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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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Entering the Zone of Zero Negativity

At the recent Imago Relationships International conference Harville Hendrix and Helen Lakelly Hunt, the founders of Imago Relationship Therapy, shared their own journey from painful …

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A Poem for Walking Down the Long Road Together

I found this poem by Ted Enslin that speaks to me of what it feels like to share the years together.  I hope it speaks …

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All You Need For a Good Relationship

The ten suggestions below were part of a sermon…unfortunately I don’t know the original author, but I thought there was so much wisdom here that …

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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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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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Celebrating a Momentous Decision: The Supreme Court and the Sanctity of Gay Marriage

As I watched the news last night – the announcement that the Supreme Court of our land had ruled that it is contrary to our …

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