Some behaviors may contribute to problems in relationship.These behaviors undermine the bond between the couple and, if they continue, may lead to extreme frustration. Dr. John Gottman, a leading explorer of relationship problems is the author of a superb series of books on improving relationships. He describes harmful behaviors as the Horsemen of… Read More Stonewalling, As a Harmful Behavior to relationships.
The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems & How to Fix Them Communication The well-known fact that ‘communication is key’ in relationships is likely the directive that many couples take most for granted. Unhealthy communication occurs when couple’s are unable to express feelings, needs, desires, and opinions in an open, honest, and mutually respectful manner. Unhealthy… Read More The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems & How to Fix
In addition to everyday stress and pressure, holidays often add more demands: planning, gifts, shopping, coordinating, menus, money, travel. etc…Every day becomes a real challenge, tension increases and it becomes more difficult to enjoy the holidays. So, what to do if you are feeling overwhelmed by the additional obligation, expenses and expectation… Read More Tips on How to Avoid Holiday Stress and Feel Close to your Partner.
According to the Census Bureau, “one in five married households has at least one spouse who was born outside the United States. Three states and the District of Columbia have 12% or more households where one spouse is American-born and the other is not”. The Census Bureau reported 21% of married households in the… Read More Intercultural Marriages: How to Make It Work
There are some common questions couples ask when they are unsatisfied with their relationships. Q.: I am in intercultural marriage and I’ve never stopped loving my wife. We ‘ve been married for three years, however, I can’t understand what she is going through and she doesn’t take my pleas for her to see… Read More Can Marriage Counseling help me? Q&A
So many couples avoid discussion with their partner when one of them “screws up”– because they fear their partner’s reaction. Actually, both sides need to make an effort to repair this situation. Here are the steps you need to take to find peace within yourself and with your partner, according The Couples Therapy Institute.… Read More 5 Steps To Take When You “Screw Up” With Your Partner
Did you know that anxiety is the leading mental health disorder in the United States? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, more than 18% of the population is struggling with anxiety in various ways. The question is, how then is anxiety affecting couples? How anxiety and stress affect couples Anxiety is… Read More How to Help A Spouse With Anxiety.
The value of effective communication in a couple cannot be overemphasized. If a couple is having issues in their marriage and they seek services of a counselor, most of the sessions will be focused on improving their communication. Communication Tips for Couples. Some fundamental communication tips can enhance the intimate experience of a… Read More Effective Communication Skills For Couples.
A good marriage requires respect for differences. In intercultural relationships, respect and tact are essential to prevent misunderstanding. Even with the best intentions, misunderstandings often happen. Approaching this with humor, we can say that, if relationships between dogs are complicated, relationships between cats and dogs are more complicated. Couples who are nervous about their obvious cultural differences may… Read More Intercultural Relationships= Cat + dog ?
Relationships and Gratitude Gratitude is a powerful tool for improving personal relationships. Couples who express their gratitude toward each other have a tendency to be more compassion and less narcissistic, they easily connect with their partner and report more satisfaction in the relationship ( Farwell & Wohlwend-Lloyd, 1998, Algoe, Gable, & Maisel, 2010) Giving… Read More Gratitude is a Powerful Tool for Improving Relationships