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Why Is Couples Therapy Unsuccessful?

Why Is Couples Therapy Unsuccessful?

Why Is Couples Therapy Unsuccessful? I want to get real here and address some important aspects of couples therapy. Couples therapy sometimes gets a bad rap of being ineffective. And in all honesty, it’s true. There are many factors that contribute to the futile...
The Self-Care Dilemma

The Self-Care Dilemma

The Self-Care Dilemma Today’s guest post is written by Sarah E. Clark, LMFT, LMHC, CVRT. Sarah is the owner of Clark Counseling Solutions in Indianapolis, Indiana and she is the creator of the Idealationship app. How do you make self-care work in the context of...
A Couples Approach to Substance Abuse

A Couples Approach to Substance Abuse

A Couples Approach to Substance Abuse Relationship difficulties can be compounded when your partner struggles with a substance abuse problem. But, there’s good news, Behavioral Couples Therapy (BCT) can help. In her guest post, Lindsay Melka, LPC shares exactly...
7 Reasons You Are Struggling With Love

7 Reasons You Are Struggling With Love

7 Reasons You Are Struggling With Love The world of dating, love, relationships, and marriage can be a bit overwhelming at times. Has it always been this difficult? Or does modern society have something to do with it? As you take a look at the current status of your...
Weekend Activity: Netflix & Chill

Weekend Activity: Netflix & Chill

Weekend Activity: Netflix & Chill No matter if you want to LITERALLY Netflix & Chill, or Netflix & Chill as it has come to be known in pop culture, there’s something for you in this post. If Netflix & Chill (in either capacity) is your usual routine,...
The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #4 Stonewalling

The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #4 Stonewalling

The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #4 Stonewalling Welcome back to the Four Horsemen Blog Series. This is the final post in this series so, if you haven’t done so already, read about the first three horsemen – Criticism, Contempt, and Defensiveness – before...
The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #3 Defensiveness

The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #3 Defensiveness

The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #3 Defensiveness Welcome back to the Four Horsemen Blog Series. This is the third of four posts in this series. Be sure to read about the first horseman, Criticism, and the second horsemen, Contempt. The Third Horseman –...
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...

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