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Love Bombing What It Is and Is it Always Bad

Love Bombing What Is It and Is It Always Bad?

In recent years, we’ve come up with some pretty interesting terms to describe the many aspects of dysfunctional relationships. One such term is ‘love bombing’. Perhaps you’ve read about it online or seen videos on YouTube from relationship counselors or couples therapists. But do you understand what love bombing is? Love bombing can technically occur …

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How Long Should Couples Wait Before Going to Therapy?

How Long Should Couples Wait before Going to Therapy

Every industry has its frequently asked questions (FAQs). In the field of psychotherapy, a common FAQ is how long a couple should wait before going to therapy. Unfortunately, far too many couples get started quite late in the process. If they had sought out couples therapy earlier, improving their relationships could have been a bit …

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How People Sabotage Couples Therapy Without Trying

How People Sabotage Relationship Therapy Without Trying

We therapists need to admit that there are times when one or both partners in relationship therapy attend sessions with the goal of sabotaging them. They do not want to be there. They do not think relationship therapy can help. So in order to avoid having to continue with endless sessions, they attempt to bring …

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Your Life Doesn’t Have to Be a Mess to Benefit from Counseling

There is a common misconception that therapists only counsel with people whose lives are a mess. No doubt that every therapist sees their fair share of messy lives. It comes with the territory. But know this: your life doesn’t have to be a mess to benefit from counseling services. We like to think of counseling …

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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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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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Healing Your Relationship after a Terrible Fight

Bringing your relationship back to equilibrium after a major fight is a challenging task. No matter what you both have concluded, but arguments can put a damper on various things. When it comes to recovering from a bad fight, it has two significant sides. Firstly, personal healing requires a reflective approach to your beliefs and …

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Tips for Keeping the Spark Burning in Your Relationship

When the holiday cheer calls, office parties, and family time are taking center stage so, it becomes easy to put your relationship on the backburner. Stress can affect your relationship but, holiday stress can be challenging for many people. It may trigger seasonal depression and anxiety so if you plan to see family members, then …

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