3 Things To Try Before Ending Your Marriage

With divorce rates as high as ever, many couples may have divorce in the back of their minds. When troubles arise in their marriage, they might be wondering if splitting up is the best solution. It is important that you take some time to think if this is something you really want--especially when you could take extra steps to try and prevent a divorce. Here are a couple things you should do before you choose to divorce your spouse.

Angry That Your Spouse Lost Weight And You Didn't? Try Adult Counseling

If you and your spouse decided to lose weight together, but they lost weight and you didn't, you may feel angry towards them for succeeding when you couldn't. Instead of taking your anger out on your spouse, sign up for adult counseling services. When couples choose to lose weight together, they may set the same type of standards to achieve their goals. Although this can be a positive way to do something together as a couple, you may not lose weight at the same time as your spouse, even if you consumed the same foods or exercised the same amount each day.

How To Bring Joy Back Into Your Marriage

When couples are first married they often face the world through rose-colored glasses. Of course, it is very important to be optimistic about any relationship. However, newlyweds are sometimes not prepared for the bumps in the road that are sure to come along, especially when children are part of the mix. Whether you have been married for a short time or for many years, if you have realized that your marriage is stale and that you and your spouse are not experiencing the joy you shared when you were first married, here are some ideas that might help.

Use These 4 Tips To Reach Any Goal

Whether you want to lose weight, get a job, or travel somewhere new,  you need to take action. However, many times a goal may seem far away or impossible. Use the following tips to help you meet any goal you have. Picture Yourself Accomplishing Your Goal One of the first things you can do to reach a goal is to get in touch with the reasons you've set that goal in the first place.

What You Need To Know About Your Child's Tourette Syndrome

Your child has been behaving strangely and after a doctor's visit, your worst fears have been confirmed: they have Tourette Syndrome. This problematic condition will make life difficult for you and your child, but it can be dealt with if you understand what you're getting into.   What Tourette Syndrome Is Tourette Syndrome is a neurological condition that causes people to exhibit motor tics over which they have no control. Simple tics are brief and repetitive motions, such as eye blinking and grimacing or vocalization, such as throat clearing.

Depression Or Just The Blues? 3 Tips When Your Spouse Just Doesn't Seem To Enjoy Life Anymore

Every marriage has its ups and downs, but when one partner seems "down" most of the time, it is important to take this matter seriously. Depression can strike anyone at any time, and it is important to know the signs of clinical depression and how they compare to typical bouts of sadness that everyone has on occasion. Depression in one partner can take a huge toll on a relationship when it is untreated.

Dog Lovers: Four Reasons You Should Bring Your Dog To Your Therapy Sessions

Dogs help their owners live long, prosper and stay calm, and in many cases, dogs can be trained to help people with various mental illnesses including anxiety or depression. If you have a dog and you see a counselor or therapist, you may want to consider bringing your dog to your appointments with you. Whether your dog is a trained therapy dog or just a loving companion, having him or her at your sessions can help in the following ways:

Dispelling The Myths Of Mental Health Therapy

When there is something wrong with your car, you take it to the shop to get it fixed. When there is something wrong with your home's plumbing or lighting, you call in a plumber or an electrician. When you have a fever you simply can't shake, you call your doctor. But what about your mental health? Do you enlist in an expert to help you with mental and emotional issues? Many people don't, choosing instead to buy into some of the myths that prevail about mental health therapy.

Selecting The Best Marriage Counselor For Your Family

Marriage counseling can seem intimidating at first, especially if you've never been to a counselor or therapist yourself. When feelings and problems seem beyond your control, marriage counseling can relieve those overwhelming feelings. Sometimes people simply need help, but it doesn't have to be scary or difficult. Did you know that almost 20% of Americans have seen a therapist at some point in their lives? (That's 60 million people!) Very few of those Americans have what is considered a "

Family Counseling: An Overview

Family counseling is a great tool that can be used to address a number of issues or changes within the family structure. If your family is experiencing a sudden change (divorce and terminal illness) or even a gradual one (drug and alcohol abuse), family counseling can help your family deal with the changes in a healthy and fortifying way. Working with a Therapist The first step of family therapy is finding a therapist who will help to nurture your family structure.

Living With A Sex Addict

Sometimes it is hard to tell whether you are just married to a lusty individual with plenty of hormones or someone with a mental disorder. If his/her sexual appetite is causing problems in your marriage, it is time to take a good look at sexual addiction. How true sexual addiction manifests Sexual addiction has been a controversial subject in psychiatric circles but there is evidence that this is a real disorder. It shares many traits with drug abuse and alcoholism.

Early Warning Signs You Need Marriage Counseling

Often, when a marriage has become troubled, a couple will typically wait too long to seek counseling. In many cases, the relationship has been having serious issues for about six years before either or both of the spouses seek counseling, and in some cases, this may make the counseling less effective and helpful. Many couples wait so long simply because they often do not realize what a toll their conflict is taking, or don't realize the benefits of counseling.