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Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2014’

How to Respond to Your Partners Projections

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Understanding Relationship Conflicts

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Understanding Relationship Conflicts An interesting phenomenon happens when a partner is the recipient of a projection – the one being projected upon. Because this person is trying to smooth out the conflicts, he or she may identify with the projection. So, the couple now begins to define their problem in …

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Projections Can Create Conflict in a Relationship

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Understanding Relationship Conflicts

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Understanding Relationship Conflicts Projections It is not only early childhood experiences that cause us to project our unacceptable feelings onto someone else. Friends can have the same effect, as can partners from our previous relationships. This is a process that happens throughout our lives. How many times have we heard …

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Understanding Relationship Conflicts – It Takes Two

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Understanding Relationship Conflicts

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Understanding Relationship Conflicts Relationships are seldom as simple as we would like. They bring out our needs, anxieties, and conflicts with people from our past – parents, friends and former partners. Our relationships with our partners are colored by our own personal legacies. We often react to our partners as …

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Working on Intimate Communication

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Truth and Honesty in Our Relationships

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Truth and Honesty in Our Relationships Many couples go for months or years without having deep and intimate talks. They live with silence and feel emotionally estranged from the person to whom they have committed themselves. They want the closeness they expected when their relationship began, but they don’t know …

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Listening to the Truth

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Truth and Honesty in Our Relationships

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Truth and Honesty in Our Relationships If you want your partner to be honest with you, you have to be a good listener. Communication is a two-way process. A good listener – is nonjudgmental and open-minded; doesn’t jump to conclusions; understands that the truth comes out a little at the …

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Telling the Truth & Couples Intimacy

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Truth and Honesty in Our Relationships

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Truth and Honesty in Our Relationships Truth is difficult for many of us. We all engage in a bit of self-deception in our lives. There are things about ourselves that we have not been able to examine or accept. We have difficulty in admitting our flaws – even to ourselves, …

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Effective Communication & Quality Relationships

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Truth and Honesty in Our Relationships

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Truth and Honesty in Our Relationships Communication is at the center of relationships. The quality of a relationship depends on the quality of the communication between the two partners. The most treasured times within a relationship are those in which we tap into our partner’s authenticity with heartfelt communication – …

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