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Stop – Don’t Push That Button

It’s been a long day.  You are tired, frustrated and have a headache just waiting to take over.  Your partner walks in the door and …

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Approaching Your Relationship from a Place of Gratitude

I often start sessions with couples by encouraging them to share with each other one thing that they have done for the relationship that they …

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Moving Through the Fear to Risk Connection

Human beings are “wired for connection.”  When we have safe, loving, supportive relationships we thrive.  We are healthier, we experience less stress, and we feel …

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The Cycle of Despair – The Cycle of Healing

In my first marriage I was truly an expert at causing my husband pain.  Indeed we began tearing each other apart with our words long …

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What Makes Life Meaningful

  Lives are full.  There are many pressures pulling us this way and that, demands on our time, our energy, our finances.  Dialoging about what …

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The Meaning of Gifts and Meaning-full Gift Giving

The giving and receiving of gifts is as old as human society.  Gifts are an important part of family and community life in every culture.  …

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Our Holiday Traditions

Instructions:  Find a quiet time that is good for both of you, and a place to sit and talk where you will not be disturbed.  …

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Reconnecting After a Disagreement

All relationships, even the best, can experience moments of disconnection, disagreement, and yes, even fighting.  When this happens, when you feel disconnected from someone you …

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Hitting a bump in the road

The course of true love and conscious relationship never does run smoothly.  If it did I would be ever so suspicious.  In real relationships people …

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On the Power of Deep Listening

Finding What You Didn’t Lose When someone deeply listens to you it is like holding out a dented cup you’ve had since childhood and watching …

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