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What is the most Toxic Communication Pattern?

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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?

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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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Should You Forgive and Forget?

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Forgiveness is not condoning, excusing, forgetting, pardoning or even reconciliation. Forgiveness is an intentional and voluntary process by which a victim/hurt person undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense. So by this definition, it is all about changing the feeling and thoughts around the actions that hurt us.   We all have that one person (or more …