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Coping with Divorce: The Discreet Signs of Stress in Children 

Approximately 25% of American children, belong to divorced households.  According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, instances of divorce impact between 40% to 60% of recently married couples, and the rate is 50% to 70% among couples who have remarried, after divorce.   More than 50% of divorces occur in families with children who are under the age of 18 years. There are a variety of factors that determine how well a child will navigate the stressful…

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3 Ways That Busy Lifestyles Create Obstacles to Intimacy for Married Couples

The average American adult works 47 hours per week, but in comparison to other developed nations around the world, workers in the United States put in 34 more hours per week, per capita, than any other country.  Interestingly, that statistic may theoretically correlate with the 2017 Divorce Rate Ranking, provided by the United Nations, which indicated that the United States is fifth in the world, with 3.6 divorces per year, per 1,000 inhabitants. We appear to be working harder,…

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“Fighting Fair” And Getting What You Want Without Hurting Your Partner

The expectation to enjoy the benefits of a strong marriage, or long-term relationship without conflict, disagreement or argument, is one that new couples adopt readily.  After all, we are shown examples on television every day, of what it means to be in a healthy relationship with a partner.  Even conflicts between married couples on some of our favorite shows, are misleading, and disproportionately mild, compared to real life. The idea that you and your partner will never ‘bump heads’…

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Visit Our New Silver Spring Location

SWA Counseling Services proudly opened its new location in September 2016. The new location allows SWA to offer a wide array of services to Silver Spring and entire DC metropolitan area. The space is also available for seminars, workshops and other events. Contact us to schedule a walk through.

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Marriage Retreat 2015

It’s finally that time again, so please save the date and mark your calendars for this year’s retreat! We’ll be at the Carter Hall Manor from October 23 – 25, 2015. We’re pleased to announce there will be a variety of events set against Carter Hall Manor’s scenic (and romantic) grounds. Look forward to making new memories during our first “Kings and Queens” ball, and expand your palate at a wine tasting event with a level III sommelier! The…

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