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Women often complain that they would love some originality for Valentine’s day, and, maybe that’s what you got. Dr. Amy explains how to deal with Valentine’s Day PTSD.
Valentine’s Day UGH. Feeling the pressure to have the BEST VALENTINE’S DAY EVER? Try spreading the love year round - your partner and your relationship will thank you.
The number one most important thing you must do is to spend quality time together.
The pressure of the holidays and extra time spent with loved ones can really show us where we need to do work to keep relationships strong.
These movies are always a good place to go when you need to feel better about your relationship. Or, if you’re single, it’s a nice reminder that things could always be worse. Haha!
Infidelity causes intense emotional pain — anger, disbelief, fear, guilt, shame. But an affair doesn't have to mean the end of your marriage. Understand how a marriage can be rebuilt after an affair.
If no one is listening, a simple misunderstanding can snowball into much more.
Forgiveness of yourself or someone else, though not easy, can transform your life. Instead of dwelling on the injustice and revenge, instead of being angry and bitter, you can move toward a life of peace, compassion, mercy, joy and kindness.
HAVE-TO vs GET-TO: The choice of words you pick to describe a task or event, colors the way you do it, the success you have with it, and the pleasure you derive from it.
Dr. Amy offers advice on how to keep a relationship fulfilling and healthy in the face of challenges. Here she discusses eight pitfalls to avoid during marital conflicts.
Dr. Amy examines where the need for approval comes from, how it can affect your relationships, and how to overcome it.
Assertiveness can help control stress and anger and improve coping skills for mental illnesses. Learn assertive behavior with these steps.
Looking for love? Or, are just looking for new ways to improve your relationship? Try these books, they're full of great advice and the perfect compliment to counseling.
The book, The 5 Love Languages: the Secret to Love that Lasts, gives great insight into the different ways we communicate love to others.
It’s our relationships with others that make our days worthwhile and our lives more satisfying and our relationships must be reciprocal: We talk, they listen; they talk, we listen.
I would like to stress again the importance of listening to the people in our lives. If you want a selfish reason to do it, then here it is: really hearing what people say and feel will add depth to your relationships and enrich your life!
We often (usually) enter into conversations with our minds already set on what we expect to hear and how we will interpret what other people say. But genuine listening requires the setting aside of our own judgments and emotions and focusing on the other person.
We’re so tied to our cell phones, computers, tablets and electronic calendars, that most days we’re on automatic pilot. Do your days go by in a blur? Do you see the people around you? Do they see you?
When holidays, school breaks, and summer vacations roll around it often opens a new window into the lives of our children