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How can we bring our best selves to the relationships that are most sacred in our lives? These resources are a helpful starting place as well as a helpful returning place. Because relationships are one big life-long practice.

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Behind every criticism is a wish. If I say “I wish,” I have to put myself out there. It means I want something and I can be refused. I can be rejected. I can be not heard. And in a relationship that is not secure, I will defend against that. I don’t want to show you that side of me. So instead of saying what I want, I’ll say what you didn’t do. That’s the criticism. What you didn’t do and what’s wrong with you is safer, in some bizarre way, than to tell you what is special about me and what… Relationship Expert, Relationship Therapy, Relationships, I Don T Want, What I Want, I Can, Fighting Fair, I Wish I Had, Best Self

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Behind every criticism is a wish. If I say “I wish,” I have to put myself out there. It means I want something and I can be refused. I can be rejected. I can be not heard. And in a relationship that is not secure, I will defend against that. I don’t want to show you that side of me. So instead of saying what I want, I’ll say what you didn’t do. That’s the criticism. What you didn’t do and what’s wrong with you is safer, in some bizarre way, than to tell you what is special about me and what…

Older singles in their and are thumbing their noses at the notion of couple-hood as an expectation—or even a desire. Relationship Therapy, Relationships, Staying Single, Happy Alone, The Fray, Single People, Passion Project, Body Warmer

Why older singles aren't looking to couple up | Considerable

Single people in their 50s and 60s are thumbing their noses at the notion of couple-hood as an expectation — or even a desire.

Recalibration Protocol - M Make A Proposal, Relationship Therapy, Stop Fighting, Take Your Time, Stand Up For Yourself, Frame Of Mind, Explain Why, Care About You, Best Self

Recalibration Protocol - M | The Couples Clinic

Recalibration Protocol (I have a male partner) 1. CHOOSE (Which way are you going to go?) Which of the following things is most important to you right now? Getting your partner to realize that his thinking or actions are (or were) out of line, or Getting your partner to care about your feelings, seriously consider... Read More

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Grieving for What We Never Had in Less Than Ideal Families. | Rebelle Society

Grieving is not about blaming, but simply an acknowledging the tragic nature of events. If anger comes up in this process, we shall honor that too.

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An ABZ of Love: Kurt Vonnegut’s Favorite Vintage Danish Illustrated Guide to Sexuality

From common sense to conjugal bliss, by way of corsets and chivalry.

Our goal at The Gottman Institute is to provide antidotes for the Four Horsemen by teaching couples to effectively manage conflict, enhance positive affect and friendship, and create shared meaning in the relationship. Relationship Therapy, Ending A Relationship, Relationship Repair, Marriage And Family, Marriage Advice, Marriage Help, Gottman Method, Gottman Institute, Divorce

Manage Conflict: The Aftermath of a Fight

In the aftermath of a fight or regrettable incident, you can use the following format to increase understanding between you and your partner.

Attachment and Differentiation in Relationships: An Interview with Ellyn Bader, Ph. Relationship Therapy, Relationships, Differentiation, Best Self, Ph, Interview, Relationship, Dating

Attachment and Differentiation in Relationships: An Interview with Ellyn Bader, Ph.D.

Differentiation requires the risk of being open to growth and being honest not only with your partner, but also with yourself.

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22 Questions to Reignite Love -

Occasionally, our relationships need to get re-started. We love one another but a lot has accumulated that we haven’t properly dealt with. Certain things haven’t been said, resentments may have built up, playfulness has been neglected and there is a lot we should – but haven’t found the words – to express. So we’ve drawn...

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Interdependence Is the Tie That Binds -

Stan Tatkin teaches that the ground-level purpose for pair bonding, other than procreation, is survival—two people bound together by a mutual interest to be safe and secure in the world. Also, he says, you should think of yourselves as being sweethearts.

Exposing the Myth of 'Happy Wife Happy Life' - The Good Men Project Relationship Therapy, The Better Man Project, Happy Wife, Best Self, Marriage, Good Things, Men, Life, Valentines Day Weddings

Exposing the Myth of 'Happy Wife Happy Life' - The Good Men Project

It may seem like a great idea but this myth can have serious implications to a man, and his marriage.

Martha Kauppi on Working with Open Relationships Relationship Therapy, Open Relationship, Relationships, Polyamorous Relationship, Best Self, Couch, Couples, Sofas, Couple

086: Martha Kauppi on Working with Open Relationships | Shane Birkel | The Couples Therapist Couch

There is a growing reality of non-traditional couples who are coming in for relationship therapy. People who are in polyamorous relationships, want to open up their relationship or are among a number of other sexually marginalized populations are looking for guidance. As therapists we might not always know how to work with these types of …