Amy Lombardi, LPC

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Are Different Parenting Styles Hurting Your Relationship?

How to protect your relationship and your children!

I see it in my office all the time—conflicts over different parenting styles can threaten to rip apart a relationship. While both parents are passionate about wanting the best for their children, they frequently have different views about what this means. Individual parenting styles often differ, but it doesn’t have to ruin your relationship or …

Are Different Parenting Styles Hurting Your Relationship?

How to protect your relationship and your children!

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6 Strategies to Prevent Breaking Up Over Politics

How to have a healthy relationship despite political differences

When I started practicing couples therapy two decades ago, clients hardly ever mentioned arguing over politics. That’s all changed in the past few years. Now more and more clients come to me because they’re considering breaking up over political differences. It is possible to have a healthy relationship despite political differences if partners are committed …

6 Strategies to Prevent Breaking Up Over Politics

How to have a healthy relationship despite political differences

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How Children of Narcissistic Parents Fare In Love

How to break free of patterns formed by your past

It’s no surprise that our own love relationships are likely to be deeply affected by how our parents modeled healthy love. But not all of us were lucky enough to be raised by two loving parents. If you were raised by an emotionally-distant parent, as an adult, you may now fear intimacy. Or you may …

How Children of Narcissistic Parents Fare In Love

How to break free of patterns formed by your past

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What to Do If Your Husband Rejects Sex

Get to the root of the problem so you can solve it.

You may be confident that your husband loves you, but if that’s true, why isn’t he receptive to your invitations for intimacy anymore? Last night the kids went to grandma’s house for an overnight. It was the perfect time. You put on your satin pajamas, lit a candle on the bedside and summoned him to …

What to Do If Your Husband Rejects Sex

Get to the root of the problem so you can solve it.

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Reduce Your Wife’s Anxiety and Improve Your Marriage!

Stop feeling powerless in the face of anxiety.

As a couples therapist, I’ve worked with many husbands throughout the years who say a big problem in their marriage is their wife’s anxiety.  Men can certainly experience anxiety as well, but I see more women present with anxiety. This falls in line with scientific research which consistently shows that women are 1.5-2 times more …

Reduce Your Wife’s Anxiety and Improve Your Marriage!

Stop feeling powerless in the face of anxiety.

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Try Mindfulness to Avoid Infidelity

Practice Mindfulness to Act Intentionally in Your Marriage.

Did you know that practicing mindfulness in marriage may help you avoid an affair and all the pain that comes with it? For those of you who read the word “mindfulness” and were hoping to learn a new yoga pose that prevents infidelity, I’m sorry to disappoint. This post isn’t an impromptu yoga lesson. However, …

Try Mindfulness to Avoid Infidelity

Practice Mindfulness to Act Intentionally in Your Marriage.

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Help! My Husband Left Me for His Phone

Why technology threatens relationships and how to fix it.

“If I see you check your phone one more time when I’m trying to have a conversation with you, I’m going to throw it out the window!”  Now, this might not be the best way to start a conversation about the amount of time your husband spends glued to technology – but it’s definitely an …

Help! My Husband Left Me for His Phone

Why technology threatens relationships and how to fix it.

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In an Emotionally Distant Relationship? Here’s Help

4 rituals of connection to help you re-engage your partner.

If you feel alone when you’re single, at least there’s the idea, the hope, that when you do enter into a relationship then the feeling of loneliness will resolve. But when you’re in an emotionally distant relationship… it can feel like there’s no way out.  You can’t tell yourself, “It’ll get better when I find …

In an Emotionally Distant Relationship? Here’s Help

4 rituals of connection to help you re-engage your partner.

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8 Ways to Set Healthy Emotional Boundaries in a Relationship

Reconnect with your spouse without losing yourself.

Wondering how to set emotional boundaries in a relationship? We all know we should have them. And yet, for many couples, they remain an elusive to-do. Maybe you’ve got boundaries that resemble a castle moat, and no one but the most persevering of intruders can get through.  Or maybe your emotional boundaries are missing altogether, …

8 Ways to Set Healthy Emotional Boundaries in a Relationship

Reconnect with your spouse without losing yourself.

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