Marriage Counseling

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Do you feel...

  • you can’t bear the conflict of your relationship anymore?
  • tired of fighting about the same things over and over again?
  • fantasize about being with another type of person?
  • your partner doesn’t understand you?
  • like you want more from your relationship—not just the status quo of getting by?

Marriage counseling is for couples who...

  •  want to enrich a good relationship.
  •  are just beginning a relationship.
  •  are in a difficult relationship and want to resolve longstanding conflicts.
  •  are in serious distress and are willing to work to see if the relationship can still work.

Marriage counseling helps couples...

  •  re-establish the excitement and connection of partners' early time dating together.
  •  identify factors that originally lead to your partner selection.
  •  develop a safe way to encourage the safe expression of true feelings.
  •  identify pathways for partners to heal old wounds and grow.
  •  develop new communication skills which break destructive cycles of conflict.
  •  establish a deeper level of trust with your partner by increasing safety.
  •  transform a relationship into a lasting source of love and companionship.

Marriage counseling is an investment in your relationship which pays dividends over a long life together. Seeking counseling sets a shining example for your children, and helps them with future relationships.

With over 20 years practicing marriage counseling the Positive Self Center has the experience needed to help couples through troubled times, and allow their relationship to heal. She often blends several psychological theories and techniques of marriage counseling which has proven successful in Sally’s work with couples. Don’t wait for a marital crisis to cause serious problems. Contact the Positive Self Center to find out how we can help.  

We invite you to contact us or to schedule an appointment by calling (248) 645-5960.   


What you need most is hardest for your partner to give.
What your partner needs most is hardest for you to give.
— Harville Hendrix

New Workshop


led by Sally Palaian, PhD



Many couples find the topic of money so emotionally charged they argue about it endlessly or just duck the topic altogether.  Based on the highly successful Imago Couples Therapy model, Dr. Sally Palaian’s Couples Talk: Money workshop tackles one of the most difficult and painful issues that can challenge any couple.

The Couples Talk: Money workshop gives you the confidence to stop arguing about money and start talking. During the workshop you will gain insight into you and your partner’s financial beliefs, values, and priorities, learn the tools to become less reactive when discussing money matters, and begin the journey of working toward financial goals together.

The Couples Talk Money workshop will help you and your partner...

  • communicate openly and honestly about money without arguing
  • communicate openly and honestly about money without arguing
  • learn about your own money style
  • understand why your different money styles collide
  • stop using money for revenge or as competition
  • become a better financial team
  • become closer and more loving 

This half-day Couples Talk: Money workshop is presented in an environment that is safe, productive, and goal oriented. Couples Talk: Money will transform the way you think about money, and give you and your partner an understanding of basic financial issues and how they affect your overall relationship.

For more information, please email

Before attending the Couples Talk: Money workshop, we ask that both partners please fill out and submit the Money Survey.