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.
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
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
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
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
Feeling like you are stuck in the same loop, arguing and losing connection? Do you feel that you are both missing what is most important to the other partner? Does every discussion with your partner end up following the same unsatisfactory pattern? … Read More Do you feel frustrated about the relationship with your spouse/partner?
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?