One essential tool for couples who want to improve their communication and build stronger relationships is The Feedback Wheel. It provides a structure for clear, honest, and respectful communication that helps partners understand each other’s perspectives and work towards resolving issues together.
Love, romantic love and sexual polarity are three separate and independent aspects of intimate relationships. To keep the spark alive we need sexual polarity. We are often unaware whether we are in our feminine or masculine energy. Hence we are inadvertently depolarizing our relationship and minimizing sexual attraction. The art of attraction is based on being aware of what energy we are sending out and smoothly shifting back and forth.
Clinical psychologist Joanne Davila names three core skills we need to develop to have long-lasting and successful romantic relationships. What are those skills, and how do they lead to “romantic competence”?
As a relationship coach who feels passionate about helping her clients to create strong, loving, long-term relationships and who sees couples make beautiful changes all the time, it saddens me that there are still a lot of misconceptions about couples counselling.
Are you wondering if your marriage or long-term relationship could be better, but you or your partner are buying into any of these common misconceptions?
The holidays can bring some stressful experiences with them. Gift-giving can stretch our budget, organizing everything can deplete our energy, and family gatherings can challenge our patience. So how can we still be filled with peace and joy, no matter how the holidays unfold?
Emotional connections are the glue that ties us to others and holds our relationships together. Sharing and receiving emotions is the fuel that keeps our love relationships going. A romantic relationship rests upon the vulnerable emotional connections we allow. When we have learned to be emotionally avoidant, we cut ourselves off from what makes life full and joyful.
Many couples wonder if their marriage can and will stay the same after they have had children. Now is the phase in the marriage when the romantic love experienced in the honeymoon period needs to be replaced by a more mature form of love. New parents need skills to cope with the changes and keep their marriage strong. Here are some things you can do.
We know how uncontrolled anger and aggression can be destructive in our professional and private lives. However, when we learn to fear the power of our aggression and disown that energy completely, we are stuck in non-action. Aggression paired with desire and courage is a fabulous catalyst for change. Read about Rick and Florence and how they learned that anger and aggression are not just necessary to be in touch with for professional success but also for intimacy and closeness in their marriage.