CATEGORY: Relationship and Marital Problems 241 articles

Marriage Counseling and Relationship Counseling in Center City Philadelphia : Perhaps you've experienced a divorce, or have simply been single for a while and are hoping to enter a new relationship. Maybe you're not sure if the one you have now is worth saving, as the passion may have waned and you've begun fighting with your partner. This section is designed to help you answer all those questions and to develop the skills needed to work through common relationship problems.

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Create Your Body Pie: Body Image Game for Couples

Posted by: Chrysoula Iliopoulou

Create your Body Pie: Body Image Game for Couples

Through media and television, our societies and cultures place expectations for appearance and standards of beauty on people’s bodies. We all…

Defining the Relationship

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Using a Relationship Smorgasbord to Manage Relationship Expectations

Relationships can be confusing. Most of us have preconceived notions of what types of things are included in a friendship vs romantic…

Non-Violent Communication

Posted by: Chrysoula Iliopoulou

Non-Violent Communication: One of the most common topics partners are challenged with is communication. If you have found yourselves in arguments that revolve around the same issues and end up the…

Maintaining a Long-Distance Relationship

Posted by: Chrysoula Iliopoulou

Maintaining a Long-Distance Relationship

As rewarding and pleasurable as they may be, relationships are always challenging. In this day and era, the landscape of relationships has begun to change, and…

Couples: Talking About Money

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW Therapist, Supervisor of Interns, Art Museum / Fairmount Office Manager

Couples: Talking about money can be really hard - it’s a subject that’s as taboo (if not more) than sex. Everyone is raised with different attitudes towards money, and they carry…

How to Handle Rejection

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

         Dating culture has changed since the 20th century.  Apps have made it easier to meet people, dates can happen more frequently, and rules for dating are…

Initial and Subsequent Emotions

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

     Even though everyone experiences emotions every day, understanding them can still be tricky.  For instance, a person may have an initial feeling over a situation, only to discover…

Keeping Your Relationship Balanced

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Keeping Your Relationship Balanced

    Keeping your relationship balanced, through an equal distribution of “giving” and “receiving” with your partner is the same as keeping your relationship…

Mourning Your Affair Partner

Posted by: Emily Endres, Intern

Losing anyone you love is difficult. But losing an affair partner is difficult and complicated. This is because you may be excluded from normal mourning activities and rituals, and may…

Couples’ Formula for Successful Requests

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW Therapist, Supervisor of Interns, Art Museum / Fairmount Office Manager

One of the most common communication issues I see in my couples’ sessions are difficulty with successful requests, or self-sabotaging requests. What do I mean by this? Often when we…

Recognizing Your Conflict Style

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

  Conflict is one of the experiences that everyone has to go through, especially in relationships.  According to Dr. John Gottman, couples’ therapist and researcher, the majority of conflicts happen due…

Relationship Ambivalence Counseling

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Feeling breakup ambivalence? Not sure if you want in or out of your relationship? Are you fighting for working on your relationship but feel like your partner is half out…

Knowing When to Date Again

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA


After some deliberation, you made the conscious effort to stay single for some time.  Specifically, you decided to take a break from pursuing a committed relationship. Perhaps you found…

Differentiation Strategies

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

You read the tip on mismatched differentiation for those who feel healthier in their relationships. Now, what do you do about it? How do you fix something…

Healthier Person in a Relationship

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What do you do when you are the emotionally healthier person in a relationship?

Emotional health can be described through the concept of differentiation. Differentiation is a balance between independence…

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