List by Tag: Love

Naperville Sun Times Interviews Our President On What Makes Marriages Work!

Our founder and president, James Smithers, was interviewed by the Naperville Sun Times and Aurora Beacon on the secrets to making marriages work. As an experienced couples counselor and expert in his community, James shared his thoughts on the fundamental necessities in making a marriage work and the toxic pitfalls that couples have to avoid […]

Posted in From the Blog | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

It’s Official. Money Can’t Buy You Love!

A recent study published in the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy found that couples who value money and materialistic items above anything else are less happy than couples that don’t. Approximately 1,734 couples across the country were evaluated. Not only did the study find that couples who prioritized other needs in their relationship over […]

Posted in From the Blog | Also tagged | Leave a comment

Five Ways to Show Your Spouse You Love Them

Love. That’s a tricky one. What is love? How do we know it really exists? Will we ever find it? If we do, can we keep it? These are all questions that we have asked ourselves periodically throughout our lives, and may still be asking today. We’ve all heard a friend or family member proclaim […]

Posted in Articles and Advice | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Five Ways to Deal with an Affair

An estimated 30 to 60 percent of couples will experience their partner cheating on them at some time during the course of their relationship. Considering that roughly 50 percent of all marriages, 60 percent of second marriages and 73 percent of third marriages or more end in divorce, it’s likely that this number would be […]

Posted in Articles and Advice | Also tagged | Leave a comment

Five Ways to Communicate More Effectively With Your Partner

Over the past several decades, roughly 50 percent of all marriages and 60 percent of all re-marriages have ended in divorce. Many studies point toward money as the leading cause, while others blame the birth of a couple’s first child, extra-marital affairs or blended families for the shocking decline in marital success. While these are […]

Posted in Articles and Advice | Also tagged , | Leave a comment