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4 Communication Problems That Might Be Putting Your Marriage at Risk

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

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

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8 Questions About Social Media to Ask in Your Marriage

by Dr. Jonathan Swinton

It was a typical day in my couples counseling practice. I listened to a heartbroken spouse tearfully share ...

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Do Your Children Act Entitled?

by Dr. Jonathan Swinton, PHD, LMFT | Parenting

There has been a shift in culture and expectations among young people today. “What’s in it for me?” is now ...

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Money and Marriage Problems

by Dr. Jonathan Swinton | Marriage & Relationships

People ask me all the time if fighting about money is one of the most common problems in a marriage. But su...

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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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Sane Family Gatherings

by Jonathan Swinton | Marriage & Relationships

Bringing all the family together can be extremely rewarding, but it can also test the relationships of all ...