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What Do I Do? He Won't Follow Through on His Promises!

Willa Williams - April 17, 2018

Dear CMR:

“What do I do when I have been dating my boyfriend for a long time, and he makes promises, especially about getting engaged, but never follows through?  I am getting very frustrated and resentful!”

Signed,

Tired of Waiting

 


Two Key Practices in Every Healthy Relationship

Willa Williams - March 7, 2018

When you consider the relationships in your life, what are two simple things that you can do to make them more stable and healthier? Marriage and Family Therapist Willa Williams shares two key practices she considers vital to work on in healthy relationships. Do you agree with these two points?


5 Qualities to Look for When Dating Someone

Willa Williams - January 24, 2018

There can be so many different qualities we are supposed to look for in a dating partner. Our culture suggests different qualities, our families may suggest different qualities, and we may have our own ideas of what qualities we would want to find in someone we date. Today, Willa Williams shares some foundational qualities that we should look for in that person who catches your eye.


Is Premarital Counseling Really That Important?

Willa Williams - January 16, 2018

Premarital counseling provides a space to learn new skills, understand what a healthy marriage looks like, understand expectations within marriage and so much more. Today, Willa Williams (LMFT) explains why premarital counseling can benefit every couple before they obtain their marriage license. 


Willing But Unable

Willa Williams - December 26, 2017

In marriage, like a lot of other areas in life, there are things that we have to face that are not easy to do or obvious to figure out. Today, Willa Williams answers a very interesting question from one of our followers: How do you handle marriage when your husband is disabled and not able to work, but wants to provide? Read her thoughts below and see if you can think of other solutions to this issue!


Dealing with Difficult In-laws?

Willa Williams - November 28, 2017

Dear CMR: My in-laws are having a hard time cutting the cord when it comes to my wife. They try to get involved in everything we do and it's causing us conflict. We're considering seeing a marriage counselor, but do you think her parents should be included in the marriage counseling? 

 

On the Brink of Divorce

Willa Williams - October 3, 2017

When there seems to be a mountain of work to climb to grow closer to your spouse, it can feel overwhelming. Willa Williams answers a question about some practical steps to take to move grow in your relationship with your spouse!


8 Guidelines for Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution 

Willa Williams - August 1, 2017

"Be kind and be descriptive." These are the two dictating guidelines for navigating communication and conflict resolution in any relationship. In a continuing series, marriage and family therapist, Willa Williams, outlines 8 practical guidelines for effective communication and conflict resolution.

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