Covid Isolation and your Relationship

Beth Ashton LCSW-CIndividual Counseling

Covid Isolation

This year has been universally challenging. We’ve been in survival mode, adapting to a multitude of threats to our safety, security, and relationships. Perhaps during the pandemic you’ve been working from home with your partner (for what feels like an eternity), or one or both of you have continued to go to the office (cautiously, fearful that you’ll expose your … Read More

Is your partner blurring boundaries in your relationship?

Beth Ashton LCSW-CInfidelity Counseling, Marriage Counseling

blurring boundaries in your relationship

What do you remember learning about “boundaries” from your family growing up? Probably more than you realize. Many of us learn early in life not to grab toys out of another child’s hand, or to knock before entering a room with the door closed. The specific lessons themselves, while important, are not the whole story. How we learn about boundaries is … Read More

My partner had an affair……

Darina AlbanArticles, Infidelity Counseling, Marriage Counseling


I talk to people about relationships for a living. At least for the last 15 years I have. So I decided to write a little bit about the greatest pain a relationship can face: an Affair. An affair feels like a broken heart, a slap in the face, a rug pulled from underneath you, the biggest uncertainty you’ve ever felt; … Read More

Marriage and Individual Teletherapy in MD and PA – Mara Katz, MSW, LCSW-C

Mara Katz LCSW-CArticles, Infidelity Counseling, Marriage Counseling

Telehealth with Darina Alban

Last 6 months many of us have been stuck together 24hours a day, having to assume multiple new roles (working from home while caring for children and preparing all meals and now providing education for our children). Life is still completely upside down, routines are hard to form, privacy and time alone is compromised, and our list of priorities is … Read More

Can I accept difficult feelings in a relationship?

Mara Katz LCSW-CArticles, Marriage Counseling

On Radical Acceptance – What is it? And why does it matter in relationships? “Unacceptable.” How many times do you think or hear yourself saying that something is “unacceptable?” We all have expectations about our own and others’ behaviors and we all find ourselves in situations where we feel that these expectations have been unmet. Sometimes we end up in … Read More

Marriage Teletherapy in Maryland

Darina AlbanMarriage Counseling

Marriage Teletherapy in Maryland during Covid-19 In the past month many of us have been stuck together 24hours a day, having to assume multiple new roles (working from home while caring for children and preparing all meals). While many families are forced to be apart to protect their family member’s health. Life is completely upside down, routines are hard to … Read More

Why can’t I forgive the affair?

Mara Katz LCSW-CArticles, Infidelity Counseling, Marriage Counseling

Affair Therapy

By Mara Katz LCSW-C Trauma is characterized by events that overwhelm “normal” or relied upon coping strategies and is worsened by a sense of isolation. No one is prepared to learn that their intimate partner has been unfaithful and, in spite of fantasies about how we would respond in such a situation, the reality is much more complicated. Infidelity tends … Read More

My Spouse is Looking up Old Flames.  Is my Marriage in Trouble?

westonadminMarriage Counseling

Marriage and Facebook/ Happier Marriage in Towson Maryland

Marriage and Facebook / Happier Marriage in Towson Maryland As a marriage and couples therapist, I’ve had countless clients tell me they have “caught” their spouse looking up an old flame, and they want to know if their marriage is in trouble. The short answer is yes—but probably not for the reasons you’re thinking. In the age of social media, … Read More

What’s Happening to me? After an Affair. How Betrayals can cause Trauma | Infidelity Counseling, Lutherville, MD

Darina AlbanInfidelity Counseling, Marriage Counseling

Infidelity Counseling Lutherville, MD

Infidelity Counseling Lutherville, MD  & Couples Therapy Works by Darina Alban LCSW-C “Its been many weeks since discovery day”, in some ways it feels like it just happened. As I help couples with Infidelity Counseling in Lutherville, MD, I often hear stories like these: I cried all the tears I could cry, felt devastated, out of control, overwhelmed and broken at … Read More