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5 WAYS TO PISS OFF YOUR SPOUSE

These strategies can be used equally effectively by both men and women, although some are traditionally more popular among one gender than the other. Most of these methods are commonly used, but you may find some that you haven’t come across. Feel free to try them out and add spice to everyday life by adding a touch of floating resentment and silent fury.

1. Don’t listen to them. There’s nothing your partner enjoys less than getting the impression that they are not important enough to be attended to properly. Pretend you’re listening instead by making eye-contact and with attentive body language, but make sure you are thinking about something else entirely, such as “when is she or he going to stop talking so I can get back to much more important matters, ie me.”

2. Make it clear that your work takes priority at all times. Respond to complaints about your distance or lack of involvement with the family with, “Well, someone’s got to pay the bills” or “Money doesn’t grow on trees, you know.”

3. When you do the chores that you normally can’t be bothered to do, always expect to be applauded for your wonderfulness. Don’t quite do them properly – just do enough to claim credit.

4. Invite the cat to sleep in bed and to wake your partner at 5am by sharpening its claws on the bedside table.

5. Constantly yell at them, and belittle them, minimize whatever they say or do, blame them for everything wrong in YOUR life, accuse them of doing things they did not do. Do not ever stop doing this, just keep doing it more and more. Then when they are fed up with it and can’t take it no more and explode on you, blame them for being aggressive and out of control.

Of course we do not want you to do this, but if you are experiencing this then call Star Point Counseling Center Brandon Fl. and Tampa Fl. We do marriage counseling, couples counseling, family counseling and teen and children counseling.

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Why men don’t want to do Marriage Counseling

Usually the wife calls a therapist to make an appointment for marriage counseling. Then she tells her husband they have an appointment for marriage counseling with a therapist. He balks, complains and is resistant to going, making excuses and sometimes an argument will ensue from her making the appointment.  Most men feel the therapist will blame them for everything and make them change their behavior.  Some men feel a female therapist with be gender biased and blame him for everything wrong in the marriage. In some cases with some therapists this may be true due to the therapist’s past relationship experiences ( this does not make for a good therapist). Some men will resist because they are afraid some truth may come out, like an affair or substance abuse. Here at Affordable Counseling in Brandon Fl and Tampa Fl we will not hire a therapist who we feel is gender biased.  We see it all the time, the couple comes in for marriage counseling and the husband is either wide eyed or very quiet. They are having a little anxiety just walking in the door. After the session for marriage counseling the guy’s are a lot more relaxed and on board with marriage counseling. This is when they realize it is not all their fault, most of the time it is both of their faults and both of their behavior is the reason they are having trouble and seeking marriage counseling.  At Affordable Counseling in Brandon Fl. and Tampa Fl. we help a lot of couples with marriage counseling and couples counseling. None of our therapists are gender biased and we teach the couples skills and tools to improve their relationship. We never take sides and mediate an argument and say who is right or wrong.

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The 2 of You Together in Marriage Counseling

We always work with both of you together in marriage counseling.
So your counseling is fair, balanced, unbiased, and impartial.
At Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon FL. we don’t keep secrets between the two of you.  So you can be sure that we are not colluding in betrayal.
With Marriage Counseling at Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon FL. we always begin by learning about the two of you in-depth.  So you will get the right for answers for YOU.

Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon FL will not give the same recommendations to every couple. Far from it. We know that every couple is different. We don’t tell you what ALL COUPLES need. We tell you the particular things that YOU TWO need. 

We have a great success rate with marriage counseling at Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon FL.  Over two thirds of our clients are here for marriage counseling, couples counseling, relationship counseling or family counseling.

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Couples Counseling, Marriage counseling

Couples counseling and marriage counseling is for any couple, dating, living together or married, that is not experiencing the type of relationship that they long to have. It may be that you are arguing more than you used to, or that your arguments feel repetitive, or you notice that you and your significant other have become more like “roommates” instead of lovers. Couples often describe trouble with communication, loss of trust or family issues as reasons for coming to therapy. Couples counseling and marriage counseling can help you repair, restore and even improve your relationship.

“Why therapy?” and “why now?” And then the Counselor will listen to each of you as you talk about your hopes and dreams for coming to marriage counseling or couples counseling, as well as your frustrations with where you are right now. We will set goals together, and future sessions should feel like we are working towards the goals you have set. Star Point Counseling Center has helped countless couples fix their relationship through marriage counseling and couples counseling.

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Anxiety/Depression Counseling

Depression and anxiety also share an essential psychological component — namely, pushing people away from living in the present moment. Individuals with anxiety are continuously worried about the future, while people with depression are often focused on what has happened in the past.

People dealing with depression ask a lot of “why” questions of themselves, such as “Why did I … ?” People struggling with anxiety, on the other hand, tend to use statements indicative of fear of future events, such as “I’m really worried about what’s going to happen with …”

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Counseling for Couples

As in marital relationships, unmarried couples can experience an endless cycle of arguments, with even the smallest thing leading to a prolonged battle of who is right and who is wrong.  Sometimes, it is difficult to understand why such things are happening in your relationship despite the fact that you started it right. Where did the intimacy go?  Why do our differences seem so irresolvable? In couples counseling, we can help you make sense out of what is happening between you and help you restore the emotional connection you are both longing for.

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Easter

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