emotional connection

How to Talk When You Want a Successful Outcome

Many people start relationship therapy or coaching with requests to communicate better. And we, as therapists and coaches, usually teach clients a lot about how to listen, as it is one of the very best things you can do for someone else. We all enjoy being listened to and being …

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Tips for Maintaining a Close Relationship

A successful and loving relationship takes maintenance. No matter how busy we become with life it is important to be sure we are tending to one of the most important investments in our life – our relationship. Everyone experiences stress and overly-filled schedules providing little family or relationship time. It is up …

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5 Ways to Increase Intimacy in Your Marriage

The Intimacy Project By D’Arcy Vanderpool, MA, MFT, PCC George and I have recently returned from an amazing vacation to Europe admiring castles, visiting palaces and museums, walking along cobblestone streets in medieval towns, experiencing awe in cathedrals and churches, and eating too much gourmet food paired with great regional wines. During …

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Private Marriage Retreats, a Specialized Marriage Counseling Experience

Recently I have had many inquiries about my Private Marriage Retreats. My thought in this post is to give you information for yourself or your friends who may benefit from one. You might also want to give yourself a retreat by spending an isolated and intimate weekend discussing difficulties and …

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Couple in Couples Therapy

What Do We Do in Counseling to Help a Couple Having Difficulties?

Recently I had a couple write to me and ask how I would help them in couples counseling. I thought I would send my response to them as a way of sharing with you what we do in counseling and how this might help you or someone you know. It …

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What Creates Good Memories or One Wedding, Four Exes, Rain, and No Sanitizer!

BUBBLE OF LOVE I attended a family wedding where people were so loving they joined two families and the extended spiritual family members, not just the bride and groom. The experience of being in their presence and being part of that presence was like living in a bubble of love …

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Marriage Conversation Skills for in and out the bedroom

Make Conversation Like You’re Making Love

Talking with your partner is like making love to them. Here’s how to tune into them so you’re both very happy.

If you want to fall in love again, you will want to learn how to share and be honest about your feelings, you will have to be realistic and logical without the drama, you will have to learn a few communication rules (like no name-calling), and mostly, you will need to be an awesome listener and responder.

Usually no one teaches you how to do these skills. Here is your opportunity to learn to be the BEST lover, the BEST listener, the BEST responder.

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