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Working Alone to Improve Your Relationship – Taking a look at yourself

This is the second post in our “Working Alone to Improve Your Relationship” series Working alone on a relationship problem can mean that you have to take a look at your own issues and your contribution to the difficulties with your partner. While this challenge is not always easy, the payoff in terms of your own emotional wellness can be …

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Creating a Sucessful Relationship

This is the first post in our series on “Working Alone to Improve Your Relationship” You Can Create a Successful Relationship – Even If You Must Do It Alone 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 …

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Arguing Constructively: Dirty Fighting

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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Arguing Constructively: Clarify Your Level of Commitment to the Relationship

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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When Your Partner’s Feelings Don’t Show

  Emotionally unavailable partners   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 …

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Steps to work on your marriage

– Identify the complaints or dissatisfactions that one or both of you are experiencing Communicating and beginning to develop a strategy for making changes is the first step to improving your marriage. Sometimes just acknowledging the problems in your relationship can change the tone of the relationship, even before you make changes. – Commit to train yourself to make changes …

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Healing a relationship after infidelity

Why did s/he cheat on me? Many people ask themselves that question every year. Their self-esteem is destroyed and they ask themselves the larger question: Why? Is it me? Is it him/her? Is it that woman/man? What does s/he have that I don’t? Have we lost touch with one another and grown that far apart? Betrayal is painful!  The process …

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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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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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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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