Conflict Resolution

The Ultimate Communication Workbook: Helping Couples Grow Together

Communication is a vital component in every relationship, especially in a marriage. It’s the foundation upon which understanding, affection, and respect are built. However, having effective communication in a marriage doesn’t come naturally to everyone. It requires effort, practice, and the right tools. That’s where the Ultimate Communication Toolkit comes in, aiming to help couples […]

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How to get your partner to go to couples counseling

Experiencing the frustration of needing couples counseling while your partner refuses to join can be an immensely isolating and disheartening ordeal. You might not know exactly how to get your partner to go to couples counseling. It can leave you grappling with a sense of helplessness, as you recognize the importance of seeking professional guidance

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Five Tips to Strengthen Your Marriage Today

Marriage is a beautiful and fulfilling experience, but it has challenges. At times, even the happiest of marriages can experience turbulence. However, the good news is that with the right tools and strategies, couples can work through their difficulties and emerge stronger and more resilient. This blog post will discuss five ways to strengthen your

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Conflict patterns and how attachment styles

What do you think of when you hear the word “attachment” or “attached”?  For some, this word has positive connotations and reminds them of the bond between parent and child. For others, this word has negative undertones and may carry with it the belief that being “attached” to another person is unhealthy (e.g., “codependent”). Although

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How to stop interrupting: A therapist’s tip

How to Stop Interrupting Others in Conversation In the rush of conversations, the urge to interject often overrides the practice of active listening. Interrupting, while sometimes unintentional, can hinder effective communication, disrupt the flow of dialogue, and inadvertently undermine relationships. Other times, it can cause major escalation for couples. To navigate this common yet often

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Taking a Break during a fight – Negotiated Breaks

Alright, everyone. Raise your hand if you’ve ever found yourself in the middle of an argument with your partner, feeling completely overwhelmed, exhausted, and over it. Okay, good. Now keep your hand up if, in those moments, you’ve ever felt yourself wanting to roll your eyes, throw your hands up, and just walk away. Maybe

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Contempt In A Relationship: Why It’s Killing Your Love

Picture this: You come home from a long day at work. All day long, your cubicle-mate Susan wouldn’t stop showing you pictures of her miniature poodle, Brad microwaved fish for lunch again (c’mon, Brad), and it was nobody’s birthday, so you didn’t even get cake. You are overwhelmed. You are exhausted. You are cake-less. All

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