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October 25, 2016
by Hilda Huj

Overcoming Relationship Issues: Communication

October 25, 2016 15:53 by Hilda Huj

Communication is an act of transferring information from one place to another. This seemingly simple act is pivotal to our success within our relationships, our education, our workplace, and other important areas of our life and throughout our lifetime. Therefore, it is safe to say that communication is one of the most important aspects of our everyday life. [More]

March 13, 2015
by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC

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Empathy: The Antidote for Stress

March 13, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC

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When stress levels are high empathy tends to be very low. This is especially true in the most intimate relationships. Stress shows up in an intimate relationship when partners begin to doubt each other. Central to the doubt is the uncertainty of really knowing the partner. The common belief is the partner has changed or is somebody different than who they presented themselves to be. These beliefs create an image of the partner as a stranger. Seeing the partner as a stranger heightens stress and blocks empathy. Blocking empathy prevents empathic communication from happening. [More]

January 11, 2015
by Liz Dube,MA, MS, LMFT, CST

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New Year’s Resolution – More Sex in 2015

January 11, 2015 07:55 by Liz Dube,MA, MS, LMFT, CST

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One of the most frequent sexual complaints for women is low sexual desire (Ellison, 2001). And one common mistake couples make when trying to fix this or other sexual problems on their own is jumping to solutions without taking time to understand the reasons for the low desire, then putting a band aid on something that needs stitches. This quite often just leaves a scar. [More]

November 25, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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The Importance of Healthy Communication in Relationships

November 25, 2014 07:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Many of us know in our minds that communication is an important part of relationships, but many of us don't realize just how important it can be. There are a lot of issues that may come along as a result of bad communication, and if we don't address it it in a prompt and healthy manner, it can actually end up causing a lot more problems than necessary. Some of the main reasons that people end up falling apart or getting divorced is because of misunderstandings that happen as a result of poor communication. [More]

June 26, 2014
by Theravive

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Your Relationship After the Baby has Arrived

June 26, 2014 04:55 by Theravive

your relationship afterthe babyhas arrived
Becoming a parent is like a dream come true, particularly if the baby is your first born. However, these happy emotions are also accompanied by the fear of losing your old life. Mothers worry about taking care of the baby, while fathers usually have financial considerations. If someone is comfortable with his/her routine, then resisting any major change is natural. [More]

June 12, 2014
by Theravive

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Effect of Chronic Illness of Children on Marital Relation of a Couple

June 12, 2014 04:55 by Theravive

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Chronic illness or disability is not only challenging for children, but parents dealing with such children also have to tolerate constant pressure and stress. This not only impacts their nerves and overall health, but also affects their marital relation. Many authors overlook the fact while discussing the long-term effects of chronic illness on children, but this is a fact that early childhood developmental delays or sickness can damage the marital relation of a couple beyond repair. Apart from the constant stress and challenges associated with the early childhood illness, lack of awareness on this subject is also responsible for stressed martial relation after a child is diagnosed with chronic illness or disability (Lana, 2013). [More]

April 15, 2014
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

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Let it Go or Let Them Know? When to Speak Up

April 15, 2014 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT

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There are a multitude of reasons why people remain silent, even when something in a relationship is really bothering them. Maybe you dislike conflict. You think you score points by always saying the right thing. Or maybe you have a tendency to downplay your own concerns, because living with them is easier than risking offending your partner or even making them angry and causing tension between the two of you. [More]