If you suffer a physical injury, would you wait weeks or even years before seeing a doctor? Probably not, because you know that a doctor can assess what’s wrong and treat it before things gets worse! Unfortunately, most couples don’t think of emotional injuries in the same way. The average couple waits six years before seeking help, and by that point it … More The stigma of couples therapy: Gottman Marriage Minute
Free anxiety and depression screenings, contact me via my website contact information and let me know your email to receive your free screening tool (specify which screening you are interested in). Don’t allow anxiety or depression hold you hostage from living y our life! Transformational coaching removes the pathological or pathogenic aspects that the … More New Year – New You!
Have you ever thought, I am just minding my own business and all of a sudden compost happens? Clomp! Life catches you by surprise! Our once seemingly green lawn begins to show unearthed foundations, a labyrinth of roots with entangled feelings and emotions. For example, we may be faced with financial fears that bring on … More Seeds of our Fears
We often hear about toxins from the environment and how they affect our health and well being. Emotional toxins can be as damaging as any poison! Emotional toxins may result in issues related to the following: Developmental Immaturity Core Issues Functional Behaviors Dysfunctional Behaviors Self-Esteem Valuable Control of others Self-worth Manipulation Self-value Arrogance Boundary Restrained … More Emotional Toxins and Detox
Work stress Work stress has become an increasing factor in marital dissatisfaction. The days of “Honey, I’m home!” are gone for many families. Most likely “Honey” is working, too, and has an inbox full of emails to respond to. Your task is to make your marriage a place of peace. Acknowledge that at the end of a long, stressful … More The Marriage Minute ~ Gottman Institute
Intimacy is greater than intercourse We’ve been conditioned to think about sex in terms of quantity and quality of intercourse. This misses the mark. Sex isn’t about the act. It’s about the connection. There are seasons of life when capacity and tolerance for sex fluctuates. The mark of a healthy sex life cannot be measured by a … More The Marriage Minute ~ Gottman Institute
The positive need Ask your partner, “What do you need to feel loved?” This takes the guesswork out of marriage. It’s also an opportunity to ask for what you need, too. It’s important to say what you need, not what you don’t need. For example, “I need you to support me” instead of, “I don’t … More The Marriage Minute ~ Gottman Institute