"Written by Jonathan Swinton, licensed marriage and family therapist"
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4 Communication Problems That Might Be Putting Your Marriage at Risk

by Jonathan Swinton, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | September 6, 2018 | Makes You Think

As a marriage counselor, people are frequently asking me to help them with their “communication issues.” Bu...

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Blending Families

by Jonathan Swinton, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Parenting

When we talk about families, we frequently think of a certain ideal; a family where both parents are there,...

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Is Parenting Getting in the Way of Your Marriage?

by Jonathan Swinton, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Marriage & Relationships Parenting

One of the most common types of couples who seek help from me in couples counseling are new empty nesters. ...

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How to Avoid Criticism in Relationships

by Jonathan Swinton, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Marriage & Relationships

We live in a society where criticism has become the norm and respect a thing of the past. This is, in my pr...

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Is Dating Really Necessary for Healthy Marriages?

by Jonathan Swinton, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Marriage & Relationships

Do you and your spouse go out on dates? If so, how frequently? If not, why? One of the most common things c...

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How To Show Your Spouse You're Thankful for Them

by Jonathan Swinton, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Marriage & Relationships

As we approach the beginning of the holiday season, I gear up for a busy time of couples counseling. There ...

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Defensiveness: A Marriage Communication Problem

by Jonathan Swinton, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Swinton Counseling | Marriage & Relationships

Do you ever get defensive when talking to your spouse? Does your spouse get defensive with you? Defensivene...

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Could Mental Health Issues Be Hurting Your Marriage?

by Jonathan Swinton, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Swinton Counseling | Marriage & Relationships

Could mental health issues may be negatively influencing your marriage? Have you or your spouse ever been d...

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Can I Really Forgive and Forget?

by Jonathan Swinton, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Swinton Counseling | Marriage & Relationships

How do I forgive when it still hurts so much? How do I get back to how it was before he/she lost my trust? ...

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Is Selfishness Poisoning Your Marriage?

by Jonathan Swinton, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Swinton Counseling | Marriage & Relationships

We live in an economy that survives by convincing us that what we have is not good enough and we deserve be...