Online couples counseling in Texas

Susan Wade - Fort Worth Therapist

Susan Wade, LCSW
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I have experience helping couples:

Become friends again

Rekindle sex/intimacy

Learn to communicate effectively and openly

Heal infidelity and betrayal

Facilitate compromise on gridlock issues including money and parenting

Recognize & heal emotional affairs

Avoid or de-escalate volatile arguments

Release old resentments

Navigate the chaos of addiction

Support a partner in recovery and/or 12-Step programs

Change old habits and patterns

Escape from repeated cycles of conflict

Cope with crises, loss, illness, and death

Negotiate second marriages; blending families

Learn to grow as couple while honoring individual goals and dreams

Create a new relationship with the same partner

“The greatest gift a couple can give their baby is a loving relationship.”

The average couple waits

6 Years

before seeking help for marital problems.


Dr. John Gottman reports that stable marriages have a 5:1 ratio of positivity to negativity during conflict.

  • criticism
  • contempt
  • defensiveness
  • stonewalling

predict early divorce



“Almost everyone messes up during marital conflict. What matters is whether repairs are successful.”



of the time, women bring up complaints in heterosexual relationships.


of new parents experience a precipitous drop in couple satisfaction in the first three years of the baby’s life.

"Every positive thing you do in your relationship is foreplay."

Quotes and statistics by John Gottman.