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Phoenix Marriage Counseling and Therapy Services

Tweet A lot of times, men are pretty hesitant about coming in for counseling. Sometimes they think that there might not be a problem, and other times when they finally get around to coming in for counseling, they are scared … Continue reading

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Proactive vs. Reactive Living

Tweet It’s 7:35 AM, and you’re slamming down a couple cups of coffee and a bagel. You’ll be late for work again, and your wife is back at it, nagging and harassing you. The trash is overflowing from last several … Continue reading

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Daters Need to Fight Destructive Messages

Tweet (My article appears in the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix Online (and print) in the September 11, 2009 edition) Dating success, like success in life, is often a function of our attitude. Carry optimism, hope and openness, and your … Continue reading

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The Hero and the Broken Bird: Therapy for “Nice Guys”

Tweet “Nice guys” in love often find themselves playing the role of the hero, or the savior, to the women that they become involved with in relationship. These nice guys guys often seek out women who are “broken birds,” or … Continue reading

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The Present Moment vs. Stories & Assumptions

Tweet Making up stories and assumptions about people and about situations often times get us into trouble. When  our minds go to devising stories — as colorful and intriguing as they are — they’re often times wrong. This presents a … Continue reading

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The Distracted Guy: Porn, Infidelity, and Emotional Cheating

Tweet All too often, I talk with guys and couples who are having issues with one or more of the three of these issues. It’s like guys have one foot in their relationship or marriage, and one foot out. Many … Continue reading

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On Couples Counseling: Money, Power, and a House of Cards

Tweet Money helps, but if you don’t have the right foundation to creating a marriage or relationship, you are building a house cards. I talk with too many guys who still are committed to the idea that working their asses … Continue reading

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Building a Better Marriage: The Affection Factor

Tweet One thing that guys have a very hard time doing is expressing affection to the women in my life. Small acts of kindness go a long way. For a lot of men, showing their wives and girlfriends how they … Continue reading

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Phoenix Mens Counseling: On Melting Her Hurt and Winning Her Trust

Tweet For women, trust and hurt are intertwined. I speak with a lot of women who hold tightly onto their hurt towards their husbands and boyfriends. This creates a “freezing out” effect, where guys become pretty confused, reactive and angry, … Continue reading

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Couples, Marriage and Relationship Counseling Issues: Reactivity

Tweet Conflicts get fueled when one partner unconsciously reacts to the other partner’s behavior, and then the snowball starts. It accumulates, picks up speed, and, before you know it, the snowball is mammoth and careening down the mountain towards an … Continue reading

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