relationships

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): Strengthening Bonds and Healing Relationships

05/30/2023

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a renowned humanistic approach to psychotherapy that emerged in the 1980s. Rooted in the science of adult attachment, EFT has revolutionized our understanding of individual dysfunction, health, love relationships, and family bonds. With a focus on emotion and emotional regulation, EFT aims to alleviate distress…

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How Do We Know When We Need Couples Therapy?

05/30/2023

Maintaining a healthy and happy relationship is no easy feat. Every couple experiences ups and downs, and at times, it may feel like you’re speaking different languages. If you’re wondering whether it’s time for couples therapy, you’re not alone. In this article, we’ll explore the signs that indicate you and…

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How vulnerability can help you enhance your relationship.

02/27/2020

Being vulnerable in a romantic relationship. Throughout my experience working in France and now in the United States, I have observed partners going from regularly fighting and talking about breaking up to being close to one another and having a strong and secure attachment bond. So, what has helped them…

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How Overthinking a New Relationship Can Undermine Your Connection

11/05/2018

The start of a fresh romance has its own unique learning curve. If you’re like most people, you may be tempted to analyze every little move. Yet, overthinking a new relationship can actually damage the authentic connection between you. Despite the intense and immediate connection that romance novels depict, usually…

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5 Easy Ways to Build Your Self-Confidence—Starting Now

10/01/2018

Many things in life can impact your self-confidence. Think back to events in your childhood. Perhaps your parents divorced, you relocated to a new neighborhood or school, or you struggled with a physical illness or disability. In adulthood, you may have experienced a difficult relationship, dealt with a toxic work…

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Attention, Stressed-Out People Pleasers—Read This and Relax!

07/02/2018

As a people pleaser, you may deal with anxiety and stress by the truckloads. All the volunteering is likely burning you out. You probably don’t feel incredibly valued either. Perhaps you already know that people pleasing is rooted in low self-confidence. Essentially, as a people pleaser, you draw your self-worth…

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Self-Discovery: Why Unleashing Your Potential Is So Empowering

01/03/2018

If you’re like most people, then you want to know your purpose in life. You want to know why you’re here.Self-discovery is a very important step toward unlocking who you are and who you’re meant to be.Uncovering your own depths will encourage you. It will awaken a new sense of excitement…

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Pregnancy & Passion: 6 Ways to Keep Your Intimate Relationship Alive and Enjoyable

11/06/2017

Planning a pregnancy with your partner can be both fun and exciting.It’s no surprise that most couples look forward to the intimate relationship involved in pregnancy planning, too. When conception takes longer than expected, though, that initial spark can quickly fizzle out. This lack of luster opens the door for…

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Mother and Daughter Poems

06/06/2014

Mother and Daughter Storm We walked gingerly tonight around the edges of our storm. The water rippled and raged almost tidal at times but we stayed steady on the rocks of our rendezvous with old pain. And then at last we breached as if we were killer whales high above…

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