Psychotherapy may sound daunting and vague to anyone who’s never worked with a therapist before. Yet, it simply refers to treatment which uses personal interactions to help a person overcome problems, achieve [...]
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For some individuals, opening up to a therapist comes naturally and with ease. For others, and especially those with social anxiety, talking about oneself is daunting—even when a person knows it’s [...]
If you and your partner are considering couples’ therapy, you may be wondering what you can do to make your sessions as effective as possible. While showing up with an [...]
Taking a Closer Look: Your Fights Probably Aren’t Just About Money Some couples may struggle to pay the bills, while others may have no apparent financial problems whatsoever. Many fall [...]
While arguing on a daily basis isn’t exactly an indicator of a strong relationship, there’s one issue which is even more dangerous for couples: ongoing silence. Although disagreements are rarely fun, [...]
Housework is often fought about, but rarely taken seriously as a source of conflict in relationships. Yet, household chores deserve just as much attention as any other issue. If one person [...]
Smartphones have made it possible to stay connected to social networks at all times of day, which can be both a blessing and a curse. If your relationship is like [...]
Ongoing clear communication is the foundation of any strong relationship, but just because you’re communicating with your partner doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Most couples come in and say "we need [...]
Sometimes, external pressures can be the greatest threat to healthy relationships. When one or both individuals experience work-related stress it can create rifts that wouldn’t be there otherwise. At the [...]
All relationships have conflict. Managing conflict is not easy. You might find yourself lost, looking everywhere for answers and solutions, but you just come up with empty handed and are [...]
Each year, more than two million marriages come to an end via divorce. The average marriage is in trouble for at least 7 years before the couple seeks help. Couples [...]
Generally, people think the goal of conflict is winning. Sometimes in life it is. But in a marriage, that's another losing strategy. If you're winning an conflict, then your partner [...]