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Marriage & Intimacy- Part 1

Many people search for that special intimacy in their relationship. Some of us search our entire lives for a feeling of oneness with another person. It’s hard to describe, really, what we search for, but we know it when we finally achieve it. Maybe we tire of that dark feeling of being ultimately alone as we struggle through life. If …

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Couples & Unemotional Partner- Part 5

MARRIAGE & EMOTIONALLY AVAILABLE PARTNERS How emotionally available are you ? Circle “T” or “F” to describe how you respond to the following situations. The more “True” answers you circle, the likelier you are to have difficulty with emotional availability (T)(F) I seldom cry. (T)(F) If I feel like crying, I try everything I can to stop myself. (T)(F) I seldom saw my …

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Couples & Unemotional Partner- Part 4

MARRIAGE AND BEING EMOTIONALLY AVAILABLE In addition to becoming familiar with your emotions, there are three other elements that are related to developing the capacity to be emotionally available – Good Self-Esteem – The messages we have heard from other people throughout our lives – but especially during childhood when we are most vulnerable to the impact of these messages …

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Couples & Unemotional Partner- Part 3

MARRIAGE AND UNEMOTIONAL PARTNERS Working on Emotional Availability Emotional availability refers to the ability of a person to share feelings with another person. In order for this to happen, a person needs to be in touch with her own emotions and able to define them. This person would have a good working knowledge of her own feelings and be able …

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Couples & Unemotional Partner- Part 2

MARRIAGE & UNEMOTIONAL PARTNER There are many other examples of partners who are emotionally unavailable. Consider a few of them – Some people seem to live to do things, the more exciting the better. They are adventure seekers. There’s always one more trip to take, one more skydive, one more mountain to climb. These people get their attention from their …

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Couples & Unemotional Partner- Part 1

MARRIAGE & UNEMOTIONAL PARTNER When we commit to a relationship, we usually expect that our partner will reciprocate with roughly the same level of emotional involvement that we put into it. Many of us hope to find a soulmate, a partner who can share and understand our feelings and ways of thinking on an intensely personal level. Others don’t expect …

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Marriage & Active listening- Part 5

Children need to be heard. Listening to children gives them the feeling that they count, that they matter. They can draw on the strength and experience of an adult whom they trust – and they trust those who give them stable and consistent attention. It is during childhood that they develop a level of self-esteem that may follow them throughout …

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Marriage & Active listening- Part 4

A Listening Exercise for Couples Reciprocal listening is a powerful tool for couples who need to improve their communication. Couples who try this may become aware of how limited their communication has been in the past. They also learn an effective technique, which can increase the respect, trust, and intimacy of their relationship. This exercise may seem structured and perhaps …

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Marriage & Active Listening- Part 3

Good Communicators Are Active Listeners. Obstacles to Good Listening Real listening is a skill that takes practice and an honest look into how you deal with the world. If you tend to take a distrustful or combative stance toward other people most of the time, it may be hard to engage in healthy and open listening. The same holds true …

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Marriage & Active listening- Part 2

The first step to listening effectively is to master good listening skills Mastering good listening skills is to become aware of why listening is important in your life and your relationships. And the next step is simply to start doing it. Practice active listening whenever you can. Here are few rules to start the process: – Never interrupt when the …

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