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How to Strengthen Relationships

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Most of us have relationships in our lives:  friends, family, the people we work with.   There is, however, a big difference between casual connections and deep relationships. Deep relationships actually have positive health benefits, and there are things we can do to actively nurture these relationships. Research shows that having meaningful relationships can have… Read more »

Relationship Tips

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Do you want to make your relationship healthier and happier? Jonathan Wells has several ideas that every couple can use to strengthen their relationships. Learn the secret of true communication by listening. Avoid interrupting your partner mid-sentence. Instead, be willing to listen and hear their perspective. Don’t make comparisons or compete with each other, such… Read more »

Solutions for Relationship Conflict

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Every couple has an argument or disagreement from time-to-time. Yet research shows that there are four common themes that cause relationship tension. If couples are aware of these problems, they can take steps to avoid them and have less conflict. The research comes from Dr. John Gottman who studies relationships. The four most common sources… Read more »

Helping Men Express Their Emotions

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Posted on the website Psychcentral, Hillary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW discusses how men use sex as a way of being emotionally close. She writes that the best way for men to better understand their emotions is to learn more about the full range of human emotions. Hendel notes that men may want to have sex when they… Read more »

When Couples Therapy Happens at Different Speeds

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Many couples reach a point where they decide it’s best to seek out couples counseling.  However, Shameela Keshavjee, MS, LMFT-S notes in a post for GoodTherapy.org, that one person may be ready for therapy while the other is nervous and scared of the prospects. Keshavjee notes that it’s not unheard of for partners to have… Read more »