Many women are so wrapped up in the routine of their busy hectic lives that they fail to see increasing signs that their husbands have gradually become more distant. This was the case of a recent client, Jen. Can you relate to her story?
Congratulations on 10 years together! As you’ve probably already noticed, as time passes, things change in a marriage or love relationship. You change and your partner changes too. This isn’t always a bad thing!
Recently a reporter interviewed me for a piece they were doing on online dating. At first I was a bit stumped. As a couples therapist I tend to deal with people who already have a partner, and many of my individual therapy clients report a great variety of positive and negative dating experiences, whether they started online or off. So rather than purely going by anecdotal evidence, I reviewed a few formal studies, and especially the findings of a 2011 German study are worth sharing.
Most of us can list (at least) ten traits we dislike — or even hate — about our spouses. Whether they are always late for appointments or they spend too much time working, the traits we hate the most usually become the focus of our worst fights, mainly because resolution feels impossible.
Its 3am. You have just come back from a night on the town and are somewhat intoxicated. Your phone rings and it’s him - the guy from the bar the other night or one of your ‘special’ friends. He invites you over to his apartment. Now the question is, to go or not to go? Bigger dilemma, he offers to pay for your cab. You don’t need to walk in the cold, figure out how to take public transportation at this hour, or make the dumb mistake of driving a car. You don’t want him to think you are easy, but you would like to go over because you would like to see him.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer is difficult enough without having to add to it the complexities of dealing with varying relationships. It’s not just the one you might readily think about – the love interest, spouse, boyfriend, significant other, etc. These are the most common.
Many people who enter rehab for various mental health issues sometimes do not know how to take advantage of the advice given to them. Many of these people go to rehab multiple times and still are not sure how to handle their mental health issues. Here are some tips on what a person can do when they go to rehab. 1. Accept That You Have A Problem The first step a person needs to do when they go to rehab is to admit they have a problem. Once a person admits they have a problem then he or she can then take the necessary steps in getting better.
The best relationship advice I can give is about making the effort to truly understanding each other. Most of us want to be listened to and understood but do we really listen to ourselves and to others? This is a real skill that can be learned and developed over time. It occurs most frequently and most effectively when we set time aside to really tune in to each other. Or in meditation, to ourselves.
The best relationship advice I can give is about making the effort to truly understanding each other. Most of us want to be listened to and understood, but do we really listen to ourselves and to others? This is a real skill that can be learned and developed over time. It occurs most frequently and most effectively when we set time aside to really tune in to each other or, in meditation, to ourselves.