Posts Categorized: Communication

Text Fighting: The Do’s and Don’ts

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How to avoid digital conflict

Have you ever had the day of desperately wanting your partner to understand how you feel, so you quickly grab the telephone and send a text message? And as you grab the cell phone, you rapidly write your response with your raw thoughts and emotions, and then press send button.  While anxiously awaiting a response, you check your phone various times within just a few seconds.  As the response from your partner comes through, you quickly become upset and throw a text message right back....and the text fighting begins. 

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Rekindling the Romance: Easy Ways You can get Your Relationship Back on Track

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How can we rekindle our romance in a long term relationship?

Most couples often feel a sense of absolute happiness, love, connection, and excitement at the beginning of a relationship. You may look back on your wedding day and remember feeling that the bond between you and your beloved seemed so tight that nothing could pull it apart … but, eventually you may have learned otherwise. What happened to that bond after many years of routine and added responsibilities such as children, work, bills, cleaning, health, and all of life’s other little obstacles?

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Healthy Communication: It’s Not What You Said But How You Said It

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Communication is absolutely essential

...yet it seems to be the most difficult part of relationships. Couples frequently come into my office saying they want “healthier communication.” But what does that really mean? All of these high-functioning, business-oriented, goal-driven couples communicate with one another by expressing how they feel and discussing ongoing issues. They regurgitate their problems over and over, reshape the way they say things, shift their perspective, and constantly try various ways to explain their side. So why isn't it working?

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