Couples and Marriage Counseling

Counseling to Help You Get Through It. Together.

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Do any of these symptoms affect you and your partner?

  • A feeling of distance from each other or a lack of affection
  • A desire to spend less time together or to only have superficial conversations
  • Concerns about trusting your partner or a lack of confidence in the future
  • Episodes of negativity, anger, or arguing

Couples counseling sessions can provide a safe and effective location for both of you to explore what is going on between you. Living with an intimate partner is difficult. Marriage, committed partnership, and even new relationships can bring out the worst and best in each of us. Skillful guidance from a trained professional has helped many couples navigate the inevitable challenges and transitions of relationship. If you and your partner are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, and you are ready to discover some new solutions, contact Brian or call 503-887-7498 to schedule an appointment.

On Partnership

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

Each divorce is the death of a small civilization.
Pat Conroy

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
William Shakespeare

Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.
Harlan Miller

Be good to yourself, be excellent to others and do everything with love.
John Wolf

Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it. Hate needs no instruction, but waits only to be provoked.
Katherine Anne Porter

Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.
John D. MacDonald

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao-Tzu

Cut some windows in your selfishness. You must do this not only to let the sun in but to let your eyes look out.
Charlie W. Shedd

Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution, yet.
Mae West

Whatever you are, be a good one.
Abraham Lincoln

Quotations from Words About Love
Compiled by Elisabeth and Darrell Hyder
Orange Art Miniature, 1994