Marriage

Don’t Argue: Use These 9 Rules of Engagement

by on June 7, 2019

It was clear that after 7 years of marriage, Jack and Jill still loved each other. But they way they solved problems, or rather, the way they didn’t solve problems, was destroying their marriage. The last argument ended in a physical altercation and a wrestling match that left them ashamed and humiliated. Neither had ever… (more…)

11 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

by on May 30, 2019

Looking back, Jack could see that his relationship with Amanda was over several months ago, perhaps even years. But he was in denial and didn’t want to confront the painful issues that were left unresolved. What was once overlooked, minimized, explained away, or discounted is now an obvious sign of his deteriorating relationship. At first,… (more…)

9 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

by on April 10, 2019

When Bryan first met his girlfriend, he was smitten. She was charming, helpful, generous, kind, and interesting. She would laugh at his lame jokes, tell him how smart he was, was adventurous, and actively seek ways to spend time together. Naturally, Bryan overlooked some of the more concerning behaviors that his friends pointed out. His… (more…)

The Addiction of Narcissism

by on March 8, 2019

It wasn’t until counseling that Tim realized he was married to a narcissist. Again. And unfortunately, again. The narcissism in his first wife was obvious. Her obsession with power and control of his life and money alienated her from their kids. His second wife was so preoccupied with her appearance that he lost track of… (more…)

What is Love?

by on February 15, 2019

At first, it sounds like a silly question. Not to Julie. She was trying to pin down a new definition after having been in an abusive relationship for eight years. She wanted love. She wanted to be in love and be loved by someone who treated her right. But the years of abuse had conditioned… (more…)

10 Reasons a Person Divorces

by on October 28, 2018

For Megan, getting married was an easier decision than getting a divorce. Their relationship started so well and seemed so natural that Megan ignored the warning signs her family tried to show her. Now, after three years of being married, she realized that a divorce would be necessary. Making this decision, however, was much harder… (more…)

Spouse Wants to Separate, You Don’t

by on October 28, 2018

After 15 years of marriage, Tim’s wife said she wanted to separate. He was shocked. It came out of nowhere. Just the month before they were on a family vacation and now she was asking for a separation? Her reasons were vague at best and the harder he tried to convince her otherwise, the more… (more…)

10 Things Mental Health Therapists Wish Divorce Attorneys Understood

by on October 24, 2018

After 15 years of a tumultuous marriage, Mario decided to divorce his wife. He had enough. His wife Vanessa cheated on him several times, repeatedly lied, her physical abuse escalated into hitting, and there was no evidence that she might be addicted to drugs. Wanting the marriage to end as quickly as possible, he skipped… (more…)

10 Signs Your Spouse Might be Dependent

by on October 7, 2018

Natalie didn’t get it. She watched her sister tolerate an abusive spouse who routinely left her for another woman and then returned on a whim. Her sister knew he was an adulterer, arrogant, intolerable, demanding, condescending, cruel, and controlling. She complained about him, said she wanted to leave, but then when push came to shove,… (more…)

30 Relationship Destroyers

by on October 7, 2018

Have you ever wondered what a therapist is thinking about while you talk about your relationship woes? While I can’t speak for all therapists, I do look for specific factors that can determine success or failure in any relationship. When an area is revealed, such as a pattern of lying, it needs to be therapeutically… (more…)

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