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Here you can read about various aspects of coupled relationships: conflict, emotional connection, trust, communication, sex, finances, etc.

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The Anxiety After an Affair

I see many couples in the midst of overcoming infidelity in their relationship. Couples seek therapy in hopes of rebuilding their trust and connection to regain what they once had. In these circumstances, I have consistently witnessed a specific factor that prevents both partners from properly healing – the anxiety after an affair. What follows […]

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Talking about Sex in Your Marriage

No one reads this advice with complete shock. People have read this recommendation in books, been told by a friend, or heard this advice from their therapist. The instruction to talk about sex with your partner carries weight and merit, but falls short. This suggestion lacks practical ways to have the conversation nor does […]

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Perpetual Relationship Problems

Marriage and couples counselor Trey Duckett discusses recurring relationship conflict and what to do about it.

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Sex After Dark: That event you were embarrassed to go to

Sex After Dark: That event you were embarrassed to go to For years, I have been aware of the annual (except for COVID) Sex After Dark event IUSB Residence Life hosts. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I agreed to serve on the panel. I am usually speaking about sex to couples who are […]

Is your relationship suffering from gridlocked, escalating conflict?

If so, you may be worried about the health and future of your relationship. And for good reason! Contentious, gridlocked conflict often includes criticism, defensiveness, stonewalling, and even contempt. These four elements have been forebodingly dubbed the “four horseman of the apocalypse” by relationship experts Drs. John and Julie Gottman of The Gottman Institute—because they […]


Warning Signs Of Abusive Relationships

    View original WNDU story Lindsay Stone came to my office for an interview on camera about abusive relationships. She put together a two-part story on a dramatic love triangle that captured the public’s attention. It was an excellent opportunity to share some important information about patterns of abuse and the very high risk […]