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How often do you pause to appreciate the relationship you have? Do you regularly express gratitude to your partner for their gift of love and connection?

At the start of relationships, we are grateful for our partners and effortlessly express our feelings of love. Over time we may slide into taking them for granted. Our once idealized partners turn into real-life people with all the flaws we minimized or overlooked in the beginning.

We may "forget" to focus on our partners' admirable qualities and pay more attention to the characteristics we don't like. Distance creeps in and connections fade. One or both start to think “the grass may be greener on the other side.”

In our practice, we often see couples where this is the presenting issue. People ask, "Is our relationship worth saving? Is it possible to get our connection back?" The answer is yes, it is possible.

An article from the John Gottman blog addresses this very question. Kyle Benson writes, The Grass is Greener Where You Water It. Check it out. The grass is not always greener on the other side.

If you are in a relationship that hurts and feel disconnected, have difficulties communicating, and/or are experiencing a crisis, Bob and I can help. Call us at 410-363-2825 or email

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