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Family Conflicts: 7 Ways to Keep the Peace in Your Ho...

It seems like the most intense conflicts always happen at home and with the people closest to us. Family conflicts can take various forms, like: a shouting match with your teenager over the type of clothes they want to wear for their school’s prom a disagreement with your in-laws over where you will spend the …Read the rest…

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The Five Most Common Relationship Problems and What Y...

Unless you’re a recluse, your life will include relationships with other people. From your parents to your significant other, children, friends, co-workers, and much more. Naturally, relationship problems happen. After all, we’re individuals with our own personalities and quirks. Keeping interpersonal connections strong and smooth isn’t always easy. Problems at times abound. What are some …Read the rest…

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5 Ways Family Counseling Can Improve Your Relationshi...

Being the parent of a teen can be challenging. Your teen is struggling to develop an identity separate from yours and to move toward adulthood. Butting heads on occasion is a normal part of the territory. But sometimes the situation is a little more intense than that. Your teen seems out of control, flying into …Read the rest…

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7 Ways Negative Family Communication Contributes to M...

The list of factors that can potentially cause mom burnout is long. Very long. Up near the top is negative family communication. Mom is almost always the nerve center of family activities and emotions. That alone is enough to cause burnout. When communication has turned sour—or stopped completely—all bets are off. 7 Ways Negative Family …Read the rest…

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What to Do When Your Spouse Scolds You Like a Parent ...

Few things are as humiliating as when your spouse scolds you like a parent would scold a little child. It’s demeaning when your boss criticizes you in an unkind way, but it’s crushing when this sort of treatment comes from the person you love and cherish. Of course, conflict is part of any relationship. At times, …Read the rest…

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7 Sneaky Ways Screen Addiction is Damaging Your Relat...

Screen addiction isn’t anything unusual these days. High-definition TVs, ever more powerful computers, smaller yet faster tablets, more realistic video games, and multifunctional phones have become an indispensable part of life for many. More and more people take their phones or other mobile devices everywhere. They eat in front of the TV watching sports or …Read the rest…

5 Ways to Know You Need a Divorce: 5 Ways to Know You...

Divorce is a big deal. So, if you’re feeling conflicted or confused, it’s really no wonder. Will severing your connection usher in a better life? Or leave you wishing you had stuck it out and somehow found a better way? There is no easy way to know. There is no person outside your relationship who …Read the rest…

10 Fun Little Things You Can Do for Your Partner Each...

Life can get busy It’s easy to fail To show your mate love every day It doesn’t cost much, though A deed – “just because” It’s worth it to go out of your way It’s easy to let the grind of everyday life get to you and allow you to be drawn into silly arguments …Read the rest…

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How to Improve Your Communication Skills So That When...

“Just say what you mean!” Sounds simple, right? But effective communication is far from simple. All too often, we try to communicate one thing, but the other person hears a completely different thing. It can be frustrating and counterproductive. Effective communication is a learned skill. It takes time and effort, but it’s worth it. The …Read the rest…

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Dealing with Difficult People: How to Build STRONG Bo...

Boundaries – that’s something difficult people just don’t want you to have. They often act as if your boundaries don’t exist.They disrespect your privacy, your values, your life choices. Though at times they may not realize they’re trampling on your rights and dignity, that doesn’t excuse their rude behavior. What can you do to stand …Read the rest…

What to Say When a Loved One Experiences Emotional or Physical Pain, Houston, TX

What to Say When a Loved One Experiences Emotional or...

You don’t want to see those that you love in pain, either physical or emotional. However, if this unfortunate situation should arise, you may find yourself wondering how to best approach them and offer your support. How to Support a Loved One in Emotional Pain First, just listen. Understand the issue at hand. There may …Read the rest…

5 Ways Marriage Counseling Can Help Your Relationship, Houston, TX

5 Ways Marriage Counseling Can Help Your Relationship

Just like therapy can help you even if you don’t think you need help, whether you think your relationship is on the rocks, just going through a rocky patch, or that the sailing has been pretty smooth, marriage counseling can help your relationship. Therapy and counseling are out there to help you understand your underlying …Read the rest…

How to Give and Receive Emotional Support

How to Give and Receive Emotional Support

Giving and receiving emotional support seems like something that should come naturally to us. But many people, when in such a position, find it harder to do than they thought. What do I say to give support? Is there anything I shouldn’t say? When I need support, am I being needy? Am I being a …Read the rest…


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