Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

April 15, 2020

Most of the United States has been ordered to stay home to helps save lives from Covid-19. You’re working from home, teaching your children from home, making and sharing meals at home and surrounded by each other 24/7. Nerves are getting frazzled and we hear more about...

March 27, 2020

Most of us are practicing social distancing and staying at home. It’s normal to feel stressed out from the uncertainty, a tight budget, or small children, but it’s important to keep nourishing and prioritizing your relationship. Creating a date night you can both enjoy...

March 18, 2020

It almost sounds glamorous when you envision being stuck inside with the one you love and not having to go to work or worry about school schedules, and it would be if we had planned it and had control over the plans. However, while Covid-19 keeps us home with those we...

March 13, 2020

It would have seemed impossible for a virus that began in China to eventually spread throughout the world, pushing cities everywhere to adjust to a new normal. It’s been surreal for many of us to watch the cancellation of the Houston Rodeo, travel bans to Europe, and t...

February 28, 2020

Political debates, stock market fluctuations, and the coronavirus can be frightening, uncontrollable happenings. The uncertainty leaves many couples struggling with high levels of stress. When stress is a normal part of daily living, couples become immune to warning si...

February 14, 2020

If you’re dating or in a new relationship, you may be convinced that all guys really want in a relationship is sex. But therapists working with couples agree that although men enjoy and put emphasis on the sexual aspects of their relationship that isn’t the glue that h...

February 7, 2020

If you’ve been together for over five years, you may be like many other couples who spend an entire date night dinner not saying one word to each other. Not talking over dinner may not be a warning sign that your relationship is over; however, it may be a sign that you...

January 31, 2020

If you’re like many, you got married expecting more than you sometimes receive in marriage. Growing up with fairy tales, reading magazines or romance novels, and seeing sweet social media posts, it’s easy to begin believing your marriage is more work than you expected...

January 13, 2020

In a healthy relationship, you want to be a better version of yourself. Relationships help you learn how to share, think of someone else first, and build a future together. A mature relationship isn’t about finding your other half or “fixing” your past hurts. The only...

January 3, 2020

The new year is exciting for most of us. If you’re like thousands of others, you’ve set goals to get in shape, begin a new diet, or try a new hobby to feel more energetic and confident. However, have you talked to your partner about your relationship resolutions? Since...

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