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Use these tips to help increase connection in your relationship.

Increase Connection & Ways You Can Get Your Spou...

On one hand, there are the many expectations we have about marriage. On the other hand, there’s reality. In the early days of most relationships, it can feel like smooth sailing. We’re on the same wavelength and feel as if we could stay up all night talking. We may even finish each other’s sentence. But …Read the rest…

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Anger is Not an Aphrodisiac…But This Batch of C...

Are Anger and Poor Communication Hurting Your Love Life? All healthy couples argue from time to time. But when anger gets in the way of communication, your relationship suffers. Couples counseling involves learning to communicate better to deal with anger and strengthen your relationship. This batch of communication tips will help you keep a loving …Read the rest…

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DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness: Learning Effective C...

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment developed by Marsha Linehan. Research has shown that DBT is effective in treating a wide range of disorders and issues, including depression, substance use, eating disorders, and PTSD. DBT includes skills in four modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal …Read the rest…

Expectations sabotaging your relationship

3 Ways Your Expectations May Be Sabotaging Your Relat...

Are you unconsciously sabotaging your relationship? Do you often find yourself back at square one fighting the same old fights with your partner? It could be that your expectations are sabotaging your relationship goals and creating this friction again and again. Your expectations have taken time to form. So long, in fact, that it’s possible …Read the rest…

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Why Gratitude May Be the Best Gift You Give This Year

It’s the season of thanksgiving and gifting once again. Per tradition, we rush around Houston shopping for presents and filling our pantries with items for the ritual feasts. We overdose on seasonal songs and sweet family movies. We busy ourselves with online wish lists. Then we pour on ourselves loads of Pinterest-perfect pressure to create a …Read the rest…

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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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