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Finding Intimacy

San Diego marriage therapy
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

San Diego marriage counseling and couples Therapy
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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Listening to Children

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

LISTEN TO THE CHILDREN 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 …

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Couples Listening

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Actively Listening

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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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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Couples & Communication

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Actively Listening

Learn to Listen Effectively The first step in 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 other person is speaking. …

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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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Infidelity, Divorce, Parenting

Couples & Family Therapy, Co-parenting
This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series After An Affair

CHILDREN IN THE EVENT OF A DIVORCE Children are deeply affected by their parents’ divorce. They tend to handle the divorce better, however, when both parents cooperate and act in their children’s best interest. Both parents should be present when the children are told, and the mood should be calm, rational, and supportive. Hostility between the parents should be avoided. …

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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

marriage after an affiair
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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