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Feeling Like a Team in your Relationship

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

A good relationship allows each person to feel supported, and that they and their partner are on the same team. Each person can trust that their partner is invested in…


How to Create More Intimacy in Your Relationship

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

For many of us, the early stages of courting our partner involved a lot of resources and commitment to making the relationship a priority. In fact, we may have been…


How to Keep Romance Alive After Kids

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

The power of an infant’s smile, coo, or laughter is unimaginable. Some people report feeling an overwhelming, primal urge to keep that tiny human safe and loved at all costs…


Expectations For Marriage Counseling

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

How do you know what you should expect out of marriage counseling? This tip will help guide your expectations for marriage counseling regardless of the presenting issue you two are…


Space for Emotional Availability

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Space for Emotional Availability

There are two kinds of “space” one has in this world. The space that a person has in their own head, and the space that a person…


Communication for Couples: Focusing on Solvable Problems

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Couples Therapy / Marriage Counseling in Philadelphia: ways for couples to communicate about solvable problems.  This is for the couple that communicates fairly well most of the time but would…


Effective Communication: Learning to Listen and Validate

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Couples Counseling in Philadelphia: Effective communication is essential in our relationships.  Unfortunately, communicating effectively during disagreements can be easier said than done.  A common complaint that is heard with couples who…


How To Nurture Your Relationship

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Couples Therapy / Marriage Counseling in Philadelphia: Showing Your Lover You Care with Actions: How To Nurture Your Relationship

Are you and your partner struggling with intimacy? Do you find you and…


5 Ways to Fix Communication With Your Partner Today

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Center for Growth / Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling in Philadelphia: 5 ways to improve communication with your partner TODAY.

Have you recently felt like you and your partner constantly argue…


Redirecting your Post-Wedding Day Blues

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Redirecting your post wedding day blues: Many newlyweds can recall the many bits of advice they received leading up to the wedding day, “Enjoy every moment, the day goes by in…


Automatic Negative Thoughts and Core Beliefs

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Automatic negative thoughts and core beliefs are the two main roots of anxiety and depression.  People who suffer from anxiety and depression, usually have a maladaptive thought process that…


Shacking Up: We decided to move in together, now what?

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Couples Therapy in Philadelphia: Shacking up: We decided to move in together, now what? So the two of you sat down, had the painful discussions as recommended in the first tip…


Improving Relationships

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Couples Counseling / Marriage Therapy in Philadelphia

Improving Relationships - Requires Taking Action depending on the severity of the imbalance in your relationship, you may want to seek help from a…


Coping with a passive aggressive partner

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Recognize and Deal with a Passive Aggressive Partner - Learning to Read Between the Lines

How women can recognize and deal with a passive aggressive partner: While not everyone can say exactly…


Practicing Fair Fighting

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Practicing Fair Fighting Techniques

Step one:

* After listening to your partner’s position, summarize what she said. In your summary, withhold your perspective. To help you do a better summary, start off…

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