Whether it is coercion, control, physical violence or verbal abuse, we can all comprehend the plight of the survivor and their need for advice; their want of change or to flee. Once removed from the battle, what we are left
It might not be that hard for you to recognize the overt ways in which a partner pushes you around or bullies you. For example, if your partner is hypercritical, or consistently lets you know that things you do are never good enough;
As a practicing psychologist, I was once consulted by a brother in Turkey in need of immediate relationship advice. In summary, the brother’s “emergency” was that he had met a nice religious girl from a good family but was not
When you think about it, every couple in every relationship is set up for failure. It’s impossible to be emotionally available to your partner 100% of the time. In his book, The Science of Trust, Dr. Gottman explains that both partners in
This year, both Kate and I lost our last, and most beloved grandparents — Kate, a grandmother who she adored, and me, a grandfather who I deeply admired. These deaths have had us reminiscing about the role these loving elders played
How do I get to know someone long-distance? Increasing your search radius, increases your search results. In this episode, we learn the 3 golden rules of getting to know someone online or far away Click here to watch the video
My Grandpa was married four times. My Dad was married five times. I’ve been divorced once. I come from a long line of Broken Pickers. We can learn to trust our gut. Just like anything else it takes practice. Becoming conscious of
Many couples mistakenly believe that they don’t need counseling before marriage and that conflict should be avoided. However, a certain level of conflict is healthy and necessary, and premarital counseling can offer an opportunity to discuss potential problematic issues. Click
Some couples choose to have a baby to celebrate their stability or to strengthen their relationship. They think that a baby will bring them closer together, and that life after childbirth will be a time of tenderness, intimacy, and maturity.
Is it possible to rebuild trust after your partner has been unfaithful? The loss of the relationship you envisioned can cause intense rage, jealousy, and sadness, and also raises many questions. Should you stay? Will things ever be the same?