Do any of these symptoms affect you and your partner?
- Being distant from each other or feeling a lack of affection
- Avoiding time spent together or having only superficial conversations
- Concerns about trusting your partner or lack of confidence in the future
- Episodes of negativity, anger or arguing
Couples counseling sessions can provide a safe and effective location for both of you to explore what is going on between you. Living with an intimate partner is difficult. Marriage, committed partnership and even new relationships can bring out the worst and best in each of us. Skillful guidance from a trained professional has helped many couples navigate the inevitable challenges and transitions of relationship. If you and your partner are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, and you are ready to discover some new solutions, email Brian or call 503-224-0114 to schedule an appointment.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Each divorce is the death of a small civilization.
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.
Be good to yourself, be excellent to others and do everything with love.
Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it. Hate needs no instruction, but waits only to be provoked.
Katherine Anne Porter
Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.
John D. MacDonald
Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
Cut some windows in your selfishness. You must do this not only to let the sun in but to let your eyes look out.
Charlie W. Shedd
Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution, yet.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Quotations from Words About Love
Compiled by Elisabeth and Darrell Hyder
Orange Art Miniature, 1994