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How do you reignite passion in a relationship?

In Couples, Love Languages, Marriage, Rekindle Love & Passion, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Sex Life by srobirosa

What about marriages where there is no longer physical intimacy?  Can these relationships be saved? It is estimated that 15%-20% of married couples in the United States have not had sex in the past 6 months to a year. This does not include the over 50% of unions that end in divorce.  A sexless marriage is not merely not having …

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Social Media and Relationships

In Communication, Couples, Dating Tips, Relationship Tips, Relationships by srobirosa

With the news of Gabby Petito’s death, it has become notorious the impact of social media on couples. We often see couples come into our office with idealistic visions of what their relationship should look like.  For example, newlyweds sometimes seek counseling sessions fearing that their relationship is doomed, problematic, and unfixable with very solvable marital matters, such as repeated …

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How to Maintain Sexual Desire in a Relationship

In Couples, Sex Life by srobirosa

Do you miss the sex that you used to have with your partner?  Do you feel your sexual chemistry has faded along with your desire to initiate and engage in sex?  Do you want to spice up your sex life and feel the fiery passion you used to feel again? When we first meet someone we are interested in, there’s …

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Knowing the VALUE of RESPECT in every relationship

In Communication, Couples, Dating Tips, Failing Marriage, Forgive, Forgive, Marriage, Parenting, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Resolutions by srobirosa

“Without respect, relationships are lost, and if someone can’t value your difference, and respect your values and beliefs, then they don’t deserve a front-row seat in your life.”  – Riya Raj People have a different opinions about what the word “R_E_S_P_E_C_T” means. Often, it is referred to as the difference between the level of authority, such as with our parents, …

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A Relationship is not just about SEX. 

In Communication, Couples, Dating Tips, Failing Marriage, Goals, Love Language, Marriage, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Sex Life by srobirosa

“Couples who schedule a time to connect with each other have healthier, happier relationships.”  – Chris Kraft, Ph.D. Sex is an integral part of life and overall well-being. Aside from reproduction, sex can be about intimacy and pleasure. It has many health benefits and strengthens the bond between couples. Sex helps initiate a romantic relationship but it is not everything to …

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What is the most Toxic Communication Pattern?

In Communication, Couples, Dating Tips, Divorce, Failing Marriage, Forgive, Marriage, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Resolutions, Separation, Stress by srobirosa

Toxic communication patterns have the capacity to cause tremendous damage to our relationships — whether they be with our families, partners, friends, or co-workers — to the point where they can even end the relationship altogether. Collectively studied and labeled as “The Four Horsemen”, by Dr. John Gottman, these negative communication patterns consist of criticism, defensiveness, contempt and stonewalling, and …

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Apologizing in a Relationship: Why is it important and how do I do it?

In Communication, Couples, Dating Tips, Forgive, Forgive, Marriage, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Resolutions, Separation, Stress by srobirosa

Apologizing isn’t just saying “I’m sorry” it’s also feeling, emotion, and action. Here are some expert tips to keep in your back pocket for the next time you’re apologizing to your partner.  Apologizing can be a difficult thing for many people to do; often times it takes setting your pride to the side to admit you were at fault. With …

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Psychological Flexibility: A Key Skill for Relationship Satisfaction

In Couples, Marriage, Psychological Flexibility, Relationships by srobirosa

Psychological flexibility is the ability to manage one’s behavior, and make specific concessions regarding one’s individual values, in order to maneuver through the distressing thoughts, feelings, pains or aches, pleasures or fatigues that life frequently presents us with.  Studies have indicated that psychological flexibility is an indicator of better mental health, quality of life, and higher symptom reduction. However, it …