes the blissful honeymoon. For many, the honeymoon phase fades and things get complicated. Rather than being overcome by stress and giving up all hope, some couples decide to enter marriage counselling. Like many couples who decide to go to therapy, they expect to see some changes but aren’t exactly sure how marriage counselling works beyond talking with their therapist and learning some skills. After diving into the effective therapy sessions, many couples realize how useful couples therapy is and how much it improves their relationship; but there are a few things you and your partner can do to get even more out of your marriage counselling.  Read More

Saying “Yes” to Couples Counselling Ottawa

hands-couples-counselling-ottawaWhile we’re sure you have a list of reasons to say no to going to couples counselling Ottawa, we want to help you see the light in a difficult situation. Turn that frown upside down, because we’ve been through this situation many times before and we have a lot to offer you in terms of relationship help. Although this is a tough emotional decision to make, there are many reasons to consider saying yes to couples counselling Ottawa.  Read More

Falling In Love With Marriage Counselling Ottawa

heartIt’s likely that reason you’re researching marriage counselling Ottawa is because of love. It can be a tough decision to make, but therapy sessions are more common than you might think, and for good reason. If you’re having a difficult time with the idea of marriage counselling Ottawa, we have a few reasons you’ll fall in love with therapy and more in love with your partner.
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Lessons Learned in Ottawa Marriage Counselling

married-coupleYou’ve heard the saying “you learn something new every day”, by this point in your life. Although sometimes it takes trial and error, we are of course, thankful for each lesson we learn, no matter how hard it was to get to that reflective state. Although having problems with your marriage is a difficult time, Ottawa marriage counselling sessions are aimed to help you and your partner find the light at the end of the tunnel. Read More

The Benefits of Couples Counselling During a Rocky Patch

happy couple after therapyRelationships come with all sorts of ups and downs. Stress at work, difficulty navigating a relationship with an ex-partner, establishing your co-parenting and discipline style, treading the murky waters of life with teenage children, and more. All of these events come with a myriad of emotional and behavioural responses that can potentially wreak havoc on your what was once effortless relationship.

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4 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Communication Skills

communication counselling ottawaIn any relationship, communication is one of the most important skills you can cultivate. Without communication, your relationship is left to the murky world of reading between the lines, nonverbal nuances, and more often than not, passive aggression. Ottawa marriage counselling is one way to improve the way that you and your partner speak to each other, have arguments, and share thoughts and opinions. Relationships thrive on shared experiences, and the way that you interact with each other. Learning effective communication skills will enhance your relationship instantly! Here are five ways to instantly improve your communication skills.

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Learning How to Fight With Respect

happy couple after therapyEvery relationship is going to have its ups and downs, and learning how to address them is an ongoing process. Have you and your partner experienced your first fight yet? If you haven’t, you will. Arguing, bickering, fighting, call it what you will, it is an inevitable part of any relationship. Couples counselling is one way to learn how to fight fairly in your valuable relationship. To learn more about healthy relationships, see this article.

Abandon Your Right vs. Wrong Mentality

One of the more detrimental ways that you can think while arguing with your partner is that one of you will be wrong, and the other right. If you enter into an argument under the notion that one of you is right and the other wrong, not only will your emotions be firing on all cylinders but so will your sense of competition. And while competition has a fantastic place in a relationship (board games, tennis, beach volleyball) it has no place in your heated argument.

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