How Resilient Couples Build Successful Relationships – 5 Keys

Do you wonder if your relationship has what it takes to be a successful relationship? Some have stopped believing that a romantic relationship can make it “till death.” After all, divorce rates have skyrocketed and breakups are as common as the corner cafe being sold out of cinnamon bagels. Here’s the thing, even the bagel-less corner cafe has it all wrong when it plays those songs about love being all […]

Emotionally Focused Therapy: What Exactly Is It? And How Can It Help You?

In an intimate relationship, there are two main focuses. The first is to maintain the connection, and the second is to manage the conflict. Neither can be accomplished without you having some sort of deep attachment to your partner. Time, stress, and responsibilities all have a tendency to chip away at this attachment. Reclaiming your closeness with your partner can prove to be difficult. Furthermore, this relationship challenge isn’t only reserved […]

Five Ways to Keep Communication Strong When Times are Tough

Five Ways to Keep Communication Strong When Times are Tough

Good communication, even during the best of times can be challenging. Nearly all of us bring bad habits, fears, insecurities, anxieties, and “baggage” to our communication styles, no matter how well things are going in our lives. When the going gets rough, though, it can be harder than ever to maintain healthful communication. Job loss, illness, a new baby, caring for elderly parents, and financial troubles are just a few […]

Need a Boost? Four Ways to Build Self-Confidence

Need a Boost? Four Ways to Build Self-Confidence

As humans, we tend to be hard on ourselves by nature — dwelling on our flaws, mistakes, and shortcomings rather than striving to see the good. While it’s normal and potentially constructive to recognize your imperfections, consistently being unkind to yourself takes its toll on your psyche, and on your overall attitude. If you’re prone to seeing the negative, improving your self-esteem can feel like an uphill battle. The way […]