marriage issues

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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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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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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