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Relationship Consultation

American culture provides little time and less guidance for men and women starting or maintaining romantic relationships.  The breakdown of the nuclear family, geographical dispersion, and the incessant demands of life and work has led to less access to the experience and wisdom of others upon whom we depended in the past.  Acknowledging this circumstance and having experienced the problems and questions that can arise before and during romantic relationships, Dr. Arredondo decided that the impact and broad implications of these questions required specialty concentration. As a medical doctor, he also has specialized training in all aspects of human sexuality and all of its subtleties.

Relationship Consultation is a term that is used to describe a collaborative process by which Dr. Arredondo is able to help guide others to their own best decisions about what is best for them and their loved ones.  It is not a dating service or an advice-giving process but rather a process by which Dr. Arredondo works alongside an adult woman or man to provide information, experience, perspectives, and empathic support to high-functioning adults who seek help with the difficulties of deciding whether to start, maintain, change, and (perhaps) even end a romantic relationship.  His services are highly individualized and characterized by absolute discretion and privacy.

Most persons find this to be a very enjoyable and extremely helpful process.  To find out more call (650) 521-0707 or use the Contact Us page.

Questions that have come up:

  • How do I know when it is better to separate than to stay together?
  • Do “soul-mates” exist? How do I find mine?
  • What is chemistry? How can I get it?
  • I think I married for the wrong reasons and now I feel stuck. But I don’t want to break his/her heart. What should I do?
  • How do I keep from making the same mistakes?
  • How do I find peace and joy in my life?
  • Should I stay in this relationship for the children?
  • I have a secret, but if I share it, will he/she no longer want me?
  • How are children impacted in a bad relationship?
  • How do I avoid reactionary behavior?
  • Will I ever be able to trust again?
  • I don’t feel in love anymore, what should I do?
  • We no longer enjoy the same things (i.e., he – sports, me – emotional intimacy), so where do we go from here?
  • I no longer feel attracted to my spouse but I feel very attracted to others. How do I reconcile this?
  • I feel lonely, even though I am in a relationship. I’ve talked to him/her about it but nothing changes.
  • How do I talk to my family about what is going on in my life?