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Feeling Out of Synch With Your Partner?

Couples Therapy Groups produce transformations, both internally as well as within the couple relationship. Being in a relationship can be incredibly healing. It can heal you in a complete turnabout from your family of origin issues. But it can also be challenging, stressful, and feel unharmonious at times when either member of the couple is […]

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Time For Each Other

Do we make enough time for the two of us? Often times, couples come to therapy and that’s the only conversation they have all week. With so many obligations like work, taking care of the children, paying bills, maintaining the home, and social events, couples often don’t have time for each other or themselves. Stress […]

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Relationships Group – Why It Works

Everyone seems to think that relationships are things that just happen. Not so. Relationships need to be nurtured so they can develop into good relationships, or they become dysfunctional and fail. Why do relationships fail? We may notice that we seem to continually get into patterns with lovers, friends, and family that don’t serve us […]

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Couples Therapy Group – Building Emotional Intimacy And Better Communication, Part 2

In my previous blog posting, I talked about two of the three key points we’ve been focusing on in the Couples Therapy group – sensitivity to your partner, and staying connected to your partner. The topic of this posting is the third key point – learning better methods of communication. Communication There are different levels […]

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Couples Therapy Group – Building Emotional Intimacy And Better Communication, Part 1

We’ve been doing some really good work in the Couples Therapy group, learning how to build the foundations of emotional intimacy and discovering how to communicate better. The key points we’ve been focusing on are sensitivity to your partner, staying connected to your partner, and learning better methods of communication. Sensitivity Couples often have confusion […]

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How Triggers Affect Connections in Relationship

In order to create safety in relationships, both people must start talking about their triggers with each other. If you are feeling triggered, you have to first understand what the trigger is, where it comes from, and what you can do to help yourself. So it’s not only insight but also strategy, behavior change, and […]

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Marriage Daily Dialogue Questions For Couples

By Susan Regan, MFT One of the things I have clients do regularly when they’re working on their relationships is to sign up for Marriage Daily Dialogue Question. I want them to see if any of these questions on this website could help them deal with some of the issues that are going on in […]

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Activities to Deepen Your Relationship

By Susan Regan, MFT Activities to Deepen your Relationship Here are a few activities to deepen your relationship: you don’t need to do these all at once. Space them out over a month. Just take one or two things that you think would be most helpful to the two of you. 1.     Think of one […]

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Understand the Emotional Impact of Separation

By Susan Regan, MFT What bad habits did you get into in your long-term relationship? Often times I’ve heard folks say that their long term relationship changed them. They stopped doing things that made them feel happy and they experience less joy. In long term relationships we sometimes question why we were together and where […]

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