Does your marriage have a good chance of making it?  An article in Time Magazine in 2016 reported that the divorce rate in the US is at a 40 year low.  The article continued with the news that marriages in the USA still have about a 50% chance of making it.  These numbers remain somewhat scary. 

            Having a lifelong partner to share all the ups and downs of life remains a major dream, desire, and goal for most people in the USA.  A Gallup poll indicated that while the importance placed on marriage has declined slightly, only 5% of Americans have not been married and indicate they do not want to be

            Life can be disappointing when there is no passion in it, and the passion has died out. 

One definition of passion describes it as "a strong and barely controllable emotion." 

When our feelings of passion for another person are aroused, it is hard to think of anything other than that person with whom we are so enthralled.  That passion may have been killed by an action or actions of the other person or it may

advice for couples- can your marriage survive without intimacy?

Sharing a relationship with someone with whom you feel a sense of intimacy is a central component related to where we get our feelings of positive identity and well-being.  A study by Joel Sneed of Queens College concluded that a positive sense of well-being in those in their 50's and older is predicted for those who experience and maintain intimacy early in their lives.  These same people seem to have the ability to maintain intimacy even if they have problem relationships. This is

For several decades I owned and managed a thriving counseling practice with several locations while at the same time working full time as a Marriage and Family therapist. During all of those years, there were many times when I saw more couples who were victims of an affair than all of the rest of our clinical staff combined.

This was never purposely planned; it just had a way of working out that way. I usually did not even know why a couple was coming to my office before I met with them the

happy after an affair

I remember a particular day a few years ago when I was thinking through the counseling sessions scheduled for the week.  At the time, I was working with about a dozen couples who were working at recovering and rebuilding after an affair.  In one situation, we had scheduled two couples who had been friends until the husband in one marriage had an affair with the wife in the other marriage. 

At that point in time, a number of the couples were at about the same place in rebuilding

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Phone: 331-308-0113

Address: 1962 Golf View Dr. Bartlett, Illinois 60103

Couples Counselor & Relationship Coaches Drs. David and Debbie McFadden