Single and Ready to Date? How to Get Ready for a Relationship

Get ready for a relationship. Advice for singles. How to find a relationship. Dating advice.

Break the patterns that hold you back.

If you find yourself in a pattern of unsuccessful relationships, then you may have a relationship dynamic pattern that is familiar to you, but not working. Sometimes this is unconscious and causes us to act out with behavior of which we are unaware. In order to get ready for a relationship, you need to address any self-destructive habits that are holding you back.

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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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Premarital Counseling: The Importance of Building a SOLID Foundation

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Pre-marital counseling is a preventive tool.

It is used to help establish a foundation early in the relationship, offer advice on ways to maintain a healthy connection and create a lasting commitment through effective communication. Relationships are an investment; the more you put into it, the more it will grow and mature. The more it grows and matures, the more you will get out of it. Statistics show that nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce (US Census Bureau, February 2002), pre-marital counseling can help couples avoid becoming part of that statistic.

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Simple Ways to Stop Stress and Decrease Anxiety

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Don't spend your life stressed out

As a therapist in San Diego, I focus on helping my clients find more effective and useful ways to cope with anxiety and stop stress. Stress and anxiety come in many forms and can be difficult to deal with on a daily basis. You might notice it impacting how you work, the way you parent, or even the way you communicate in your relationships.

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Does Counseling Work?

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How therapy can be helpful for relationships

Many people step into therapy questioning whether or not it will be helpful. My rule of thumb is that you won't know until you have given it a fair shot!

I personally believe that therapy is an extremely effective tool for helping people get through various struggles. As a therapist, I am not stuck in the middle of the storm, feeling every emotion or reacting to all the issues addressed. Instead, I get the chance to see the whole picture, without bias or subjectivity, whether I am helping an individual or a couple.

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