4 Communication Skills Every Couple Needs

4 Communication Skills Every Couple Needs

When your partner makes a valid point during conversations, it's important to acknowledge the legitimacy of their argument, including when their point is about a flaw or weakness you have.

Can Borderline Personality be Treated Through Relationships?

Can Borderline Personality be Treated Through Relationships?

One variant of this approach involves family skills training in methods shown to work for individuals with BPD in traditional therapy, but there are no empirical studies demonstrating its effectiveness.

Husband kicked out of house after finding wife's morning after pill in bin

Husband kicked out of house after finding wife's morning after pill in bin

They both didn't want children The 31-year-old man took to Reddit to share his confusing find, and ask for advice about how to bring it up with his 27-year-old wife. “The second the words "Plan B" left my mouth, she immediately looked like she had been punched in the stomach.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro: My Daughter ‘Saved My Life’

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro: My Daughter ‘Saved My Life’

While Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jen Harley have an up-and-down relationship, he couldn’t be more thankful for their 10-month-old daughter, Ariana Sky. In fact, she was the driving force that led him to enter rehab for alcohol abuse and depression. I want her to be like, ‘OK, well I can talk to my father about this.

'I caught my fiance's friends making fun of my weight'

'I caught my fiance's friends making fun of my weight'

"I must crush him when we have sex" "As I clicked on the home screen, notifications from his group chat popped up- calling me a whale, saying I must crush DP (darling partner) when we have sex, and that they can't believe he'd go out with me- must be ashamed, etc," wrote the woman in her post.

Adult Daughters and Their Fathers

Adult Daughters and Their Fathers

Katrin Schumann, Tom Griffin, Lynne Griffin Source: Lynne Griffin My dear friend, author Katrin Schumann, explores these and other questions about adult daughters and fathers in her new novel THE FORGOTTEN HOURS.

Claire Holt, Andrew Joblon Are Closer After Suffering Miscarriage

Claire Holt, Andrew Joblon Are Closer After Suffering Miscarriage

“It feels like it’s just been 10 years of pregnancy for me, and I can’t wait to get through this one and to meet my little boy.

What Your Attachment Style May Reveal About Your Sex Life

What Your Attachment Style May Reveal About Your Sex Life

Early-developing attachment affects the desired intimacy with partners Source: Howard Newman/Wikimedia Commons In contrast, interactions with attachment figures who are inconsistently responsive or consistently unresponsive result in the adoption of alternative strategies for dealing with the ensuing insecurity: hyperactivation and deactivation of the attachment system, respectively.

When Enough is Enough: Putting The Relationship on Probation

When Enough is Enough: Putting The Relationship on Probation

A cost-of-loss stand that shows your Beloved what life will be like without you can be the most powerful step to take when your relationship is draining, painful, and unfulfilling. Warning : Do not take a Cost-of-Loss-Stand if you are in a potentially violent or physically abusive relationship.

The Biggest Relationship Mistakes Can Happen Very Early

The Biggest Relationship Mistakes Can Happen Very Early

When problematic issues arise in the earliest stages of the relationship and are not addressed, there may be an unspoken assumption that whatever has happened is acceptable to both members of the couple.

Brooke Burke Parents All 4 of Her Children 'Differently'

Brooke Burke Parents All 4 of Her Children 'Differently'

“I raise all my children differently,” the model, 47, told Us Weekly exclusively at the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection on Thursday, February 7.

The Cruelest Lie: Saying "I Love You" When You Don't

The Cruelest Lie: Saying "I Love You" When You Don't

How to Avoid Saying “I Love You” When You Don’t If your romantic partner blurts out this confession of their feelings, and you’re not in a place where you can honestly return the sentiment, that’s okay.

10 Reasons You May Be Stuck in an Unhappy Relationship

10 Reasons You May Be Stuck in an Unhappy Relationship

Taking from Nagy, some people feel a sense of entitlement born out of childhood deprivation, and these individuals may remain in an unhappy relationship to exact this debt.

How To Do Damage Control When You Fight In Front of Your Kid

How To Do Damage Control When You Fight In Front of Your Kid

Could that have had to do with mommy and daddy arguing?” Source: iStock/Used with Permission In honor of Valentines Day next week, my next three posts are about the intersection between being a parent and being a couple -- specifically, how to work through conflicts when you're in front of your children.

Stages of Estrangement: Maintenance

Stages of Estrangement: Maintenance

This stage is characterized by living day to day with what feels like “the new normal.” This new normal may be post-reconciliation or it may be a life without the estranged child in it.

Best Valentine’s Day Gift Idea, According to Science

Best Valentine’s Day Gift Idea, According to Science

Getting your partner a baby animal for Valentine's Day could reduce permissive attitudes toward sexual infidelity (see Beall & Schaller, 2019); potentially increasing the longevity and quality of your relationship.

