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What To Do When Your Partner Asks For ‘Space’

 The words “I need space” can be nerve-wracking in any relationship. Just seeing them pop up in a chat bubble could lead to worst-case scenarios, such as… Have they fallen out of love? Are they going to break up with me? Am I suffocating them? When a partner asks for “space” could also mean different things in different contexts. So the answer to the above questions will depend on factors like: How long you’ve been …

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How Happy Marriages Stay Happy: 7 Signs Of A Rock-Solid Relationship – As Seen In – Fatherly

How do marriages stay happy and not end up in divorce? In an article by Fatherly, couple therapists, including our founder Dr. Dana McNeil, shed light on some of the most important things couples should do to keep a happy and healthy marriage. They have put these views together in a list of the 7 Signs Of A Rock-Solid Relationship. To top the list, Dr. McNeil stressed that building friendship in a marriage is one …

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Are You Emotionally Ready For A New Relationship? 12 Questions To Ask Yourself

New years are for fresh starts. It may also be the best time to go out there and meet the love of your life. Starting a new relationship may feel surreal, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for some. For someone who came out of a toxic relationship,  entering a new one can be emotionally daunting. Past traumatic events may hinder you from seeing a person as they are. You might also have a …

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What The “You Never Want To Have Sex!” Fight Is Really About – As Seen In – Fatherly

The “You never want to have sex!” argument isn’t always just about sex. An article published by Fatherly talked about this matter and discussed how a couple’s sex life can be affected by much deeper problems in the relationship. Our founder, Dr. Dana McNeil laid out her expert opinions on this matter, suggesting that the lack of sexual or intimate desire happens when one partner might be experiencing a lot of stress. “People who are …

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9 Couples Therapy Exercises That Should Be In Every Couple’s Repertoire – As Seen In – Fatherly

Couples therapy exercises, whether or not you’re in active therapy, will always be helpful to improve your relationship as a couple. An article published by Fatherly suggests 9 examples of couples therapy exercises that should be in every couple’s repertoire. One of the exercises from this list says that couples should hold “state of the union” meetings. This was recommended by no other than our founder, Dr. Dana McNeil. Here’s an article snippet: State of …

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These 2 Magic Words Will Instantly Improve Your Sex Life – As Seen In – Candidly

Having a healthy sex life contributes to a happier relationship. In this article by Candidly, it is said that there are two words that can positively impact a couple’s sex life. These are the words “Thank You” Dr. Dana McNeil, our founder, elaborated more on this, sharing why gratitude is essential in a relationship, and that couples should practice being more vocal about it. Here’s a snippet from the article: According to Dr. Dana McNeil …

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Ways To Reflect On the Year Gone By

2022 is coming to a close. Knowing how to reflect on the year gone by is a form of self-assessment so you can be a better version of yourself. With an end-of-year reflection, you’ll assess your own performance from an impartial and honest perspective. You’ll sit down and focus on how well you did in some areas, which areas you should improve on, and how you’ll improve on them.  Of course, there will be certain …

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How To Deal with Holiday Stress As A Couple

The holidays are a time for joy and togetherness for many people. They’re a time to enjoy good company, celebrate, rest, and reconnect. That said, we all come to the festive season excited — and anxious — about different things. Understanding these differences can help us comfortably accommodate each other, ensuring a better time for all.  Of course, no two families are alike. Five unique things can stress five people sitting at the same dinner …

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Sleeping With The Enemy? – As Seen In – Verve Magazine

Politics can trigger opposing views, which can often turn friends and families into foes and enemies. But how would couples deal with this if it’s negatively affecting their relationship? Verve Magazine dives deeper into this topic with the article ‘Sleeping With The Enemy?’ They asked our founder, Dr. Dana McNeil to share her expert views on this. “The ideal way to talk about political differences as a couple involves both partners sitting down and talking …

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How To Make Long-Distance Relationships Work

To some, long-distance relationships are a deal-breaker. But if you’re currently in one, do you find yourself struggling with how to make long-distance work? With the proliferation of online dating apps and communication platforms, there are a lot of ways to start a committed and stable long-distance relationship. Maybe you’ve met your potential soulmate online and currently live far away from them. Or, it could be that one of you had to temporarily relocate due …

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