Couples Counseling, Marriage, Relationship Counseling, Relationships

The Number One Relationship Killer

Working with countless couples over the years, I have seen time and again why marriages crumble and may even end in divorce. The factors contributing to divorce are numerous but, without fail, there is one consistent reason marriages end. Divorce is imminent when a couple refuses to address, cope and let go of their mutual […]

Codependency, Dating, Krystal, Relationship Counseling, Relationships

3 Ways to Date More Effectively as an Empath

Dating can often be challenging as it requires numerous skill sets and insights to do well; one must be self-aware, able to soothe themselves when upset and manage their emotions, have healthy boundaries and a clear idea of what they want/need but must also be willing to be flexible and open minded about negotiable areas. […]

Dating, Relationship Counseling

Does sex on the first date ruin our chances at having a relationship?

Does sex on the first date ruin your chances at developing a relationship? The short answer is: No. The longer answer is: well, it can if your dating partner is judgmental and hypocritical but you would discover this eventually even if you “hold off” to appear presentable. This question highlights that there’s still the tendency for […]

Codependency, Krystal, Relationship Counseling, Relationships

Four Natural and Effective Ways to Feel Less Lonely

Commonly, it can feel embarrassing and stigmatizing to admit that you are lonely. When we look around us or on social media, it may seem we are the only one without a calendar packed with fun and friends which only further fuels a sense of shame. Ironically though, it seems being lonely is a factor […]

Krystal, Relationship Counseling, Relationships

Six for Satisfaction – Fun Date Idea #1

By Krystal Mazzola The Gottman Institute are one of the leading providers of research on what makes couples successful and happy long-term (and what leads to serious problems). They have found that they happiest, most engaged, successful long-term couples devote just 6 hours a week to their partnership. This is broken down into a formula […]

Krystal, Marriage, Relationship Counseling, Relationships

5 Things To Know When Starting Couples Therapy

It can be intimidating starting couples therapy, and each therapist can have a slightly different approach. If you are considering beginning couples therapy with myself, here are a few key concepts to clarify my philosophy as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  When working with a couple, I see your relationship as my client. It […]