Successful Relationships2019-08-14T23:01:55+00:00

Successful Relationships

Why Maintaining Your Individuality Can Save Your Relationship

Not being your authentic self in relationship can occur in a variety of ways. Maintaining your individuality while in intimate romantic relationships is an important aspect of developing a healthy and sustainable relational dynamic. Most people want to be in a relationship where they feel a deep sense of [...]

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Election Got You Down? 7 Tips To Staying Connected With Your Partner

More than ever, we need to be intimate with each other; tender, caring, and communicative.During the last few weeks, every person I saw in the Bay Area was clearly impacted in some way by the changes in our political climate. As a couples therapist, I witness the impact of this [...]

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Rekindle the Spark in Your Relationship

The reason that many of us lose the spark starts with the nature of relationships themselves: They’re always changing. You’re not alone if you wake up one morning and find that the romance is gone in your relationship. One of the most common questions I [...]

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5 Tips To Survive The Holidays With Your Partner

Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening. ~Emma Thompson Do you and your partner fight before a family event? Is there one family member who just sets you off? Family gatherings are stressful; juggling hopes for a good [...]

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Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) For Couples

Here is the basic idea behind Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples: underneath your fights with your partner there is a desire to feel secure in your love.Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples is a popular approach to couples therapy that has been validated in research. EFT helps couples stop [...]

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Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: 3 Ways We Run Circles Around Our Relationship

Why is every day ending in a fight? Why does it always feel like I’m walking on eggshells? Why am I becoming distant in my relationship when I want to feel closer? If you're asking any of these questions, you can bet you've entered The Attack-Withdraw Vortex, a snappy [...]

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