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Shifting From Complaint to Request

“If I have to ask for it, then it doesn’t count.” I think we’ve all had this thought at some point in our relationships, and are familiar with the sentiment behind it as well. If not, then you must be either very blessed or very lucky — blessed with an incredibly attentive partner, or with very […]

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Active and Constructive Communication

Martin Seligman, who studies the science of happiness, states that positive psychology is interested in how to turn a good relationship into an excellent one, not just how to turn an insufferable relationship to a barely tolerable one. One way of strengthening your relationships is celebrating your partner’s achievements by responding actively and constructively. In […]

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Gender and Intimacy

We are born for intimacy. Clients come to me with a variety of complaints, but much of the time, the root issue relates directly to intimacy: disruptions in intimacy, fear of intimacy, over-dependence on intimacy, lack of intimacy, need for intimacy, and the myriad relationship problems that occur in relation to these issues.   We all need intimacy. People […]

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