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Improving Your Relationship – Part 1

Successful Marriage, San Diego Couples Therapy

You Can Create a Successful Relationship Conflicts can be expected to arise in even the strongest of relationships. Two people who attempt to create a relationship always bring their own issues, backgrounds, expectations, personalities, and inner difficulties into the interplay that occurs between them. It is not at all unusual that the two people might find themselves, at times, in …

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Are You Anxious?

Anxiety, Anxiety Therapy

Are you constantly tense, worried, or on edge? Does your anxiety interfere with your work, school, or family responsibilities? Are you overwhelmed by fears that you know are irrational, but can’t shake? Do you avoid situations or activities because they cause you anxiety? Do you experience unexpected attacks of heart-pounding panic? If you identify with several of the following signs …

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Couples & Conflicts – Part 5

marriage counseling: couple arguing

When you use dirty fighting techniques to win an argument, both you and your partner ultimately lose! Communication Patterns You Should Avoid   Escalating Here you quickly move from the main issue of the argument to questioning your partner’s basic personality, and then move on to wondering whether the relationship is even worth it. Timing This involves catching your partner …

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Couples & Conflicts – Part 4

Resolving conflicts

Constructive Relationship Guidelines In addition to reaching a good understanding of the nature of the commitment, there are several other guidelines that can be explored when a couple decides to bring their arguments to a more constructive level. It is better to be close and happy than to be right. Blaming each other and trying to change the other person’s …

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Couples & Conflicts – Part 3

Couples therapy, couples arguing

Constructive Relationship Guidelines In addition to reaching a good understanding of the nature of the commitment, there are several other guidelines that can be explored when a couple decides to bring their arguments to a more constructive level. It is better to be close and happy than to be right. Blaming each other and trying to change the other person’s …

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Couples & Conflicts – Part 2

Couples Couseling

Constructive Relationship Guidelines If arguments begin to have a deteriorating effect on a relationship and no resolution appears in sight, it is time to examine the level of commitment each of the partners has to the relationship. This is sometimes a basic issue that remains unresolved by two partners. People avoid this topic out of fear that their partner may …

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Couples & Conflicts

marriage counseling: couple arguing

A Good Argument Has Its Up Side – But Only If We Fight Fairly All couples argue. This is a normal and expected part of any relationship. Of course, some relationship experts say that arguing is healthy, while others say beware. While an occasional argument might be unavoidable and can even ultimately clarify boundaries within the relationship, a pattern of …

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Tantrums & Brain Integration

Has your 2 years-old child thrown a tantrum in the middle of a store? Has your 4 years-old refuse to get dressed? Does your fifth-grader mope on the bench instead of playing on the field? Believe it or not, a lot of it has to do with the many parts of their brain. Our right and left brain are not …

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Successful Marriage

Successful Marriage, San Diego Couples Therapy

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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Screening Children for Depression

San Diego Child Therapy

Screening Children for Depression at Age 12 The US preventive Services Task Force recently released their recommendation for screening children for depression starting at the age of 12. This recommendation was previously made in 2009 and as in 2009, the task force continued to conclude that they don’t have enough evidence to recommend the same screening for children 11 and …

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