Blog Category - Couples

Can There Be Forgiveness in the Wake of Betrayal?

February 27, 2016 in Couples

Can There Be Forgiveness in the Wake of Betrayal? By Dr. Jeanne Peterson When a loved one has deeply hurt us, it is sometimes difficult to imagine that forgiveness can take place. Hurts within intimate family relationships can take many forms - such as relapsing in an addiction after promising recovery, having an emotional or physical affair outside the relationship, lying about substantive issues, stealing or using money without consent, emotionally neglecting a partner in a moment of critical need, and many more.


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Get connected with your spouse!

November 12, 2014 in Couples

by Dr. Jeanne Peterson. Summer is such a fun time for families, but as we get back to the routines of the school year, it’s a good time to get back in touch with our partners. Many people report that they have let the bonds with their spouse lapse and that some of the intimacy they once felt is fading. Those key relationships require time and attention. A well-nurtured relationship can offer you deep satisfaction and happiness, so maybe now is the time to make some new habits in the relationship realm.


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Finances and Couples - A Frequent Source of Stress

July 03, 2015 in Couples

by Dr. Jeanne Peterson. Money and the management of finances is a frequent source of stress for couples and one I often hear about when couples come to see me. When couples argue about how to spend or whether to save, they are not only fighting about money. They are also speaking about their greatest anxieties – sometimes even fears of which they are not aware. Fights in this arena can become intense as each person’s deeper feelings and needs show up in these discussions.


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