Relationship

Here are some resources for those seeking information on relationships.

stonewalling in marriage

4 Constructive Ways To Respond And React To Your Stonewalling Partner

Conflict is unavoidable, whether it’s between you and your kids, co-workers, or your significant other. The higher the stakes in the relationship, the more it is likely to hurt. People respond in different ways. Stonewalling in marriage is often knee-jerk response individuals may use to protect themselves when the emotional tide becomes too overwhelming. It’s not unlike a fight or flight response. It is an emotional escape. What Is Stonewalling and How Does It Affect …

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applying the gottman sound relationship house theory in marriage

7 Ways You Can Practice The Sound Relationship House Theory In Your Marriage

The Sound Relationship House is a foundational theory introduced and developed by Dr. John Gottman. It says that a foundationally strong relationship is like a house. It contains weight-bearing pillars and floors that help couples establish a strong link. This structure, called the Sound Relationship House, has provided numerous couples with the foundations they need to have happy, healthy relationships that last. Gottman Sound Relationship House assists couples in managing their marriages and developing problem-solving …

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explaining polyamory to partner

Explaining Polyamory To Your Partner: 9 Useful Tips

When people in a relationship are used to being monogamous, getting into a polyamorous relationship is a difficult concept to grasp. There is some stigma and misunderstanding when it comes to polyamory. Many people don’t even know what being polyamorous entails, while others may be intimidated by the idea of entering an open relationship. This is why explaining polyamory to your partner can be extremely challenging. As such, it’s important for couples to understand what …

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relationship resolutions for couples

10 Relationship Resolutions Couples Should Commit To Every Year

As the new year rolls around, many people start to make resolutions to improve their way of living. While this is a great way to start the year off on the right foot, it’s also important to remember that your marriage should be one of your top priorities too. For married couples, there will be stages in your marriage when you’ll find it difficult to rekindle your passion and closeness with your spouse. Maybe you’re …

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Shared Meaning

How to Create Shared Meaning as Newlyweds or Newly Engaged

The wonders of the holidays feel special for those who are newly engaged or celebrating for the first time as newlyweds. Couples can feel happy and potentially anxious about how to use them as a springboard to make meaningful memories and celebrate them in a way that uniquely defines them as a couple.

20 Ways to Find love in 2022

20 Different Ways to Find Love in 2022 – As Seen In – Ask Men

Our founder, Dr. Dana McNeil, was recently featured in an article written for Ask Men Magazine. Experts were asked, “What is your top way to find love in 2022?” Dr. Dana offered tip number 5. 5. Network With Dates Who Didn’t Work Out This may seem like strange advice, but according to marriage and family therapist Dana McNeil, the more you expand your social circle, the more likely it is you’ll meet someone. “If you …

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Stolen Pur Hearts podcast

Pets and Your Relationship

Our founder, Dr. Dana McNeil, chatted with Nyree host of the Stolen Our Heart Podcast, about pets and their impact on a couple’s relationship. She answered questions about resentment, sharing of tasks, boundaries, choice of pet, when is the best time to get a pet, when is something a dealbreaker, and more.

The Gifts of Showing Your Gratitude for Each Other

The Gifts of Showing Your Gratitude for Each Other

This piece was originally published on Gottman.com and is republished here with permission from the Gottman Institute. How a simple “thank you” can create connection As a couple, did you know that you’re not required to do nice things for each other? Did you know you don’t have to want to do those things? It’s true. That’s why anything you or your partner do for each other is a gift.   While many of my clients give me …

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"Practicing Polyamory" Podcast

Practicing Polyamory – Podcast Interview

Having a solid foundation for your polyamorous relationship Relationships can sometimes face unrealistic societal standards. No matter what kind of relationship you’re in, there’s always something to achieve or strive for. Being in a polyamorous relationship, not only do you feel the pressure of achieving that unattainable perfection, but you also want to make sure when you’re working on that in your relationship that you feel heard, validated, and safe. I recently had the privilege …

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Types of Couples Therapy

Types of Couples Therapy: 9 Great Options to Decide Between

Find Out Which Type of Couples Therapy Is Best for You Seeking help can be a challenging thing for some people. Whether it be pride, fear, or lack of knowledge about the subject, something prevents many people from attending marriage counseling.  However, marriage counseling and couples therapy can be beneficial in all types of relationships. In fact, couples who participate in counseling together have a 30 percent higher marital success rate than couples who do …

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