Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations For a Lifetime of Love, by Sue Johnson is a great book for couples that want to improve their communication. Sometimes when couples argue it isn't always about the dishes. Hold Me Tight helps couples learn to identify their feelings behind the arguments in order to help bring couples closer together by making them feel heard and understood. It also talks about and explains attachment theory which I think everyone should be educated on.
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Sometimes it brings you closer together, other times it might mean growing further apart.
It is time to stop saying marriage is about compromise.
This time of year like the carol says, can be the most wonderful time of the year. However it can also be the most stressful time of the year, but I can see how that would not make for a good song. Never the less, this time of year can be extremely stressful when it comes to family, and extended family gatherings.
“What do you do?” is a question I never like to hear, and never know how to answer. When I try to answer it I usually get the same responses. The first response is a surprised “oh…” followed by the silence and contemplation that I can either read minds (I can’t) or that I am quietly psychoanalyzing them (I’m not).
with the beautiful Seattle summer behind us and cold wet Seattle gray upon us, self-care is more important than ever during the time when seasonal depression starts to kick in. So whether you're battling seasonal depression or just neglecting your own needs, here are three things you can do to implement self-care into your life to make sure you are taking care of yourself.
Some believe an ideal marriage is where the husband provides and the wife takes care of the kids and the home. They might believe this is the way marriage is designed to be, and that it is the way it has always been; except it's not, and it has never been.
Compromise can be healthy, but asking your partner to compromise their personality can be stifling. Relationships need more understanding and support, instead of compromise.
Like any sitcom or romantic comedy will tell you, love complicates things. History will tell you that love and these complications are the reason for the increase in divorce, but it wasn’t always like this. In fact for the majority of human history love didn’t complicate marriage because it wasn’t a major factor for getting married in the first place.