Maybe Communication Isn’t the Only Answer to Creating Intimacy

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Maybe Communication Isn’t the Only Answer to Creating Intimacy

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Maybe Communication Isn’t the Only Answer to Creating Intimacy

“Intimacy transcends the physical. It is a feeling of closeness that isn’t about proximity, but of belonging.” Steve Maraboli

 

Men and women clearly have different strengths.

Women are naturally better at communicating than men. There have been a wide number of studies showing that women possess a larger vocabulary, process information and speak more quickly, literally using more words every day than men do.

And likewise, there are a number of things that men are naturally better at than women, such as problem solving, being direct and to-the-point, and even excelling at some mental tasks.

Science has told ...continue reading...

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Communication and Relationships: This Blew My Mind

“Communication is the fuel that keeps the fire of your relationship burning. Without it, your relationship goes cold.” William Paisley

The health of our relationships is directly tied to our ability to communicate. When we don’t do it well, it creates conflicts and disconnection in our relationships. And when we do it well, we create relationships that feel more open, honest and trusting.

But maybe you knew that already…

Here’s something I recently read that blew my mind:

When asked what they would like more of in their marriage that they don’t currently have – both men and women ...continue reading...

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Thirty Phrases that can Save a Troubled Marriage

Words are powerful. And although actions are important, our words can be the things that either divide us further or soften us to one another. Sometimes, just a simple phrase can de-escalate an argument or soften someone’s heart enough for them to hear you or engage with you differently.

Imagine you come home late from working all day and the house is a mess, the kids are running around crazy and your husband is sitting on the sofa in front of the TV. Assuming he’s being lazy, you might instantly feel angry and resentful. Your natural reaction might be ...continue reading...

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The Disconnected Marriage

“The key problem I encounter working with wounded, depressed, and unhappy people is a lack of connection…starting from a disconnection from themselves and then with others.” David W. Earle

 

After 23 years together, Pamela finally reached out for help.

In her application to me she shared, He is not there for me emotionally. We don’t hug, we don’t kiss, we don’t touch.  I feel empty and unwanted. I’m not sure how much longer I can take it. I don’t know how to leave and I don’t know how to stay.

But Pamela’s words could be any of the hundreds ...continue reading...

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Our Happiness: Our Job

“You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served.” Nina Simone

Anne has an ex-husband that is also a part-time terrorist; I’m convinced of it. She also has a business relationship that’s borderline abusive that she’s trying to un-wind. She’s an incredibly caring person with a good spirit and never treats anyone unkindly. Anne just wants the people in her life to treat her with the same kindness and respect that she extends to everyone else.

Kayla is separated from her husband. He wants her to become a Stepford Wife with ...continue reading...

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When the Answer is No

“Within the space of love, I own my “yes” and my “no,” both my gentleness and my firmness.” Marianne Williamson

Brooke and her fiancée had broken up several months ago after she discovered repeated infidelity. Now, her fiancée is attempting to reconcile, promising that things will be different. Of course, she doesn’t really believe that he has changed and has no intention of being disrespected by him again. So, she responds to his texts and calls with a lot of what she calls “edge.”

“Edge” can be defined as the very direct and biting remarks that would throw almost ...continue reading...

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