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We Are Already Married! Why Go To Marriage Counseling?

Willa Williams - August 21, 2018

Dear CMR,

My wife and I have been happily married for four years now and have been encouraged to attend marriage retreats or counseling. We don't have any big issues going on, so what is the point of going to counseling or on a retreat?

Happy Husband


Are They Going To Follow Through This Time?

Willa Williams - August 14, 2018

Have you come across a situation in which a person has a habit of making promises to you but never following through? It can be painful to depend on those promises, only to see them never come to life. What do you do in a situation like this? How do you interact with this person, to ensure the promises do not continue to be unfulfilled? 


4 Signs You Are Being Manipulated

Willa Williams - July 31, 2018

Relationships have a powerful influence in our life especially when they are with family members, close friends, or spouse. They can be an incredible source of joy and safety, but what happens when they are not? Specifically, when a relationship begins to manipulate you to do things you do not want to do, how do you recognize it? Willa Williams, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist shares 4 signs to look for in a manipulative relationship.  


How Do I Recognize Manipulation in Relationships?

Willa Williams - July 24, 2018

Dear CMR,

"I am in friendships that I am worried might be manipulative. What are some ways that I can recognize manipulation within friendships or relationships?" ‚Äč

Signed, 

Curious and Questioning


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. 

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