warning sign for curve in the road ahead taken in Camp Meeker near Occidental, CA

How to Stop an Argument

Many couples who first come into therapy are stuck in a cycle of conflict. They often feel disconnected with each other and in particular cannot seem to prevent or step out of the adversarial cycle that looms over them. Certain hot-button topics are in fact certain to invoke their negative cycle. So what is a couple to do when they find themselves stuck, spinning their wheels in the sand? The answer is get some traction.

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Dealing with the Blues

People feel blue or feel down for many reasons. Sometimes beginning to feel better starts with a simple question and simple actions.  "What can I start doing today that would make me feel even a little bit better?" Sometimes this can be a more important question than trying to figure out "Why do I feel this way?"

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