The 3 Most Dangerous Things to Say in a Relationship

-Harriet Pappenheim, LCSW Almost every relationship article mentions the Big C: Communication. But what if your words are doing more harm than good? Language is a powerful force, and what you say to your partner on impulse could be doing a great deal of damage. Here are the top three most dangerous phrases to let slipContinue reading “The 3 Most Dangerous Things to Say in a Relationship”

My Toxic Relationship Recovery Resolutions

-Sharie Stines, PhD Are you are in a toxic relationship and find yourself repeating the same old negative patterns over and over again? Do you find yourself feeling like you’re walking on eggshells when your toxic person is in your space? Or when thinking about this particular person do you find yourself feeling knots inContinue reading “My Toxic Relationship Recovery Resolutions”

27 Signs of Superficial Relationships

-Mike Bundrant Warning: This post is one person’s opinion about the signs of superficial relationships: An opinion piece made up by the author. It’s not clinical, scientific, or based on research. It’s opinion, informed only by experience. There is nothing wrong with superficial relationships. Not every connection in life can be deep and emotionally engaging.Continue reading “27 Signs of Superficial Relationships”

Can a Simple Psychological Trick Help You Fall Out of Love?

-Caithlin Pena Yes, it’s possible. After a devastating breakup, it’s normal to still feel in love with your ex — you wouldn’t have been with them if you didn’t. And it takes a lot of time to get over that and move on with someone new. Founder of Relationship Psychology, John Alex Clark, shared someContinue reading “Can a Simple Psychological Trick Help You Fall Out of Love?”

Sharing Good News Boosts Health and Happiness

-Janice Wood A new study finds that supportive, responsive partners provide a buffer to loneliness and sleep deficits among military couples. Better sleep, communication, and emotional support are key to better overall health and to being successful in the workplace, according to the research, which was presented at the 2017 Society for Personality and SocialContinue reading “Sharing Good News Boosts Health and Happiness”

The Four Horsemen

-The Gottman Institute Today on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we would like to continue The Four Horsemen series by providing you with a strong foundation of understanding before we go into further depth about each specific communication style. Consider today’s posting an overview of what is to come over the next four weeks. The Four Horsemen ofContinue reading “The Four Horsemen”

7 Red Flags to Watch Out for in a New Relationship

-Kurt Smith, Psy.D., LMFT, LPCC, AFC You’re dating someone new and everything seems to be going pretty well. That is until you spot something a little off in his (or her) behavior. When you’re first getting to know someone, you don’t want to analyze and judge every single thing he does or way he acts, but you also wantContinue reading “7 Red Flags to Watch Out for in a New Relationship”

When Is It Okay To Cut Off A Relative?

-Cherilynn Veland, LSCW, MSW When Is It Okay To Cut Off A Relative? After the holidays, we therapists  are besieged with family drama stories. Family members fight, bad things happen, after too much champagne — talk about conflict and drama. Some of this is normal. However, when family members are repeatedly mean, nasty, and/or hurtful; itContinue reading “When Is It Okay To Cut Off A Relative?”

7 Ways To Support Your Partner After A MAJOR Loss

-Tom Burns It can be hard to know what to say… It can be heartbreaking watching someone you love suffer through a tragic loss. The loss can take many forms — a death in the family, the passing of a beloved pet, a career setback, a miscarriage — but the aftermath is fairly universal. YourContinue reading “7 Ways To Support Your Partner After A MAJOR Loss”

The 7 Best Tips for Handling Anger and Resentment in Relationships

-Dr. Alicia H. Clark Too much fighting in your relationship? Empathy is the antidote to anger! “Love is not a contract between two narcissists. It’s more than that. It’s a construction that compels the participants to go beyond narcissism. In order that love lasts one has to reinvent oneself.” – French Philosopher Alain Badiou ResentmentContinue reading “The 7 Best Tips for Handling Anger and Resentment in Relationships”