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Adult Attachment: Why It’s Not A Bad Thing To Need Your Partner

When most people hear about the concept of attachment, they typically have one of two associations. Some people, especially those who have studied psychology, immediately think of childhood attachment theory. This posits the importance of emotional attachment to the mother for child development. The more robust the attachment relationship with the mother, the healthier the [...]

Adult Attachment: Why It’s Not A Bad Thing To Need Your Partner 2018-03-16T14:13:21+00:00

Love Languages: Understanding Our Partner’s Communication Style

What Are Love Languages? The concept of love languages is an interesting one. The idea posits that people express their love in different ways. Some people may simply use their words. They say things like “I love you” and this is their way of communicating affection. Some people show love through actions and behaviors. When [...]

Love Languages: Understanding Our Partner’s Communication Style 2018-03-16T14:13:21+00:00

How to Say “No”

“I refuse to please others at the expense of my emotional well being, even if it means saying 'no' to people who are used to hearing 'yes.' ” Boundaries and limit setting are something that often comes up in therapy sessions. There's a reason for this. Telling others "No" can be very hard for many people. [...]

How to Say “No” 2018-03-16T14:13:21+00:00

4 Simple Steps To Improve Communication In Your Relationship

1. Acknowledge that you don't want to talk This first step seems simple but many times it is not. People are often afraid to acknowledge that they struggle with something. This prospect can be even more intimidating when it involves your relationship. It is very common for people to struggle with being vulnerable with their partner. [...]

4 Simple Steps To Improve Communication In Your Relationship 2018-03-16T14:13:22+00:00

Signs Your Relationship May Need Help

You Feel Resentful Towards Your Partner If you are starting to feel resentful towards your spouse, this may be one of the first signs your relationship may be in trouble. Resentment typically starts to build up when one partner or the other feels that his or her needs aren’t being met. For example, one person [...]

Signs Your Relationship May Need Help 2018-03-16T14:13:22+00:00