How Embrace New LifeTM Can Help We have seen countless marriages return from the brink of divorce to find renewed love. We've seen marriages that have recently fallen into a negative pattern and marriages that have been in the negative pattern for years. We've seen those plagued by contempt, defensiveness, stonewalling, and criticism [...]
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DIY Marriage Renewal Are you wondering if there are things you can do before going to couples counseling?The answer is, Yes!Couples counseling is often for those that have years of rehearsed conflict or contempt that keep them stuck in a negative disconnect cycle. But if that isn't you, here are some things that are [...]
Three Reasons to Renew Your Marriage For those who are married with children, and whose marriages are not marked by serious conflict (domestic violence, chronic hostility or chronic infidelity), there are at least three reasons to push the pause button before heading for divorce court. #1. Consider the Kids. Though it’s true that [...]
Renew Your Marriage in 2018 After putting thoughts of divorce aside for the holidays, unhappy husbands and wives file more divorce papers in January than in any other month. There’s a reason January is known as “divorce month” to many family lawyers. Most spouses who file don't want to put their children, partners [...]
How to Help Your Spouse Calm Down We don't intentionally trigger fear in our spouse. And it often comes as a surprise to couples that there are things that they do that trigger the safety circuitry of their spouse's brain. We can 'scare' our spouse by reacting in certain ways. Your reactions might [...]
How to Rewire Your Brain Reactive cycles are set in motion by neural networks. Thoughts create a neural trace, repeating a thought creates a network. Neurons that fire together, wire together. And most of us are operating in a control-oriented way. We seek to be right instead of seeking to be connected to [...]
How to Install a Pause Button in the Conflict When you are in conflict with your spouse, you will find that you both have been caught in a powerful cycle. Most marital conflict involves a fighter and a flighter. First, you have to notice with you or your spouse is in an 'F' [...]
What Really Causes Vicious Cycles in a Marriage? Book a time to speak with one of our Therapists Are you wondering what it is that causes blowups, shutdowns and other painful cycles in a marriage? Well, if you think it is your spouse, you would be wrong. And it's not you, specifically, but [...]
Saving a Failing Marriage When Divorce Seems Imminent Are you wondering if there is a way to save a failing marriage where divorce seems imminent? The answer is, Yes! Although it seems quite unilkely to turn things around so dramatically when your relationship seems like it's at the end of its rope, we [...]
I feel like my wife wants a divorce all of a sudden. What's going on? If your wife wants a divorce all of a sudden, you're likely to be shocked, scared, and even angry. While you may not have seen this coming, it's more likely that her sudden desire to call it quits could [...]