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Polyamorous Counseling and Consensual Non-Monogamy Counseling

Looking for Polyamory Counseling in San Diego? In need of polyamory counseling? Or are you considering opening your relationship and want to explore your options? This article will explain more about counseling for consensual non-monogamy (CNM) and ethical non-monogamy (ENM) relationships.  Estes therapy provides counseling for all types of relationships. Often people are unsure of

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Feeling Disconnected from Your Partner? 3 Actionable Tips to Rebuild Intimacy and Connection in Your Relationship

“I feel like we’re just going through the motions.” “We act more like roommates than lovers” “Ever since we had kids, it seems like we just co-parent.” “I don’t even know who my partner is anymore.” Have you or your partner ever had these thoughts or said these things to each other?  Regardless of whether

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I’m Doubting My Relationship – Is this normal?

It is absolutely common and in fact natural to have second thoughts or relationship doubts. This typically happens after the “honeymoon” period starts to wind down and the fighting increases at an all-time high. Needs aren’t being met and couples begin feeling like roommates. It can also happen when there are big life changes or

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Keeping a Balanced Life: The Ingredients to Emotional Health

Emotional health is influenced by our body, our mind, our actions, and our relationships. Social media is a strong presence in many of our lives. As I’ve scrolled through Instagram or built boards on Pinterest I’ve noticed that “health” boards and tags are more targeted towards our physical health – diets, exercise, recipes for lower

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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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Building Secure Attachments: The Power of A.R.E. in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Establishing secure attachments in relationships is crucial for fostering emotional intimacy and stability. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) offers a profound framework to cultivate secure connections by focusing on the principles of Accessibility, Responsiveness, and Engagement (A.R.E.). In this article, we’ll delve into the transformative power of A.R.E. in EFT, exploring how these elements become the

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Common Challenges Couples Face

Hey lovebirds, let’s cut to the chase! Relationships are a rollercoaster and let’s face it, sometimes they feel more like a twisted game of emotional Twister. If you’re in a couple, you know that the struggle is oh-so-real. From mind-reading attempts gone wrong to arguments about leaving the toothpaste cap off (seriously, does it matter

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