The Professional Couple

By Couples | March 28, 2019

Have you ever wondered: Will therapy work for me?  Can our issues be helped with counseling?  We’re going to focus on two types of clients who get A LOT out of working with us: the professional couple and the professional ‘single’. Do you see yourself in the professional couple? -One or both of you have …

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8 Demands on Marriage That Contribute to Divorce

By Couples | February 25, 2019

Might you have unrealistic expectations for your relationship that are leaving you feeling disappointed in your partner? In general in our culture, we have the expectation that our marriage should meet a wide variety of our needs. Think about the messages we are consistently exposed to – whether they come from television shows, romantic novels …

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My Partner Makes Me Want to Scream: A 3-Step Response to Triggering Situations

By Couples | January 29, 2019

Have you ever had one of those conversations where your partner says something minor that leaves you enraged or bursting into tears? What do you do when your partner triggers intense emotions in you? The first response in most of us is to want our partner to stop it. We want our partner to change …

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It IS Possible to Heal After an Affair!

By Couples | December 12, 2018
Infidelity

Have you ever heard someone declare “If my partner ever had an affair, our relationship would be over. I would be done!”?  Although that’s easy to say, in reality, if you are the one in that situation, it is a lot more complicated, especially if there are children involved.  At Couples Therapy Center of NJ, …

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I Don’t Just Want a Therapist-I Want an Effective Therapist!

By Couples | October 21, 2018
Couples Therapy Center of NJ

Perhaps you’re looking for a therapist to work with. But how do you know who is good? As in all fields, therapists have a range of abilities and capabilities. How do you know, as the person calling, who is effective or who has specific training and focus? Today we are providing two tips to help …

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What The Scandinavians Know About Happiness That We Don’t

By Couples | August 31, 2018
Couples Therapy Center of NJ

Scandinavian countries consistently rank as the happiest countries in the world.  It seems surprising that the cold climate, almost no daylight during winter months and infrequent sunny days isn’t causing sadness and despondency?  Are they also the wealthiest countries, allowing for their citizens to gain happiness from a lot of material possessions?  Are they all …

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How To Argue Less About Sex and Enjoy it More

By Couples | July 20, 2018
Sex in Marriage - Couples Therapy Center of NJ

Ask any couple- what is the most frequent source of arguments in relationships?  We have all heard it before; what do couples fight about  –  money and sex!  While this may be a true statement and there may be a lot of fighting happening around your sex life, sex and intimacy can be one of …

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Making Summer a Time to Connect With Your Spouse—And Your Kids!

By Couples | June 21, 2018
Kids Hula Hooping - Couples Therapy Center of NJ

Summer brings longer days and brighter sunshine. In books and movies, it’s a time for love- spending days relaxing and taking romantic strolls. The reality may look a little different for parents. As a parent, I feel very torn this time of year. Part of me is singing Hallelujah at the thought of no more …

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Mindfulness in Relationships: Advanced Couples Techniques

By Couples | May 15, 2018
Mindfulness Story

Mindfulness has been a buzzword lately.  It means being in the present moment – noticing where you are, what’s around you and what you’re feeling.  It’s being aware of what’s right here, right now without judgment, without wishing it were different in some big or small way. I’m going to show you how mindfulness applies …

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Don’t Avoid Fights—Just Fight Fairly!

By Couples | April 16, 2018
why do couples argue

We’ve all been in this scenario with our partner-we get angry over something they’ve done (or not done) and we approach our partner with our anger.  It’s likely we have the expectation that they will understand why we are upset, apologize and all will be right again. But how often does this scenario take place …

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