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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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Effective Communication Skills For Couples.

  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.

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Intercultural Relationships= Cat + dog ?

  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 ?

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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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When couples fail to connect.

  Relationship problems are extremely stressful for most people. Some couples separate or divorce after long distress. Some couples distressed about their relationships look for therapy hoping that therapy can rescue them from misery. As a matter of fact, these couples have good potential to restore their partnership. There are several initial steps couples need… Read More When couples fail to connect.

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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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How to create a trust in your relationship from the early stage. Pre-marital counseling tips

  Are you open and honest about your past and present?   Are you sharing your goals for the future with your partner?    Or are you expecting that your partner will fix your problems and compensate for your shortcomings—perhaps without disclosing these expectations to him or her?    If so, you could be setting yourself up for… Read More How to create a trust in your relationship from the early stage. Pre-marital counseling tips

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Why do  marriages often fail?

    There are a lot of bumps on the road of marriage.   Leo Tolstoy opened his novel Anna Karenina with the phrase that became the  famous marriage quote: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”   The most fairy tales end, “and they lived happily ever… Read More Why do  marriages often fail?

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Does couples therapy work?

A number of factors affect  therapy outcomes, including   Willingness to change; the extent of relationship problems, and the clients’ readiness to apply techniques learned during the sessions. While marriage therapy may work well  for one couple, other couples may not experience such good results. Nonetheless,  the following statistics can help  to determine whether or… Read More Does couples therapy work?