Navigating PTSD as a Supportive Spouse: Understanding and Empathy
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Navigating PTSD as a Supportive Spouse: Understanding and Empathy

Living with a partner who has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can present unique challenges for both of you. As a loving and supportive spouse, it’s essential to educate yourself about PTSD and its impact on your loved one’s life. By gaining understanding and practicing empathy, you can create a nurturing environment that promotes healing and…

GIVE Skill: Building Bridges of Connection
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GIVE Skill: Building Bridges of Connection

In the realm of emotional intelligence, the GIVE skill shines as a true gem. GIVE, a fundamental component of DBT, stands for Gentle, Interested, Validating, and Easy manner. This powerful skill serves as a bridge of connection in your interpersonal interactions, allowing you to navigate conflicts and build meaningful relationships. How to Practice the GIVE…

INTENTIONAL PARENTING: HOW DO I GET THERE?
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INTENTIONAL PARENTING: HOW DO I GET THERE?

Have you ever wondered, “what is the right way to raise my children?” Or, “what is the best strategy for when my child has a tantrum?” “When should I ignore or when is it time to take action?”   Without a doubt at some point we have all questioned our ability as parents. Being good…

Are Your Relationships Meaningful? – Here’s How to Tell
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Are Your Relationships Meaningful? – Here’s How to Tell

As we grow and mature, we gain new relationships as we go on. Some are romantic, while others are friendly. And still others are professional. When you form relationships, you may wonder: How do I know if my relationships are meaningful? It’s not always easy to tell, especially since many relationships nowadays are quite superficial….

5 Ways to Handle Relationship Conflict and Strengthen Your Bond
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5 Ways to Handle Relationship Conflict and Strengthen Your Bond

5 Ways to Handle Relationship Conflict and Strengthen Your Bond No relationship is perfect, and conflicts do occur. Just because you have disagreements with your partner doesn’t mean your relationship is doomed or in trouble.  In fact, it could mean just the opposite. It all depends on how you handle relationship conflict.  There are right…

How to Know If You Need to Visit a Marriage Counselor – 8 Signs
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How to Know If You Need to Visit a Marriage Counselor – 8 Signs

No matter how perfect your relationship felt at the start, it’s going to take work to build a successful and long term marriage. Granted, some people might have a slight advantage because of their upbringing. Mostly, though, marriages are just tough work. Plenty of couples face obstacles. Sometimes, these hurdles are easy to overcome, and…

How Marriage Counseling Can Help You Meet the Needs of Your Blended Family
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How Marriage Counseling Can Help You Meet the Needs of Your Blended Family

Your son is ignoring you while your daughter is angry. What do you do? In a typical family, this would not be an easy question. However, you and your partner are part of a blended family. One, in which, both of you bring together children from previous relationships into a new family. This can be an exciting and…