A loving relationship can be an oasis in uncertain times, but nurturing it requires attention, honesty, openness, vulnerability, and gratitude.
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Dan Bates, LMHC, MAML
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Dan Bates is a clinical mental health counselor, licensed in the state of Washington and certified nationally.