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A Good Marriage Counselor Is Also a Good Listener

Have you ever left a counseling session feeling really good about the results? If so, perhaps you also found yourself thinking that your counselor was a good listener. There are good reasons behind your thoughts and feelings. Counselors are listeners first and foremost. They can’t do what they do effectively without giving their full attention …

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Couples Counseling

Why Couple’s Counseling Is Rarely a One-and-Done Experience

Anyone who has successfully utilized couple’s counseling to repair a broken relationship knows that the experience is rarely a one-and-done thing. In other words, couples do not spend one hour with a counselor and suddenly solve all their problems. A typical therapy regimen includes multiple sessions spread out over a period of time. It can …

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Online Counseling during Covid

With COVID Still Around, Should I Consider Online Counseling?

We make it our mission here at Relationships & More to offer as many therapy and counseling opportunities as we can in Rye and throughout Westchester County. Our job has been made more difficult by the ongoing COVID crisis. Like everyone else, we have to offer counseling services with a mind toward not exposing people …

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It’s Okay to Not See Eye-to-Eye on Everything

Somewhere along the way, our culture lost sight of the realities of personal relationships. We have bought into the Hollywood fantasy of romantic partners always seeing eye-to-eye on everything. Some of us even grew up dreaming of perfect marriages in which words of disagreement were never spoken. Well, guess what? Such thinking is neither realistic …

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Limerence What It Is and How It Affects Romantic Relationships

Limerence: What It Is and How It Affects Romantic Relationships

Defining what it means to be in love is pretty tough. Being in love is an abstract concept that means different things to different people. Furthermore, when we talk about the thoughts and emotions normally associated with being in love, what we are really talking about is something known as ‘limerence’. Limerence is a common …

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5 Reasons Communicating with Others Can Be Difficult

Effective communication is paramount to solid and fulfilling relationships. That much we know. What we don’t know so much about is why we tend to have trouble communicating with one another. Why is it that a husband and wife, after living together for decades, find it difficult to have simple conversations? Why do teenagers and …

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Couples Therapy

What Does It Really Mean to Fall Out of Love?

Whether we call it couples’ counseling, relationship therapy, or something altogether different, the one thing every session has in common is the topic of love. Couples and their counselors talk about both falling in and out of love. But these two phrases are ambiguous. Couples come to us claiming they are falling out of love. …

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When Is Adolescent Counseling Appropriate for Children?

Professional counseling and therapy are excellent tools for maintaining mental health. But just like with your physical health, you do not have to wait until something is terribly wrong to visit with a therapist. Take adolescent counseling, for example. Adolescent counseling is not just for children already diagnosed with a serious mental health concern. It …

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