Is your anxiety hurting your marriage and relationships? The desperation sometimes caused by anxiety can be alleviated, and you can ride well into the sunset with your spouse and partner.
This poem was written by Rick Elgersma in honor of and on behalf of the solders who gave the gift of life for our liberty so that we could live. This was also written in connection with the efforts of Rick & Monique Elgersma at Real Connections Counseling who strive to touch the lives of […]
This virus is not your marriage, there is always room for kindness. Continue reading for great ideas to spend time your spouse.
Heaven and Hell, and a Long Hike We made it up the mountain, and getting there created several challenges, including the plateau. The plateau fools you (for about 1000 feet) into thinking it’s the top until you hit the plateau and realize how much is left. The trip back down was no picnic either. During […]
I once heard a story about a little boy named Joey. Joey was 11 years old, and in in the hospital where he would stay until he died of leukemia. The story was tragic, and hard to hear. Someone amongst those talking lamented, “He hasn’t had any time to live any kind of life!” I […]
The previous article told a bit of a story about how anxiety can lay a heavy weight onto a relationship. But sometimes you simply can’t avoid anxiety, you will find no judgment here. But we’ve counseled many who fall underneath the anxiety when it comes. When that happens he or she often takes the frustration […]
We don’t take insurance, that’s the truth. We know then that $150 per session can be difficult to reach. But we found a great way to do counseling that not only works well, it is remarkably successful. The Real Connections Counseling system increases understanding, improves listening, reduces bias, and is more relatable than standard couples […]
To Feel Lonely Loneliness is a tough and strange emotion. It forbids you to reach out, it pressures you to lie to those around you with things like ‘I’m fine’ or ‘I’m just tired’ when you are weeping inside. It leaves you restless, weary, sad and alone, and when you dare to tell someone that […]
You might think you’re saying, “I love you,” but that’s not necessarily what your spouse or partner thinks. Sometimes what you do to/for them is a bit, “meh” to him/her – that’s just the truth of it. My wife and I use sign language sometimes to communicate love, which is really meaningful to the both […]
Work is work; Love is love. Relationships take work and require boundaries. Your relationship will most likely fail without them. One of the best things for your key personal relationship is to put specific and healthy boundaries that separate your home life and work life from each other. Boundaries keep your best relationship secure, solid,and significant, and they’re freeing. Better […]