How To Give A Heartfelt Apology

How To Give A Heartfelt Apology

Watch the video here.  One of the most essential parts of living in relationship — whether that’s a partner, child, friend, roommate, or coworker — is knowing how to apologize. We all mess up. We all make mistakes. And we all disappoint each other....
Holding Space for a Grieving Partner

Holding Space for a Grieving Partner

Is there anything more joyful than sharing good news with your partner? I got the job! I aced the test! We got the house! It’s a boy!  Sharing in the joy of triumph, accomplishment, or good fortune is all the sweeter with a partner to celebrate with us. Getting...
It’s Been a YEAR

It’s Been a YEAR

It’s officially been a year since all this really got started. A year since I’ve stopped seeing clients in person (telehealth appointments are available for those interested), a year since we all started wearing masks, a year since — most significant for many of us —...
Something to Look Forward To

Something to Look Forward To

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash There’s no denying the holidays are different this year. The pandemic has put a wrench in everything, and while hope is certainly on the horizon, a lot of us will be unable to participate in the traditions we’re used to....
An Antidote For Holiday Conflict

An Antidote For Holiday Conflict

Whether your family is getting together in person or over Zoom this holiday season, family conflict can always be a particular stressor. As 2020 draws to a close, that might be more true this year than ever before — when even the discussion of when and how to...
Allergic Reactions In Relationships

Allergic Reactions In Relationships

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Recently, I’ve been reading the book “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” by Peter Scazzero, and I’m loving the insights there. One description in particular stood out to me the other day: he described  triggers in our relationships as...
Planning Early For New Year Goals

Planning Early For New Year Goals

Everyone thinks of January as the time to set goals for the new year, but here at Core Values Counseling, we just finished our goals and planning meeting for 2021. I have to admit, when we first started talking about having a goals meeting as early as November? I...
Gender Roles In Relationships

Gender Roles In Relationships

Photo by Tanya Trofymchuk on Unsplash If you’ve ever read the Gottman book, “And Baby Makes Three”, you’ve read the study that shows that one of the most important ways to maintain marital satisfaction after having a baby is for the father to take on a more...