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Stonewalling, As a Harmful Behavior to relationships.

    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.

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The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems & How to Fix

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

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Tips on How to Avoid Holiday Stress and Feel Close to your Partner.

      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.

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5 Steps To Take When You “Screw Up” With Your Partner

  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

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Gratitude is a Powerful Tool for Improving Relationships

  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

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The Grave Dangers of Gambling Addiction

  According to research conducted by the University of New York, out of every a hundred people, three to five of them struggle with gambling. These statistics are astonishing considering the rising number of online and offline casinos. Just like in drug addiction, gambling addiction refers to the stage whereby a person cannot resist the… Read More The Grave Dangers of Gambling Addiction

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Sex May Be at the Core of Many Problems

Sex May Be at the Core of Many Problems That Makes Couples Feel Disconnected.     Couples may feel disconnected in many ways.  Sex is a salient example. Research and statistics show that couples with no sex in their relationship usually are not very long-lasting. Sex may be at the core of many problems couples face,… Read More Sex May Be at the Core of Many Problems

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What Should Couples Do Early On To Prevent Conflicts, Misunderstandings, and Feeling of Hurt?

There are several approaches that can be applied when starting a relationship with a someone from a different culture. These steps can be applied toward relationships within the same culture, as well.   Studies of relationships have shown that,  by addressing the following steps in early stages of a relationship,  couples can build a strong… Read More What Should Couples Do Early On To Prevent Conflicts, Misunderstandings, and Feeling of Hurt?