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Repairing Your Relationship After an Affair

November 11, 2013

Couples seek out therapy for many reasons, but one of the most common is to help their relationship recover from an infidelity.  In fact, some research suggests that 30% of couples seek out therapy due to the damage of an affair, and couples who have experienced an affair are more likely to break up or divorce than those couples where there was no infidelity.  These couples often feel as though the very foundation of their relationship has…

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Don't Let Conflict Get the Best of You: 11 Steps to Increasing Positivity and Reducing Conflict

August 6, 2013

What does a strong, healthy relationship look like? For many of us, the fantasy is that a strong relationship means that there is absolutely no conflict; that the partners agree with and are satisfied about every part of the other person. In reality, of course, conflict between partners is a normal and inevitable component of a healthy relationship. Never discussing the issues in your relationship can actually serve to intensify your problems rather than make them go…

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The True Cost of Love

July 12, 2013

As the demand for large extravagant weddings rise so does their cost. In 2012 and Real Wedding Study concluded that the average wedding budget is $28,427. Having a dream wedding may be every girl’s fantasy but what about having a stable and fulfilling marriage? People are willing to spend their entire savings and months or years planning for the perfect wedding but what are they willing to do for a solid marriage? Premarital counseling has been shown to reduce…

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Are you connecting with your partner?

July 8, 2013

If your partner….. Mentions that they never see you anymore Tries to engage you in conversation more frequently than normal Suggests a weekend getaway Tells you they feel like you never talk anymore Plans new and adventurous activities for the two of you Complains that you are “always” working, reading, or on your computer …..They may be feeling emotionally disconnected. Don’t miss the signals. Most relationships have their inherent challenges.  We all bring different expectations, values, perspectives,…

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The Importance of Being A Good Roommate In A Romantic Relationship

April 30, 2013

Our relationships call for a variety of skills to stay connected and on track with our partners.  I believe that one aspect of a healthy relationship requires that we also be good roommates for our partners.  What does it require to be a good roommate to our romantic partners?  One important skill is to develop solid communication skills.  While communication is a very broad topic, more specifically what I mean is the need to set aside time…

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We Are Hiring!

April 25, 2013

Symmetry Counseling, a growing loop-based group practice is seeking full-time licensed clinicians (LCPC, LCSW, LMFT, PsyD, or PhD) to provide counseling services in our Chicago office. The practice focuses on individual and couples counseling. The successful candidate will be an independent contractor who can establish her/his own schedule; all client referrals are provided. Preferably clinicians will be paneled with the major insurance companies (BCBS, Aetna, and Cigna) and will be available to see clients during the day,…

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