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How You Can Truly Empathize With Those You Don’t Agree With

How You Can Truly Empathize With Those You Don’t Agree With

How You Can Truly Empathize With Those You Don’t Agree With Have you ever been in a situation in which, while trying to comfort or resolve an argument with your significant other, you are accused of being insensitive or trying to “fix” the situation? Are you quick to defend yourself

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Women, How Can You Use Your Voice Effectively With an Intense Partner?

Women, How Can You Use Your Voice Effectively With an Intense Partner?

Women, How Can You Use Your Voice Effectively With an Intense Partner? There is a myth of the woman who has it all. She works a high-powered job, cares for the children and the home, manages to stay in shape and fashionable. Her greatest ability of all? Knowing exactly what

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I’ve Just Cheated on My Partner—Should I Tell?

I’ve Just Cheated on My Partner—Should I Tell?

I’ve Just Cheated on My Partner—Should I Tell? Cheating is a hurdle that is difficult to get over. Feelings of betrayal, resentment, and guilt can prove toxic to a once happy relationship. It is no surprise that for those who cheat, the reason that they do not come clean to

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Avoiding Conflict: 5 Reasons Why It Doesn’t Save But Sabotage Relationships

Avoiding Conflict: 5 Reasons Why It Doesn’t Save But Sabotage Relationships

Avoiding Conflict: 5 Reasons Why It Doesn’t Save But Sabotage Relationships We cherish our relationships during their “honeymoon” phase because they, typically, are all about discovering new things about one another, bounding over similarities, and having fun. Then, one day, conflict arises. Not a little argument but a real conflict.

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The Power of Talk: How to Improve Your Ability to Voice Your Concerns

The Power of Talk: How to Improve Your Ability to Voice Your Concerns

The Power of Talk: How to Improve Your Ability to Voice Your Concerns You are sitting at your desk, rocking nervously in your chair, replaying the conversation between you and a coworker on a loop. You should say something, something to express your discomfort with the statements made, but how?

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What to Do When You Waited Too Long to See a Therapist

What to Do When You Waited Too Long to See a Therapist

What to Do When You Waited Too Long to See a Therapist Unfortunately, it’s common for people to wait “too long” to take that step of seeking out a therapist. I see this most often with people who are dealing with addictions, and people who are having relationship issues. In

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Is Your Relationship in Trouble? – 7 Signs It’s Time to Seek a Marriage Therapist

Is Your Relationship in Trouble? – 7 Signs It’s Time to Seek a Marriage Therapist

Is Your Relationship in Trouble? – 7 Signs It’s Time to Seek a Marriage Therapist For better or worse. Through sickness and health. The vows you make to your spouse look differently in the everyday practice of marriage. All marriages and relationships experience highs and lows, but sometimes you need

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Shame Reactivity versus Taking Responsibility

Shame Reactivity versus Taking Responsibility

Shame Reactivity versus Taking Responsibility Shame and taking responsibility are not opposites. Whenever we have to take responsibility, we are going to be living with some element of shame. In fact, shame is in the underbelly of most aspects of our lives. It reflects our human need to connect, and

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5 Ways Childhood Traumas Can Affect Your Adult Relationships

5 Ways Childhood Traumas Can Affect Your Adult Relationships When we think of childhood, we’re often filled with memories of bad haircuts, backyard adventures, and feelings of innocence. However, for those of us who experienced trauma at an early age, childhood can seem like a part of ourselves we would

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What Leads to Low Sexual Desire?

What Leads to Low Sexual Desire?

What Leads to Low Sexual Desire? Low sexual desire can take a relationship that feels hopeful and compatible, and make it feel frustrating and even hopeless. Sometimes there are simple reasons that this is a problem. However, there are also situations where low sexual desire is caused by deeper, more

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