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.
According to the Census Bureau, “one in five married households has at least one spouse who was born outside the United States. Three states and the District of Columbia have 12% or more households where one spouse is American-born and the other is not”. The Census Bureau reported 21% of married households in the… Read More Intercultural Marriages: How to Make It Work
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
Did you know that anxiety is the leading mental health disorder in the United States? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, more than 18% of the population is struggling with anxiety in various ways. The question is, how then is anxiety affecting couples? How anxiety and stress affect couples Anxiety is… Read More How to Help A Spouse With Anxiety.
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.
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
The Effects of Gambling on the Socioeconomic Status of a Person Problem gambling has a myriad of challenges on a person. However, the socioeconomic effects are the most evident. This is because they trickle down to every other aspect of the individual’s life. In the recent years, gambling has become more acceptable as a recreational… Read More The Effects of Gambling on the Socioeconomic Status.
Gambling is a way to socialize with people at the local casino joint. It is also an alternative way to have fun and pass the time. However, these perceived benefits are negligible when the social life starts to crumble down due to problem gambling. The following steps will guide you on the journey to… Read More The Ultimate Self-Help Guide for Problem Gambling