Tag: Couples Therapy

How Can a Professional Therapist Help You Resolve Issues with Your Spouse?

Life sometimes comes in that condition in when it is difficult to reject or accept. That can be with any person or even situation.  One of the problems arises when the spouse or partner is overly critical. Of course, divorce or separation will not be the solution. Then the excellent option is Couples therapy counseling…

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Couples Counseling – Revive Your Dying Relationship with Active Communication

Marriage is a happy bond between two individual souls. As social animals, human beings require the human touch and relationships provide that. It is necessary for our emotional needs and good mental health. A healthy and happy relationship can help people cope with anxiety and stress of daily life. However, our romantic relationships are often…

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What If Your Spouse Doesn’t Want To Go To Therapy

(I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT I AM AN EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPIST AND MY SPECIALTY IS WORKING WITH COUPLES) That said, it is actually, quite normal for one person in the couple to object to going to therapy. Reasons given can vary tremendously: “too much money”, “my friend says therapy ended his marriage”, “you just…

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How does my anxiety affect my Primary Relationship?

Most people don’t realize that some anxiety actually aids learning.  For example, if you are taking a class, and you are sitting on the edge of your seat with intense attention, truly wanting to absorb everything the professor is saying, then you are experiencing optimal stress. However, if you go above that, such as a level…

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Relationship Conflicts: You don’t bring me flowers anymore!!!!

When couples come in for therapy, I often ask if there are one or two themes that keep coming up. Once we have identified those, then I look underneath them to see what deep emotions are tied to each individual’s reactions. In Emotionally Focused Therapy, we call these themes, “the Cycle”, or “the Dance”. It’s…

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