'My narcissistic ex is destroying my life'

'My narcissistic ex is destroying my life'

And, a person you thought you thought you knew - someone you thought you loved, someone you married, someone you lived with for years, someone who became a father to your children and you shared a life with - turns out to be completely different to what you thought they were.

Does Cooperative Divorced Coparenting Matter?

Does Cooperative Divorced Coparenting Matter?

affection between a father and son Source: pexel Although our study was primarily focused on the impact of coparenting following divorce, by including information on parent-youth contact (based on how often parents saw and talked to their children and how often the child spent the night at their house), we were able to determine that it was strongly associated with parent-youth relationships.

Are You Getting a Divorce and Thinking About Nesting?

Are You Getting a Divorce and Thinking About Nesting?

(I'll include her contact information at the end of the article so you can contact her directly if you'd like to consult with her.) When I asked Dr. Buscho why couples should consider nesting, she told me that by allowing the children to stay in the home full time, they have more time to adapt to changes in the family and it makes kids feel more secure during a time of major transition.

The Sign of a Lasting Relationship

The Sign of a Lasting Relationship

Source: Charlie Foster_Unsplash What we’ve learned is that the couples who are most likely to have happy marriages show the following qualities and characteristics when they talk about their relationship: Fondness, Affection, Admiration: Either verbally or nonverbally, the couple expresses positive affect (warmth, humor, affection); they emphasize the good times; they compliment their partner.

Does Bullying Cause Suicide?

Does Bullying Cause Suicide?

In addition, even witnessing bullying can lead to feelings of helplessness and poor school connectedness, which can be a risk factor for mental health issues (although it is not a sole cause).

If My Parents Are Divorced, Is My Marriage Doomed to Fail?

If My Parents Are Divorced, Is My Marriage Doomed to Fail?

Research points to two dominant theories to explain the increased divorce risk of children of divorce: Personal Skills Theory and Commitment and Confidence Theory. In his 2001 study, Amato and Deboer found that children whose parents who fought a lot but never divorced were not at increased risk of divorce themselves.

Something to Consider This Valentine's Day

Something to Consider This Valentine's Day

She often says, “the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our relationships.” Yet, Dr. Perel argues that in modern day world, never have we expected more from our intimate relationships and at the same time feel the intense weight of expectation around them.

A Simple Trick to Smooth Conflict Discussions

A Simple Trick to Smooth Conflict Discussions

However, when the researchers examined couples who were especially low in relationship satisfaction, they found that those in the touch condition engaged in fewer negative behaviors than the control group.

Can a Narcissist Change?

Can a Narcissist Change?

Source: Pixabay: pixels A young couple who I will call Tom and Carol, came to see me in therapy stating that they felt their recent marriage “had started steering off the tracks.” Both star athletes and young professionals from an ivy league college, they described themeselves as the products of wealthy, educated, and loving families that were active in their faith traditions.

9 Reasons Why People Resist Starting Therapy

9 Reasons Why People Resist Starting Therapy

Much like setting the frequency and duration of treatment, you ultimately set the pace of therapy, and your therapist is there to help the process along in a way that feels comfortable to you.

Brooklyn Decker Slams Body-Shamers: 'I Miss My Boobs Too'

Brooklyn Decker Slams Body-Shamers: 'I Miss My Boobs Too'

“The amount of times I’ve found open dirty diapers on the floor when I’m, like, ‘There is Velcro here to help you ball this diaper up and toss it.’ It’s really quite a weakness of his.” She added: “He’s really amazing at waking up in the morning, which is shockingly hard for me.

Changing The Shape Of Parenthood

Changing The Shape Of Parenthood

It will make me happy as a parent to bond with him since I did not get to bond with my own father.” Isabelle want to do parenthood with her partner “I have a lot of fear around becoming a mother.

Jeff Lewis ‘Concerned’ About Daughter After Gage Edward Split

Jeff Lewis ‘Concerned’ About Daughter After Gage Edward Split

“Jeff is extremely concerned about how all of this will impact Monroe in the long term and is doing everything possible to keep the family together,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly , adding that the pair “never fought in front of Monroe.” A post shared by Jeff Lewis (@jljefflewis) on Jul 1, 2018 at 4:58pm PDT “She has been completely unaware of any tension between her parents,” the insider explains.

How Do Sexual Images Affect You and Your Relationships?

How Do Sexual Images Affect You and Your Relationships?

In the fourth study, we demonstrated that the positive emotions resulting from exposure to subliminal sexual cues increased motivation to continue doing a neutral task. The last two findings support the idea that exposure to sexual cues increases the tendency to maintain one’s existing romantic relationship.

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