Gaslighting

Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a tactic of psychological manipulation, imposition, and overwriting another person’s experience of reality such that they question their own sanity, memory, understanding and emotions. For a victim of gaslighting, it can become difficult to separate reality from what they are told reality is. Gaslighting can happen completely unintentionally The Gaslighter is unaware of

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Relationship Conflict and Triangulation

Relationship Conflict and Triangulation

If there is conflict in your relationship and you have difficulty reaching resolution, you may be caught in a rigid pre-defined role with your partner. To break out of this dynamic and work towards a healthy connection, you will need to change the way you handle conflict. Triangulation Triangulation refers to the concept of drawing

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How to Communicate in Relationships

How to Communicate in Relationships

To fuel relationships, connection is an essential part of communication. Positive communication includes stating your feelings with clarity, and listening to your partner with the committed goal of understanding their perspective. Listening in this manner means you are not thinking about your response. After listening to what your partner has to say, reflecting back to

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save your relationship

How to save your marriage or relationship

Save Your Relationship How to fix a failing relationship? How to save your marriage from ending? Can this marriage be saved? How to save a marriage when only one is trying? Fix my marriage! Often it is only at the crisis stage that a couple finally reaches out to a therapist with questions like those

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Relationship tips

Relationship Tips – Fundamental Relationship Needs

FUNDAMENTAL RELATIONSHIP NEEDS Sustenance of a healthy long term relationship, depends in large part on the balance of two opposing fundamental needs humans have. These are the need for fun, adventure, novelty, risk, and danger balanced with the need for safety, familiarity, dependability, predictability, and security. A primary task for a couples therapist often is

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Getting through the Holidays

Unfortunately, rather than being a time of joy, the holiday season for some can cause excess worrying, evoke additional loneliness, raise stress levels, exacerbate negative behavior patterns, and bring up unique challenges. As the year ends, there can be feelings of regret for past decisions, memories of old hurts, or feelings of being overwhelmed. It

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Why do people cheat in relationship ? Common reasons

Why do people cheat in relationship

Typically it is not one single factor or reason that leads to infidelity. Additionally sometimes the reasons for infidelity evolve and change… just like life. For example, it might be attraction that starts the affair, but attachment and complex life circumstances that sustains it. Whatever may be the reason or combination of reasons driving an

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Common Fights Couples Have

Common Fights Couples Have

Relationships experience wear and tear at the hands of excess fighting, bickering and arguments. If you are experiencing constant bickering, irritation and fights, or serious relationship problems, seek out couples counseling so you can work on enhancing the health of your relationship. Common relationship friction areas include: Communication and closeness Keeping the eyes on the

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Distress

Addressing Relationship Distress

Though you decided you will not fall back into the same old argument cycle with your partner… you find yourself precisely down the very path you swore to never tread again. Are you sick of the fighting? Fighting is not detrimental for relationships, however it is important to be intentional in how, and how not

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Marriage Counseling Work

Does marriage counselling work?

Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change. Tony Robbins Divorce, breakups, separations are painful even if you yourself want or initiate the break. Marriage is not only a social institution but typically also a host of tender memories and shared moments in a house that is

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