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Preventing harm in your relationship

One of the most concerning patterns that I have noticed in several of the struggling couples I have been working with lately is that they have an apathetic attitude toward their relationships. They feel that if they pretend that “we are doing fine”, they will not have to do the hard work to change the relationship. They are often not …

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Always Angry ?

Anger is a difficult emotion. Modern anger therapies have made great progress in treating angry people. They recognize that anger can be destructive to one’s relationships and teach them to understand manage and redirect their anger appropriately. Anger involves the mind, the body, and the ineffective behavioral habits that people have acquired over the years in coping with emotions. People …

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Harmful ways to deal with anger

Throughout the western world, the popular wisdom has for many years been that anger should be expressed. It was seen as healthy. Clients were often advised even by therapists, to release, even unleash, their anger without any regard to the consequences on relationships. Anger was described by many psychotherapists as a strong feeling that when unexpressed, could be internalized and …

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Is Your Relationship Healthy?

Is the communication between you and your partner open or a constant issue? Do you try to fix or control one another? Do you feel distant and/or disconnected? Are you able to express your needs and feelings? Do either of you seem to always have to be right? Are conflicts directly resolved or do they go unresolved? Do you trust …

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Successful Relationships: Myths & Reality

A successful marriage can only happen if first and foremost, the husband and wife are friends. Romance is great, but it fades in and out; so don’t depend on that to keep you together. This perspective contradicts the popular notion that says couples need to be “soul mates,” “in love,” or even “compatible” before marrying. Such sentimental talk ignores the …

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Keys To Resolving Conflicts

Are you continually in conflict with your spouse, your children, your boss and/or your colleagues? Do you believe that there’s a problem but it always seems to be the other person’s fault? Do you have challenges seeing your part in the problem? Are you resisting the possibility that you might have or you are contributing to the problem? Resolving conflicts …

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Slow to Anger

“Hesitation is the best cure for anger…The first blows of anger are heavy, but if it waits, it will think again” – Seneca

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What makes a marriage work?

Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Do you have negative thoughts and feelings towards one another? Is communication or the lack of it an issue? Are disagreements, conflict and fight painful and with no resolution? Do you need to rebuild trust? What makes a marriage work is surprisingly simple. In their day-to-day lives happily married couples have developed a …

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A Relationship Killer

One of the patterns I have noticed in the couples I have been working with lately is that they engage in judgment and condemnation instead of expressing their feelings. The scenario typically goes like this: One partner does or says something hurtful to the other but the hurt one does not own his/her feelings neither communicates sensibly about them but …

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Resentment and Suffering

As Brach stated :”Living with a heart hardened by resentment and blame creates a profound sense of separation and suffering. Our capacity for happiness and love is directly related to our ability to forgive”. It is crucial to learn to forgive! Though it is also important to set clear boundaries with those who are unwilling and/or unable to respect and …

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