Posts Tagged "Relationships-General"

Feed Your Love to Keep it Strong

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Couples Counseling, Couples Counseling For One | Comments Off on Feed Your Love to Keep it Strong

We all know how exciting the beginning of a relationship is: couples become completely enamored with each other, can’t wait to spend every second together, and feel like they’re in a universe of two. When couples spend more time with each other, however, this new relationship excitement begins to fade. How can they keep their connection strong? Every couple needs to feed their love by making the relationship a priority, sharing the day’s experiences, talking about their passions, and engaging in novel activities. In other words, communicate well, support each other in day-to-day...

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Five Ways to Improve Your Communication

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Couples Counseling, Couples Counseling For One | Comments Off on Five Ways to Improve Your Communication

Communication is often said to be the key to a good marriage. Unfortunately, many of us have trouble communicating! By concentrating on the following five strategies, you can improve your communication skills and your relationship. Give the following a try: Set aside time to talk; talk about your feelings; since marriage is not just about feelings, but also about the nitty-gritty of daily life, discuss business; reflect on what you’ve heard; and practice being direct. You don’t have to be a perfect communicator, but a little effort spent on improving your communication will lead...

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How to Beat the Top 5 Relationship Problems

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Couples Counseling, Couples Counseling For One | Comments Off on How to Beat the Top 5 Relationship Problems

Every couple has different relationship challenges, but there are some common problems that almost every couple will encounter at some point in their relationship. The five most common relationship problems are communication, jealousy, conflict resolution, intimacy, and negativity. When you are upset, choose to talk about yourself rather than accusing your partner of not meeting your needs. In general, “I” statements like “I feel” and “I think” are more effective in problem solving than more accusatory “you did such-and-such” statements....

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Creating the Couple

Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 in Couples Counseling, Couples Counseling For One | Comments Off on Creating the Couple

It is an all too common story of two people, swept off their feet, who rush into a marriage with no knowledge of the other person. All they know is that they have a strong physical connection and they are determined to make the relationship work. They have a need to control the situation and the outcome. Unsurprisingly, these kinds of relationships do not tend to work. Putting in the time at the beginning of a relationship to learn important details about the other person is not just important, it is imperative to creating a lasting marriage.   Read the full article here: Creating the...

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How to Apologize in 5 Steps

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Couples Counseling, Couples Counseling For One | Comments Off on How to Apologize in 5 Steps

Apologizing is a very important part of having a healthy relationship. But apologizing is so much more than just saying that you are sorry. First you must show that you regret hurting your partner. Then take personal responsibility for your actions. By doing this, you demonstrate that you understand what you did and how it was hurtful. Afterwards, you can explain your intentions or the circumstances. Remember, you are taking these steps to help the other person understand you did not mean to hurt them. After this has been successfully accomplished, you can work to find a solution to the...

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