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The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #2 Contempt

The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #2 Contempt

The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #2 Contempt Welcome to the Four Horsemen Blog Series. This is the second of four posts in this series. Be sure to read the first post for an introduction and overview of the series. Additionally, you will want to learn all about...
The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #1 Criticism

The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #1 Criticism

The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #1 Criticism Introduction To The Four Horsemen Blog Series For those of you who are not familiar with Dr. John Gottman, he is a superstar to those of us in the world of couples therapy. He has spent the last 40+ years completing...
Weekend Activity: Beat The Heat

Weekend Activity: Beat The Heat

Weekend Activity: Beat The Heat This weekend activity is inspired by the beautiful, sunny, warm weather we’ve been having here in Asheville, and will continue to have, provided the forecast holds true. We live in the perfect location to beat the heat, with so many...
Weekend Activity: Build A Campfire

Weekend Activity: Build A Campfire

The nights have been great for warming up by a nice toasty campfire. This weekend, plan to spend a few hours with your sweetie around a campfire or firepit. Here’s what you do:   1) Tell your favorite scary campfire story.   I remember when I was a kid there...
Are You Having An Emotional Affair?

Are You Having An Emotional Affair?

What exactly is an emotional affair you say? Well, the term emotional affair – according to the encyclopedia definition – describes a bond between two people that mimics the closeness and emotional intimacy of a romantic relationship while never being physically...
Weekend Activity: Play Games

Weekend Activity: Play Games

If both of you enjoy playing games – whether video games or board games – this will be an easy, yet beneficial, weekend activity. However, there may be some of you who get perturbed by your partner’s screen time while playing video games. All I ask of you is to give...
How To Reboot Your Out-Of-Tune Relationships

How To Reboot Your Out-Of-Tune Relationships

Welcome back to the Unearth Your Passion Relationship Blog from AVL Couples Therapy! This week I have a guest post from an amazing therapist out of the Twin Cities. Brian Zirngible has recently opened his private practice in Burnsville, Minnesota, and his work focuses...
Weekend Activity: Get Back To Your Roots

Weekend Activity: Get Back To Your Roots

This Saturday is Genealogy Day, a great day to look into your own roots. You don’t have to go back generations to make this activity useful, although it may be interesting to find out what your great-great-great-grandmother was up to back in her day. In this activity...
10 Tips To Master Co-Parenting

10 Tips To Master Co-Parenting

Are you separated or divorced, and having a difficult time co-parenting with your ex? If so, you are not alone. Parting ways with someone is often a difficult experience. And when you have a child with this someone, things can get complicated. Amanda Dutton of Healthy...
Weekend Activity: Read Your Partner’s Favorite Book

Weekend Activity: Read Your Partner’s Favorite Book

Not everyone is an avid book reader. Keep this in mind. If you two are not very excited about this activity just skip it. Do something this weekend that you do enjoy. And have fun! Now, for those of you who devour books – or at least do not loathe them – give this...
Meditation For Healthy Relationships

Meditation For Healthy Relationships

Today’s guest post is by Jeannie Ball of the Asheville Transcendental Meditation Center. Having practiced Transcendental Meditation, or TM, for over 5 years myself, I can attest to the stress relieving properties of the technique. Not only does TM relieve stress, it...

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