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Emotional Manipulation: What it is and how to deal with it

Emotional Manipulation: What it is and how to deal with it

Have you ever wondered how somebody got you to do something you didn't really want to do? Or why you ended up in a situation that you didn't feel you chose? If you frequently feel this way around your partner, then you may want to consider whether or not you are being...

Defensiveness: How to let go of your armor

Defensiveness: How to let go of your armor

Do you feel bad if somebody gives you less-than-positive feedback? Do you automatically deny, resist, deflect, or counter with arguments? If so, this is blocking growth in your relationships. Don’t worry, defensiveness comes from a place of survival. You’re probably...

Gender Issues: His and Her Relationships

Gender Issues: His and Her Relationships

A man and a woman in the same heterosexual relationship are actually in different relationships. Well, let me rephrase that. Happy couples have fewer gender differences. But in unhappy relationships, there are clear differences between men and women in emotional...

Emotional Connection: The Root of Relationship Health

Emotional Connection: The Root of Relationship Health

Have you ever noticed how all your communication skills go out the window when you are mad? Or how you say things in the worst possible way when you feel slighted? There are countless theories and books on relationships out there--exercises for better communication...

When to Divorce: and What to Try First

When to Divorce: and What to Try First

The question of when to divorce is a big one for troubled couples.  Partners in pain ask when they should throw in the towel. What is the right amount of time to work on the relationship, and how do you know it is really done? It feels good to think about an escape....

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