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.
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
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
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?
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?