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Why the 5 Love Languages Fail for Many Couples

Why the 5 Love Languages Fail for Many Couples

Why the 5 Love Languages Fail for Many Couples The 5 Love Languages is a phenomenon in the field of marriages and relationships. It makes sense. The types are an interesting way of categorizing communication preferences in people. Because the majority of relationship issues are related to communication problems, it’s

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Feel Like Your Conversations Go Nowhere? Share How You Feel

Feel Like Your Conversations Go Nowhere? Share How You Feel

Feel Like Your Conversations Go Nowhere? Share How You Feel When people are asked how they feel, they often respond with a thought. We all have a tendency to this. Instead of sharing our emotional experiences, we share a thought or perception about it. Honestly, it’s just a way that

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6 Rules for a Successful Open Relationship

6 Rules for a Successful Open Relationship

6 Rules for a Successful Open Relationship Can open relationships ever work? Of course they can, if they are consensual. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t come with their own set of complications. Unfortunately, many people stumble into this territory with feelings of betrayal and lost trust. Open relationships

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How Couples Therapy Helps Heal Relationships After Cheating

How Couples Therapy Helps Heal Relationships After Cheating

How Couples Therapy Helps Heal Relationships After Cheating Have you recently cheated on your spouse and currently experience deep remorse? Did you know that it can be traumatizing for both the partner who was cheated on as well as the partner who cheated? As a couples therapist, I look at

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Motivation to Change

Motivation to Change

Motivation to Change Finding motivation to make changes can be difficult. It can also be contradictory. For example, in therapy, many clients will come with the belief that they want to make changes. In fact, a part of them does know that change would help them, benefit their lives, and

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The Power of Accepting Influence

The Power of Accepting Influence

The Power of Accepting Influence Relationship therapists and experts John and Julie Gottman utilize a concept of healthy relationships that is based on their research. One of the areas that can either enhance a relationship or decrease closeness in a relationship is the acceptance of influence from a partner. In

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Taking Steps to Connect Is All About Accepting Fear

Taking Steps to Connect Is All About Accepting Fear

Taking Steps to Connect Is All About Accepting Fear I recently came across a request from a journalist who was asking for ways that people can be “fearless” when trying to connect or make changes in their lives. It’s understandable to want to erase fear from your life when stepping

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The Real Danger of “50 Shades of Grey” Has Nothing to Do with Kink

The Real Danger of "50 Shades of Grey" Has Nothing to Do with Kink

The Real Danger of “50 Shades of Grey” Has Nothing to Do with Kink Some have credited 50 Shades of Grey for bringing kink awareness into the mainstream. Despite this, there are people and professionals who continue to view such expression as unhealthy. This makes kink a taboo and sometimes

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Valentine’s Day: Meaningful or Meaningless?

Valentine's Day: Meaningful or Meaningless?

Valentine’s Day: Meaningful or Meaningless? Valentine’s Day is associated with relationships, love, and passion. But what does it really mean? Some people put a great deal of emphasis on this day. Meanwhile, others view this day as pointless and ignore it altogether. Valentine’s Day does come with its own sense

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