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What Is Your Core Conflictual Relationship Theme?

Uncovering the Meaning Behind Your Relationship Patterns Most of us pick up specific patterns of relating to others early in life. We may find ourselves facing similar dilemmas with different friends, or similar conflicts across multiple romantic relationships. However, we aren’t always able to detect these similarities as the patterns are developing. Think of how,

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Uncovering the Meaning Behind Your Relationship Patterns

What is your core conflictual relationship theme? Uncovering the meaning behind your relationship patterns Most of us pick up specific patterns of relating to others early in life. We may find ourselves facing similar dilemmas with different friends, or similar conflicts across multiple romantic relationships. However, we aren’t always able to detect these similarities as

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Fighting Against What We Cannot Face

The Definition of Resistance The theory of resistance was forged long ago by Sigmund Freud to describe when a patient develops uncooperative behaviours during sessions. It occurs when an individual’s unconscious defenses of their ego are threatened by an external source. That external source often being therapy and the therapist themselves. Resistance doesn’t just show

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Knowing When Someone Else Needs Help

It happens to everyone—wondering whether a partner, family member, friend or colleague needs help. But how do we know for sure? Who are we to say? And, won’t they just ignore our advice, or even worse, be offended? The simple fact is that most of us do nothing about our suspicion because we are not

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Why Does Growth Thru Change Believe in the Power of Group Therapy

Many people want to know what makes Growth Thru Change different. Is it just one of a handful of agencies that provide pretty much the same services under the guise of pretty much the same philosophy? The simple answer is no—and here’s why: Growth Thru Change is one of the only agencies that promotes group

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Is Couples Counseling Right For You? (Part 3)

A “What’s The Point?” Attitude Many couples, especially those who experience unproductive fighting, reach a point where they do not see the purpose of sharing certain material with their partner, because they know how their partner is going to react. For example, a woman experiences stress at her job because her boss gives her too

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9 Signs You Could Benefit From Couples Counseling (Part 1)

Couples counseling can serve many purposes. Sometimes, it can help a couple decide if they are right for each other. Other times, it can help a couple make a big life decision, such as whether to get married, have children, share finances, et cetera. Most times, however, couples counseling helps improve communication and intimacy between

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