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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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

5 Ways Marriage Counseling Can Help Your Relationship

Just like a therapist 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…

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…

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How to Identify & Express Your Needs in a Relati...

Does it feel like something is missing in your relationship? But perhaps you’re not sure how to express this to your significant other in a way that gets results, and doesn’t end up in a fight? Effective communication in relationships is essential for satisfaction and long-term connection. Communication is key, but before you can communicate,…

Self-Compassion: Why is Compassion for Others so Much Easier? Houston, TX

Self-Compassion: Why is Compassion for Others so Much...

Christina has always cared deeply for others. As a child, she befriended lonely children in her class. She often encouraged her friends to help her make cards and drawings for classmates who were ill. Now Christina works as a social worker for the elderly. One of the things she loves most about her job is…

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Why Do I Feel Alone Even When I’m with Others?

Just like happiness or stress, loneliness is a complex state of mind. Loneliness can be the product of any number of conditions in your life; how you feel lonely might look different than it does for someone else.   Whatever the cause or the manifestation of your isolated feelings, loneliness is the alarm that rings…

Disconnected from Your Partner? Learn How to Reconnect

Disconnected from Your Partner? Learn How to Reconnec...

Gabe and Jenny have been married for three years. They understand and care about each other. They know how to make each other laugh.   Gabe has been going back to school to get his PhD for a few years now, butre lately he feels so consumed by his work that it’s difficult to connect…

7 Ways to Help Your Teen Recover from Broken Relationships, Houston, TX

7 Ways to Help Your Teen Recover from Broken Relation...

Jaime is 16. She’s shy, and never had a boyfriend before, but has a strong group of girlfriends. This semester, she has geometry with Patrick. Once they started talking, things moved quickly. First, they flirted often, and passed each other brief notes. Before long, they spoke on the phone every night. He came over to…

You Can Communicate Effectively with Your Teen, Houston, TX

You Can Communicate Effectively With Your Teen — He...

Jenna is 14. Since she learned to read, she has been absorbed in books. Every few weeks, her mother reads a different book aloud, so they can enjoy it together. They talk about the different characters and discuss what they think is going to happen. They laugh often. Jenna’s mother always looks forward to this…


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