Do You Know Why Your Partner is Pushing You Away?

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Don was a tall thin, ex bass guitar player of 43 who had been sober for 18 months.  He had, for the first time in his adult life begun to experience the pleasure of being alive without drugs in his system and had met Karen.  Karen was a divorcee with two teenaged children. Her ex-husband had been a … [Read more...]

How The Power of Empathy Can Improve Your Relationships

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Back massage?  Flowers and candles?  Sexual favors?  Yes, all of these help keep the fires of a relationship burning. But have you ever considered the power of empathy? Empathy in a relationship continues to fuel the stuff of really long lasting relationships because, I believe, most … [Read more...]

How Do We Keep the “New” Feeling and Not Get Too Comfortable?

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In new relationships, there is the "new" feeling that everyone loves. There's a scientific explanation for it.  It's a chemical released by the brain that gives us those warm, fuzzy feelings when we first meet someone new and the relationship gets off to a great start. Unfortunately, those "new" … [Read more...]

Do You Even Know What You’re Fighting About?

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If you've ever gotten into a fight with a partner over something seemingly silly, you might have been very confused about why it was such a big deal. And yet, it may have been one of the biggest blow ups of your relationship. The truth is that sometimes a fight is about much more than not picking … [Read more...]