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Men Think Discussing Relationship Problems Is A Waste Of Time

Trying to get your guy to tell you what's bothering him? Wondering why he doesn't seem interested in hearing about your horrible day? Don't worry, ladies: It's not that your boyfriend doesn't care or that he's trying to seem strong. According to a new study, it's just that most males think discussing problems is a waste of time.

How To Talk With Someone You Love When They Are Depressed
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How To Talk With Someone You Love When They Are Depressed

With depression affecting approximately 9.5% of American adults in a given year (1) knowing how to talk with a friend or loved one whom you feel may be depressed is an important skill to have. Because the very nature of depression causes people to shut down and withdraw emotionally, it may be especially important that you reach out to them as they may be unable to ask for help.

Communication Using Imago
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Communication Using Imago

COMMUNICATION USING IMAGO By Tammy Nelson, PhD The Imago Dialogue process is a type of communication developed by Harville Hendrix, the bestselling author of Getting the Love You Want, a book about communication and couple’s therapy.  The dialogue is a structured technique that you can use to talk to communicate when you are frustrated or just want to feel closer.  This dialogue  is a wayto talk about conflict in your relationship that lets you each feel heard.  To practice the technique, first ask your partner,

Is Technology Damaging Our Relationships?
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Is Technology Damaging Our Relationships?

I can’t lie to you. I love technology. I do. The gadgets, the games and the advancements that make our lives so much easier are a dream come true. There is however, no sweet without the bitter and no appreciation without the pain. But before we get to ‘the pain,’ I couldn’t perch myself atop a soapbox, blasting the ramifications of these fantasy items without providing a balanced appraisal of just how wonderful these toys can be.

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Love Bytes: 11 Reasons He Didn't Call You Back

Periodically, there's a good reason for a guy not to call you back... but usually there's not. Noises a woman makes during sex have almost nothing to do with her orgasm: Thanks, science. What happens when your husband shares your sex life on Facebook? Establishing booty call rules. Women are giving up on science and tech for romance (what is this, 1995?) And, the Japanese are embracing old-people pornography (what is this, 1995?)

Employee Motivation: A Secret Society?
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Employee Motivation: A Secret Society?

Motivation is a key ingredient to success. This is not a news flash by any means, and all managers and good leaders embrace some degree of motivational program for their employees; whether they do this consciously or subconsciously, they all do it. Motivation is not some secret society either, but the secret to motivation is the "what" behind it. So what is the "what" anyway?

Miscommunication: when what they hear isn't what you said
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Miscommunication: when what they hear isn't what you said

“I know you believe you understand what you think I said. I'm not sure you realize what you heard is not what I meant.”- Robert McCloskey It has happened to all of us. We say something, and it is misconstrued or taken out of context and, suddenly, the person hearing it becomes incensed. They respond without thinking about it, and you are left with drama or a big problem. It happens at work, school and home. It happens in our marriages and relationships almost every day.

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How To Get Him To Compliment You

If you find you regularly need compliments from your partner and complain when you don't get them, I invite you to search your inner self to discover why you need these affirmations. When you understand this hidden truth, you can be more clear about what you want.

Is Connecting Better than Communicating?
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Is Connecting Better than Communicating?

In intimate relationships the key to making it last is constant CONNECTION, not necessarily communication. Based on brain chemistry, and what we understand from functional MRIs... --Did you know that for women connecting means that she needs to feel heard, appreciated, and safe? --Did you know that for men connecting means that he feels like he is the provider and protector? If you can figure out how your partner feels connected, then it will help you to stay intimate. When I talk about connection, I am refering to that feeling of being loved.

The Way To Relating, Part 2:  Anger Versus Rage
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The Way To Relating, Part 2: Anger Versus Rage

This is the second article in the series of five examining the emotions. In the first article it was discussed when sadness is repressed in turns into chronic depression. Any chronic condition is unnatural. We need to look at our first feelings. The core emotions of grief/sadness, anger, love, envy, and fear are being examined in this series. These are the natural emotions and are uncomplicated in their purity. I am not suggesting they are comfortable, I am suggesting they are uncomplicated in their truths. Anger is, in my opinion, the most misunderstood of all of the five emotions.

How to Shift When You're Feeling Triggered
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How to Shift When You're Feeling Triggered

There are so many moments in our lives when we feel stuck. We see how we "want" to be yet recognize that the negative thoughts and feelings we have are the result of certain triggers (that is, situations or people) that make us feel powerless, reconnect us to the pain we are trying to leave behind, or create icky feelings of frustration. What’s most difficult is that it can happen when we least expect it--even those moments when we are feeling super groovy.