My wife and I started couples counseling 6 months ago. We go every Wednesday night to meet with Steven. The truth is, I didn’t even want to go to counseling…my wife dragged me there and I’m so thankful for it. Back then, we were bickering all the time, I felt like all she would do was criticize me, and she claimed I “was lazy.” Steven helped to reinforce the foundation upon which our marriage was built…which come to find out….there were A LOT of cracks in our foundation. He taught us to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling) which when present, can result in marital disaster. After we learned about how much these were negatively impacting our marriage, he gave us the antidotes to each one. He showed us how it’s ok for all couples to fight, but helped us to see the value in fighting fair while still respecting one another. Now, my wife and I communicate so much better with one another. Steven’s understanding of our marriage and concrete techniques truly saved our marriage. After 15 years of marriage, I think our relationship is the best it’s ever been…it’s loving, trusting, passionate and genuinely fun. After a long week of work, I really look forward to coming home to my wife and spending time with her.