Category: Love and Relationships

Couples Communication
Love and Relationships

Couples Communication: Assuming Positive Intentions

The wonderful thing about this method is that it requires no speaking and no special skills. It doesn’t even require your partner to be present! But I have seen over and over again that it can truly change and significantly improve the nature of communication in a relationship.

Read More »
Increasing Emotional Availability
Love and Relationships

How to Increase Your Emotional Availability

Getting to the point where you can consistently be emotionally available for your partner can be a difficult path and there is much that goes into it. One of the most important ingredients is self-esteem. It is hard and painfully difficult to let someone else inside the castle walls if we don’t like what is in there.

Read More »
sexual wellness
Love and Relationships

How to Improve Sexual Wellness with Endorphins

No longer the taboo word it once was, sex is a normal and healthy part of our relationships as humans. Similarly, sexual wellness is the blend of our physical state, mental state, and social well-being in connection with our sexuality.

Read More »
talking about sex
Parenting and Kids

Why You Should Talk About Sex in Therapy

A therapist can educate people on healthy relationship skills, including sex, because it is healthy! They can also help people identify, process, and challenge existing thoughts or beliefs about what is “normal”. In turn, this can improve intimacy and decrease feelings of embarrassment for patients and their partners.

Read More »
voting booth
Parenting and Kids

How to Navigate Politics and Family Conflict

People tend to get particularly defensive when they feel outnumbered by those who do not share their view. In order to have a successful conversation, don’t go into it trying to change anyone’s mind. Rather, make it your goal to understand their view. “Help me understand your beliefs,” is a statement you could try. This might help the other person open up and realize they are not being attacked.

Read More »
love yourself
Parenting and Kids

Love yourself, Love others, Be loved.

When our partner, friend, or loved one does something that “smells” like past wounds, our defenses go up. The fear of repeating the past comes out looking like anger. Even though we are wanting to be close with our loved ones (spouses, children, friends, and neighbors), old wounds — both emotional and physical — often stand in the way.

Read More »
Translate