List by Tag: Relationships

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 […]

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Women Really Do Fake Em’… A Lot!

A study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that an estimated 25% of women faked an orgasm on a routine basis, 80% of women faked an orgasm about half the time when they were unable to have an orgasm, and an astonishing 90% of women faked an orgasm when they realized that they […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Five Ways to Screw up Your Relationship

There are literally thousands of ways we can disconnect with our partner throughout the course of our relationship. We can say mean things in the “heat of battle”, ignore one another at a social event or even forget an anniversary. But alone, these isolated and random events don’t necessarily mean that the relationship is destined […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Five Ways to Turn Conflict into Resolution

Fighting. We all do it. We fight about the laundry, the dishes, the cleaning, the finances, time together, sex, video games, fantasy football leagues, whose television show we’re going to sleep through at the end of the day and how long we should ground our teenage daughter for staying out after curfew! You name it, […]

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