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Repeating Childhood Rescue Patterns in Relationships - Stay Happily MarriedPlay episode Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunesDownload a transcript Sponsored by Rosen Law Firm

Are you repeating the same behavior patterns in your relationship that you did as a child?

Every parent has their own way of parenting. Consequently, every person’s childhood is different from everyone else’s and can develop unique patterns. The way we are raised influences the way we do things later in life, whether it’s our study habits, work ethic, or career choices. Some parents enforce studying and getting homework done before play. Later in life this can help you to focus more on education or getting your work done in a timely matter. What our parents instill in us at a young age often carries with us in patterns over the years. What happens when we come from a home that is less than optimal? Do we develop differently? Can our childhood affect the way we do things in our relationship?

Earning her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Ricki Geiger is founder and owner of Rickie L. Geiger, LCSW in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ricki is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Group Psychotherapist and Certified Retirement Coach. She has over 30 years of professional experience. She provides individuals, couples, and group therapy for adults over 21 years of age. Ricki is a seasoned, engaging and skilled community educator and workshop presenter.

To find out more about Ricki Geiger and her practice, Ricki L Geiger, LCSW, you can visit their website or call (919) 929-8559 for an appointment.

 

Bored to Tears - Stay Happily MarriedPlay episode Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunesDownload a transcript Sponsored by Rosen Law Firm

Is your relationship flat? Dull? Losing its luster? Are you bored?

When things lack excitement in our lives, we tend to get bored with them very quickly and easily. We try to find the next, newest best thing. If our hair is flat, dull, and losing luster, we try a new conditioner or hairstyle. If our cell phones are from last season, we go buy the newest version of iPhone or Android. When a new video game, fashion trend or hairstyle becomes popular, we all flock to the stores and salons to get the new exciting trends as we become bored with our old things. But what if your relationship is flat and dull? And you’re feeling really bored with your partner? Perhaps the sex life is barely there or absent altogether. We don’t just drop our relationship to find someone else to keep things exciting. How can we add some excitement, adventure, and passion into our relationships?

Earning her Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology at Temple University, Dr. Susan Orenstein is founder and director of Orenstein Solutions in Cary, North Carolina. Dr. Orenstein has devoted her professional career to helping individuals and couples improve their most intimate relationships. She specializes in relationship and couples issues. Dr. Orenstein is committed to providing state-of-the-art practices in marital counseling and to that end, continues to attend professional training programs.

To find out more about Dr. Susan Orenstein and her practice, Orenstein Solutions, you can visit their website or call (919) 428-2766 for an appointment.

 

3 Essentials for a Long Lasting Love - Stay Happily MarriedPlay episode Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunesDownload a transcript Sponsored by Rosen Law Firm

Is your love going to last through life?

Hardships can be found all throughout life. These hardships can be at work or at home. At work we have to deal with projects and deadlines that test your time-management skills. At home we have to deal with bills, cleaning and the people you live with. Being in a marriage, you have your own set of trying matters. When you are married, you have to go through these hardships along with your spouse. You have to learn how to be there for one another and help each other get through these hard times.  Learning to express your needs, goals and feelings can prove to be challenging, especially when communication is not strong in your relationship. Do you have the essentials in your relationship that you need for long lasting love?

Earning her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University, Mrs. Carole Cullen is founder and owner of My-Therpist, Inc. in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Mrs. Cullen is a Certified Gottman Therapist & Workshop Leader as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has extensive experience working with a variety of topics including working with families who lost a loved one in the 9/11 attacks. working with at-risk youth and their families, adults with serious mental health and substance abuse issues and with couples in her private practice. Mrs. Cullen has initiated Couples Crisis Care, a new service for couples based on her work with couples and families that addresses the initial and unique crisis that couples face at the onset of an affair being revealed. She has been helping couples for over 14 years in private practice and has a passion for working with couples in her practice to repair and heal their relationships.

To find out more about Carole Cullen and her practice, My-Therapist, Inc., you can visit their website or call (919) 795-0101 for an appointment.