Feeling close to your partner can be simple. We tend to complicate things. Learn how simple it really is.
Dear Busy Spouse…Sincerely, Your Marriage Counselor
We mean these words from the bottom of our marriage counselor hearts....Just trying to save you some of the regret we hear from so many couples.
Making Sense of Pornography
We love our guest bloggers! We picked the brain of Mark Bell, LMFT, CSAT about the impact of porn in a marriage. His insight is fantastic...its something every person in a committed relationship should read.
Making Sense of Empathy
Your marriage will not survive without this skill. Here is a tangible tool to help with empathy.
Making Sense of Support: When a Loved One is Sick
If this doesn't apply to you or your partner, it likely applies to someone you know. Feel free to share!
How to Keep Your Marriage From Getting Stale
A stale marriage is the breeding ground for disconnection. Here is a tried and true way to keep your marriage alive.
Making Sense of Curiosity
How to move from conflict to connection. Hint: Curiosity creates compassion, which creates connection.
My 20th Wedding Anniversary–Reflections From a Marriage Counselor
On my 20th wedding anniversary, I wanted to share my reflections of 20 years of marriage.
35 Questions to a Connected Marriage
We put together daily check-in questions...perfect for connecting in your marriage. The best part? It's a heck of a a lot cheaper than couples therapy,
Is There Such a Thing as Happily Ever After? Making Sense of Romance
Aren't you curious what marriage counselor's think about this question? #royalwedding #happilyeverafter
Making Sense of Connecting in Marriage while Parenting a Child with a Chronic Illness
I'm hoping my personal story can help your journey and your marriage ~Shanna Larson-Paola, LMFT
The Magical Rule: The Secret to Surviving Married Life with Young Kids
This "magical rule" can apply to any marriage at any time, but it is especially important when there are littles at home.
What is Your Attachment Style? (Why #Attachment Matters – Part 2)
Want to make sense of your marriage? Learn your attachment style (and your partner's too). #attachment
What is #Attachment? And Why You Should Care.
Attachment can make most relationship difficulties make sense. Learning about it can make your relationship better. #attachment
Rebuilding Your Relationship After Infidelity
In our experience, there is still hope after infidelity for your marriage......Here's how.
4 Steps to Make Sure Couples Therapy Works
A marriage isn't going to save itself. If you are considering couples therapy, do these things too.
What People in Healthy Relationships Know
It's not rocket science; however, learning this skill can make a huge difference in your relationship.
How Do You Let Your Spouse Know You Need Them?
The most powerful question that reveals the most about a relationship. As a marriage counselor, it's all I need to know.
Valentine’s Day Quiz
While we love this quiz as a bonding tool on Valentine's Day, it can be used for any date night to spice up the conversation.
The Secret to Happiness…According to the Experts
The longest study in the world ever done...Harvard just published the results. What makes us happy?