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25 Premarital Questions to Ask Before You Say I Do

25 Premarital Questions to Ask Before You Say I Do

Over 90% of the engaged couples spend more money and time investing on their wedding day than investing and preparing in their marriage. While two people are in love and have made their choice for a spouse, there is so much that I find out the don’t know before...

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Is Marriage Counseling Right For Your Relationship?

Is Marriage Counseling Right For Your Relationship?

When should you seek marriage counseling?   Nobody wants to go to marriage counseling, even if their relationship is in dire need of it. In fact, Dr. John Gottman, one of the foremost experts on marriage and relationships, says that on average, couples will...

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Love Styles – Are You an Avoider?

Jousline Savra is a How We Love marriage counselor in Burbank, and in this blog post, looks at the Avoider love style. First, to help you define what an Avoider love style looks like, let’s give you a quick run down of behaviors common to those being named an Avoider,...

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Love Styles – Are You a Pleaser?

As a Burbank Marriage Counselor, Jousline Savra helps couples based on How We Love. Are you that good girl or that great guy in the relationship who is giving a lot, but is feeling anxious a lot. Are you worried about your image or worried what others think of you?...

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Love Styles – Are You a Vacillator

Are you a Vacillator? A person displaying a Vacillator lovestyle says things like: I don't feel heard, I don't feel important to you, you don't get me, I am done - and as their spouse or partner, you simply feel stuck and frustrated you don't know what to do....

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Love Styles – Are You a Controller?

Do you know someone in your life who is a controller? When problems in marriage or relationships arise, controllers will show up in your life from time to time. Continuing in our series on love styles in relationships as identified by Milan and Kay Yerkovich, we will...

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Love Styles – Are You A Victim?

Do you feel like a victim, helpless or powerless most of the time in relationships or in your marriage? In How We Love marriage and relationship counseling blog posts, this is the last post in our series on the 5 insecure attachment or love styles which are identified...

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Tips for Avoiding Drama with Family and Relationships

Generally speaking, communication can often be a challenging part of a relationship between two people, married or not. Take these steps to alleviate useless or unproductive conversations in your relationships and avoid drama: 1. First remember that you are...

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