Communication Skills For Couples

Why You Should Make Time for Yourself in Your Sex Life…

Starting a new relationship can be CONSUMING, in both a wonderful way and an overwhelming way at times! Newly intimate individuals typically dive in head first and forget to come up for air, sound familiar at all? Maybe you still find yourself feeling this way even if you’ve been in a committed relationship or married […]

Why is giving & receiving feedback so hard sometimes? (Or all the time)

There are so many thoughts and feelings that come up when you are either giving or receiving feedback. Why does feedback so often feel like a negative experience when it’s such an essential part of most relationships (both interpersonal and professional)? When feeling negative emotions surface from a feedback experience (whether you were the one […]

Parking Lot of Emotions

Do you find yourself bringing past fights into current fights with your partner? Do you hold back talking to your partner because you’re holding a grudge? Have issues popped up, without warning, which creates a bigger fight than anticipated? You may need to utilize the Parking Lot of Emotions. Often times, we find ourselves in […]

The Languages of Love

Have you ever found yourself saying to your partner “you never show me you love me” or, “you don’t even acknowledge when I tell you I love you?” You may be experiencing a difference in your languages of love. Just like English, Spanish, Mandarin, love is a language that we all speak. Think of your […]

Resolving Conflict

Resolving Conflict: Understanding Your Partner’s Point of View   The Scenario: Two lovers in a heated fight: One person thinking “You make me so mad! If you would have just done “it” the way I wanted we would not have be in this argument right now!” The other person is sitting on the opposite side […]

The Four Horsemen of Communication

The four horsemen of communication – a common theme among married couples is that anger and fighting are viewed as negative within the relationship. According to John Gottman, a leader in couple’s counseling and research, the release of anger can be positive within the relationship. Anger becomes problematic only when it is released in what […]

Breaking The Negative Velcro Loop

Breaking the negative velcro loop. Learn what is a negative velcro loop and what you need to do to stop it.

Negative Velcro Loop

Evaluate your relationship by looking at the communication skills you and your partner utilize. Get a better look at where to go in order to find that deeper level of communication between the two of you.

How To Flirt With Your Husband

How to Flirt with Your Husband – It’s weird right? Why would you flirt with your husband? Well, the reasons are the same as the reasons you flirted when you were “courting/dating/exploring each other”. It keeps things spicy, new and fun.

Talk

Talk, talk, talk, talk that’s all you want to do: guidelines developed at the Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia to facilitate expression of emotions, understanding nonverbal communication and learning to listen.

Premarital Counseling Intimacy Enhancement Three Hour Course

Pre-marital counseling and intimacy enhancement course is an individualized three hour course for all ages. This targeted counseling service is safe, fun and reasonably priced. and can change your marriage for the better. Call today to learn more and enroll.

Imago Style: Deepening A Conversation

Deepening a conversation — Imago Style Sometimes having a “deep” or “vulnerable” conversation with  a friend, family member or lover can feel so elusive.  It’s easy not to know what to say and to keep  the conversation on a surface — but engaging level.  In fact, one can spend endless hours discussing  the weather, politics, […]

How To Listen Judgement Free

Learn to communicate without explaining and how to listen judgement free. This is a core skill taught couples therapy and marriage counseling sessions.

Dynamic Relationship

The How To’s for a Dynamic Relationship

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution: Looking at conflict from your partner’s perspective a key concept learned in couples and marriage counseling. A how to guide to doing so at home.

Communication Without Explanations

Communication without the Explanations: A How-To guide for the Speaker and the Listener. This communication without explanation tip was designed for the couple that is already in therapy to be used at home between sessions.