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Marriage Complaints: Take this Challenge

When I was in college I lived very near my grandparents and I would visit them often after classes. A curious thing began to happen as I spent time alone with my grandmother. She began to confide in me, as she never had before, about her disagreements with my grandfather. I was 18 years old and this was quite strange to me. Read the rest of this entry »

Marriage and Control: My Way or Ours?

“In my family we did it that way.” Is this a familiar argument in your marriage? Does using this argument help sway your spouse to do things your way? Or if you are the one who is constantly hearing this argument from your spouse, do you end up clenching your fists in silent rage each time it comes up? Read the rest of this entry »

Bad Relationships Gone Good

I was divorced at age 27 from a good man. Would you be surprised that despite having completed a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, I knew next to nothing about creating a happy relationship for myself? That understanding came years later.

You may be in the same boat I was all those years ago. In your work you may be an effective Read the rest of this entry »

Ask Michelle Anything

Do you have a burning question about dating? Marriage? Being single? Divorce? Widowhood? Finding love again after loss? Making your good marriage great? Troubles with inlaws? Sexual frustrations?

Whatever your question about relationships, Michelle Vasquez would love to answer them. The Read the rest of this entry »

Creating Happily Ever After

Hi, I’m Michelle Vásquez with True Love Relationship Coaching. I have over 18 years experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas working with couples helping them learn communication and problem-solving skills.

With my training and background as a marriage therapist helping couples solve their marital problems, I understand couples at a deep level. Read the rest of this entry »

Instant Gratification

A few words about instant gratification and how holding this as an important value can harm your relationship.

Almost Good Enough Relationships

“Give us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.”
~ Peter Marshall, US Senate Chaplain 1947

Do you have a clear vision of your ideal relationship? Do you understand with perfect clarity what you require for a relationship to be happy and successful? If you do not, you are likely to settle for “almost good enough” and spend your relationship trying to make a square peg fit in a round hole.

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Bridezilla: Temporary Insanity or a Normal Reaction to Stress?

You have seen the shows or at least the commercials about “Bridezillas,” women who become total monsters during their wedding planning just so they can have the “perfect day” they have always dreamed of.  Grant it, wedding planning can be very stressful, especially if you want a large wedding and you have no experience doing event planning.  That is why I would recommend you hire a wedding planner unless you plan on having a small wedding (under 30 people) or you decide to elope.

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From Single to Married: What I Learned on My Journey

When I was 27 I divorced a good man for all the wrong reasons: mostly because I was young, dumb, had no faith in my relationship, and had no real relationship skills to speak of. Having made my choice, I began the process of seeking a man that would be right for me.  I thought I was ready for a relationship, so I dove right into the dating scene.

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Insecure Partner Drains Relationship: Practical Ideas to Reduce Jealousy

If you have been living with a jealous partner for any length of time, you are probably tired of constantly explaining and defending yourself, especially if you are innocent of the charges that you are cheating.  Jealousy in a relationship is about fear of loss and can range from mild to severe feelings.  Many articles address how to overcome your own feelings of jealousy.  But what if you are the one who is on the receiving end of jealous behavior?

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