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 […]

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 […]

      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 […]

  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 […]

  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. […]

  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 […]

  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 […]

  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 […]