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Not Communicating? Try L-O-V-E

Usually, the wife makes the first call for marriage counseling, but sometimes, it’s the guy. When I ask the caller to tell me why they’re seeking counseling, part of the conversation is almost always, “We’re just not communicating.” Most relationships get off the...

Love Sense

  A new year increases my desire to pass along the latest research in relationship counseling. How convenient is it that Dr. Susan Johnson came out with her most recent book, Love Sense, available on January 1, 2014?   I first heard Sue mention her new book at the...

What is Emotionally Focused Therapy?

Emotionally Focused Therapy, sometimes just known as EFT* , is a highly effective way of helping couples build a stronger connection. You may hear or see it referred to as EFCT. (That’s Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.) Same thing. Though not extensively done in...

A Quick Couple Tune Up: Remember A.R.E.

By Jonathan Sandberg, BYU   I remember working once with a young couple who I believe had been married less than a year.  Though the symptoms were common (periods of distance followed by conflict and more distance), I struggled to understand the cause of the...