Communication is part of every interaction we have on a daily basis. Knowing how to approach circumstances and be equipped with the right tools for communicating your ideas can really empower you and help you be understood. A few different communication styles exist including, the assertive, aggressive, passive, and passive-aggressive styles. What do they involve … Continue reading Relationships: What is your communication style?
Emotional Infidelity: Is it cheating?
Sharing lunch breaks, texting throughout the day, regularly updating each other on Facebook - regular co-worker relationship, or is there more to it? Infidelity is often considered a black-and-white topic - you might immediately think of someone having sexual contact with someone other than their partner. However, is this accurate? What else might be considered … Continue reading Emotional Infidelity: Is it cheating?
Relationship Advice: Changing Together
In my previous post, Growing Together. Staying Together., I discussed the idea of sharing activities with your partner to increase feelings of closeness. In this post, I would like to discuss the relationship stages I mentioned in a bit more detail. There are a few different models proposed by various theorists in the area of … Continue reading Relationship Advice: Changing Together
Relationship Advice: Growing Together, Staying Together
Relationships will change with time. The marriage or long-term relationship you have today will not be the same one you have five years from now. As a psychotherapist, I have worked with many couples reporting a growing feeling of disconnect in their relationship. Couples tend to get into a rut or routine, and take each … Continue reading Relationship Advice: Growing Together, Staying Together
Relationship Advice: Let’s talk about it
Many of us begin a relationship and expect to live happily ever after. While this may sometimes be the case, it is not something that always happens without much difficulty. Among other things, committed relationships bring companionship, support during hard times, and someone to laugh with at the end of the day. They also bring … Continue reading Relationship Advice: Let’s talk about it