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Accepting Yourself & Your Partner

Accepting Yourself & Your Partner

Through the years, as relationships continue to grow, it can be easy to feel like there is some distance between you and your significant other. Some of the characteristics about them that you once enjoyed or loved you now see as negative attributes. Alan Fruzzetti...
Why Validation Matters

Why Validation Matters

With current trends and divorce rates in the United States, it’s hard to pinpoint what exactly is going wrong in some marriages. Of course, there are plenty of different reasons for each marriage to end, from infidelity, to general conflict, and miscommunication...
Situation-ships

Situation-ships

Are you in a situationship? I promise, I didn’t make up that term. Psychotherapist and author Jonathan Alpert defines it in this way, “Less than a relationship, but more than a casual encounter, a situationship refers to a romantic relationship that is, and remains,...
Creating a Sense of Belonging

Creating a Sense of Belonging

Belonging is the sense that we feel when we are connected and accepted by others. It’s a basic human need to be seen, loved, and cared for by people in our lives. The desire to belong is present from the moment we’re born and it continues throughout every stage of our...
Dialogue Skills: Part 1

Dialogue Skills: Part 1

In my last blog, I introduced two concepts that make for successful conversations when the stakes are high, emotions are strong, and opinions differ. Check it out here! The concepts of avoiding the fool’s choice and adding to the pool of meaning were introduced...