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New baby, New Resentment

New baby, New Resentment

How many times a week do you feel resentment towards your partner? Was it at 2am while you were feeding your newborn and your partner was fast asleep in bed? Is it right now as you fight off exhaustion, clean out the breast-pump, and long for a hot shower while your...

Couples Facing Cancer

Couples Facing Cancer

Cancer places tremendous burden on relationships Your partner describes feeling “off” - he/she goes for a routine check-up and you both think nothing of it. However, the dreaded moment comes when the doctor shares concerns, recommends additional testing, and you both...

Trauma in Relationships

Trauma in Relationships

Detecting, Defining, and Healing Trauma in Relationships. Trauma can be like a third person in a relationship, a complex personality who governs expression and proximity.

Election Day Anxiety: Here’s how to connect with your partner

Election Day Anxiety: Here’s how to connect with your partner

With Election Day being tomorrow you and/or your partner might be feeling anxious. Some notable tell-tale signs are: feeling on edge, being more quiet, isolating in another room, staying glued to media outlets, not eating or eating more, or not sleeping well. These feelings are normal and we have strategies to help you and your partner work through this time.

Love Languages

Love Languages

I’m sure you have heard about the 5 Love Languages. If not, it’s a book that breaks down the ways we feel the most loved. Usually all of them feel pretty nice, but there’s usually one powerhouse that helps us feel truly loved. When you get the full experience of...

Instead of What to Cut, What Can We Add In?

Instead of What to Cut, What Can We Add In?

I was listening to an interview with a nutritionist the other day, and I was struck by something she said. She said that when people come to her trying to get healthier and lose weight, she doesn’t focus on what to cut out, she focuses on what to add in. Eating more...

Why is apologizing so hard?

Why is apologizing so hard?

Most people are pretty good at apologizing, depending on the context. If you bump into someone in the office break room – sorry! If you accidentally spill something in a grocery store – I’m so sorry! In your close relationships, though, apologizing can be one of the...