To understand the difference between happy and unhappy couples, John Gottman, a leader in couples research and therapy, began doing longitudinal studies of couples in the 1970s. From his research, he and his team developed a term called the 5-to-1 magic ratio which...
Wellness Blog | Kristi Schwegman, LCSW
Most of us are familiar with 1 Corinthians 13. It’s often recited at weddings and plastered on knick-knacks. But what can it teach us about our relationships? How can it help us be better at connecting, understanding, and deepening our levels of intimacy now?
Negative feelings toward your partner can creep up on you as days, months, and years go by. This may be why couples, on average, are six years late to start couples counseling.
We all have conflicts. It’s impossible to see eye-to-eye in every conversation and hold the same perspective with everyone we communicate with. So how do we manage conflicts, minimize frustration, and have constructive arguments rather than destructive ones?
Do you make excuses? Do you justify and list a myriad of reasons why you should or shouldn’t do something?
The idea of seeing a couples therapist can sit on the back burner for quite a while, thinking that it may be a good idea, but also feeling unsure of how to proceed or whether your specific problems can even be helped. Here are five common issues that couples often seek counseling for and that can definitely be helped.
Healthy communication leads to a healthy connection with others. Likewise, unhealthy communication leads to an unhealthy connection.
When you start practicing these 10 worry snatchers, watch your life change. The positive reinforcement that will naturally occur will keep you practicing to let those worries go.
At Holistic Wellness Practice, therapists help clients by getting to know them as a whole, complete person. A client’s problem might not be obvious and insight can be found through consideration of the whole person.
Since the coronavirus required us all to shelter-in-place and work virtually, I’ve been using our Simple Practice portal to provide video sessions with my couples. So what does virtual couples counseling look like?