BY TAG: couples (17 articles)

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Couples’ Formula for Successful Requests

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

One of the most common communication issues I see in my couples’ sessions are difficulty with successful requests, or self-sabotaging requests. What do I mean by this? Often when we…


Bring Your Own Porn

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Porn can be a wonderful tool to learn more about your own desires and your partner’s turn-ons. It can provide a way to share new ideas from a distance -…


Codependent Couples

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Codependent Couples:

How to Heal from being Codependent on your Partner

    Codependency, a popular buzz-word today in many social circles, is still often misunderstood in relationships…


Premarital Counseling Q and A

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

Engaged? Planning your wedding? How will you plan for your marriage? This tip clarifies many of the questions people have before entering premarital counseling.

Q: What is Premarital Counseling?


Create Emotional Independence by Responding Versus Reacting

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

How many times have you walked away from an argument feeling worked up, overwhelmed, or defeated? Part of the challenge may be that you are too emotionally fused or codependent…


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…


Codependent Relationships

Posted by: Angie Dion, MFT, LMFT, Therapist

“You complete me,” Jerry Maguire says desperately to a teary-eyed Dorothy in the movie “Jerry Maguire.” She looks at him longingly as she accepts his apology and his proposal for…


How to Get Your Resistant Girlfriend Into Porn

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

            There are a lot of associations with pornography.  Just saying “I like pornography” aloud, never mind to your girlfriend, can conjure up several different feelings and beliefs.  Some of…


Types of Cohabitating Couples

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

Set yourselves up for cohabitating success by addressing the issues discussed in How to Move in with Your Lover*. This tip is about the common couple types to help…


How to Move in with your Lover

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

 Moving in with a significant other is a big step in your relationship. Sure, you may have already spent a lot of time together and practically lived together already. However…


Writing Your Newlywed Chapter

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

Some couples enter marriage believing nothing will change.  Maybe you already bought a house together, raised 3 children together or with the help of lawyers created living wills together Maybe…


Understanding You and Your Partner’s Attachment

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Have you ever become so frustrated with you partner that you say to yourself, “I just don’t understand him/her”, “What were they thinking”, and “What could possibly be their motivation…


Health Conscious Dating

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

After countless dates you are left broke, alone, and fatter. That’s right, fatter. For the past few months you have been living a glutton’s dream life. You get home from…


Couples Communication Skills Exercise

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Couples face many challenges in their relationships. One of the most common issues couples deal with is poor communication skills. Couples engaging in poor communication skills may break up…


Communicate without Anxiety

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

You have an idea that you want to communicate differently, but it can be difficult to make the behavioral changes necessary to put the new idea to work. Do not…


Couple’s Sculpting Exercise

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

Are you and your partner in need of a check up for a better understanding about the status of your relationship? We…


Navigating Living Alone Together

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Navigating Living Alone Together (LAT)

            In a time when the trend is going toward cohabitating prior to marriage, there is also a trend to Living Alone Together. What does that…