I often wonder what ideas and thoughts come to mind when someone hears the words “open relationship.”
Fights shouldn't ever get ugly, and they should teach each of you more about yourselves! Learn the way to fight the right way with your partner.
Every individual enters romantic relationships with a unique set of ideas and values based on their family systems, cultural norms, spiritual traditions, and past experiences. In many relationships, these remain unspoken, leading to disappointments, misunderstandings, and betrayals.
Joe’s body becomes stiff when his wife, Kelly, quietly says that Joe doesn’t share his struggles with her. Kelly can tell he is troubled but she doesn’t know why. As Kelly looks at her husband, he looks down, his shoulders folding in and his back contracting (they are both sitting in rolling chairs facing each other).
Conflict in relationship causes untold heartache and pain. According to the World Health Organization, the number one killer in the world is heart disease. It’s no great surprise to know that stress is one of the main contributors to this condition.
For most of us, going to couples therapy is a big deal. Couples therapy is quite different from individual therapy in that choosing a topic involves two people instead of one.
Many couples believe their arguments never get resolved because one partner seems to find the confrontation easy while the other wants to avoid it.
Decided you and your partner could benefit from couples counseling? Find out how to prepare and get the most out of couples counseling.