Words. We all use them. We all listen to them. We all communicate with them. They're helpful. They’re useful. They're beneficial. But yet, they can wound, destroy, and wreck our lives. Do you think about the words you use? Do you know the words you love to hear? Do...
Wellness Blog | Kristi Schwegman, LCSW
Many people are having mental health challenges due to Covid and all that has transpired since 2020. Even if you’re not struggling with diagnosable mental health concerns, you may be experiencing increased irritability and moodiness.
Marriages have rough patches, stressful transitions, and unexpected tragedies. It’s normal and healthy to realize that you need help. Here are a few tips for finding a good marriage counselor.
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.
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?
Making the choice to go to couples counseling is a big step. Additionally, if you aren’t familiar with what therapy is all about, it can feel mysterious and confusing.
Healthy communication leads to a healthy connection with others. Likewise, unhealthy communication leads to an unhealthy connection.