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Finding Intimacy

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Couples & Intimacy

How Do We Reach Intimacy? Each person seems to understand the intimate experience in his or her own way. In a sense it takes a journey of personal discovery to learn how to share intimacy with another person. Here are some guidelines that may help to define that journey– Know Your Self: Get in touch with your own private experiences. …

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Relationships & Intimacy

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Couples & Intimacy

 BUILDING INTIMACY IN YOUR 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 only there were someone else …

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Good Communication

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Actively Listening

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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Active Listening & Couples

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Actively Listening

ACTIVE COMMUNICATION REQUIRES ONE PERSON TO TALK AND THE OTHER TO LISTEN..AND BOTH TO DO THEIR PART WELL Listening is the other half of communication. Our first though, when we think about communication, may be to consider the speaker’s ability to convey ideas effectively. What we forget is that without a listener the speaker may as well be talking to …

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After An Affair

Couples Therapy, After an affair
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series After An Affair

LIFE AFTER AN AFFAIR Although many marriages are unable to survive infidelity, some do – and many of the surviving marriages emerge stronger after the crisis of infidelity. The first course of action when you learn about your partner’s infidelity is to find a professional therapist who can be with you as you try to cope with the emotional turmoil …

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Types Of Affairs

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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series After An Affair

There are many types of affairs, and couples should consider this information before making a decision to dissolve a marriage or other committed relationship. Life Transitions Relationships go through stages involving loss and then gain – and each of these transitions is accompanied by anxiety. The birth of a child, career demands, middle age, and retirement are typical life transitions …

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Infidelity

Life after an affair, marriage counseling
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series After An Affair

Some affairs lack any emotional commitment, while others involve a deeper level of intimacy and connection than is found within the primary relationship. While a marriage or relationship may survive the former, as long as the underlying issues are brought out into the open and worked through, the latter type is not as hopeful. The couple would have to put …

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Couples & Infidelity

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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series After An Affair

The single most destructive threat to a committed relationship is when one of the partners engages in a sexual relationship with another person. This is not an uncommon event. Conservative estimates suggest that about a quarter of women, and a third of men, have violated their marital commitment to their partners. About 65 percent of marriages struck by infidelity end …

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Worry or Anxiety – Part 2

Counseling Anxiety

Many treatable conditions are associated with worry. For some people, worry is simply a habit or an entrenched way of dealing with life’s conflicts. But for others it is a symptom of an underlying condition which may be amenable to psychotherapeutic and/or medication intervention, such as : Generalized Anxiety Disorder occurs when a person has endured, for at least six …

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Worry or Anxiety – Part 1

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It’s a good thing that almost all of us worry. Think of worry as a built-in alarm device. When it is used wisely, it alerts us to danger and prompts us to navigate our way through a maze of solutions to life’s various problems. We need to think through our options when we are faced with problems, weighing the benefits …

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