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Conscious Uncoupling Starts With Unconscious Coupling

Conscious Uncoupling Starts With Unconscious Coupling. Couples Relationship Counseling in Seattle! If possible you haven’t heard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (a movie star &  rock star, respectively) announced their divorce this week after a respectable ten-years of marriage.   In fact numerous celebrity duos have recently announced their split as a “conscious uncoupling” — […]

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Internet and Techno Addicted Youth | Selfie Addict Attempts Suicide

Selfie addict attempts suicide after failing to take the perfect selfie . . . .  “People don’t realise when they post a picture of themselves on Facebook or Twitter it can so quickly spiral out of control. It becomes a mission to get approval and it can destroy anyone,” “It’s a real problem like drugs, […]

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Miscommunication: When What You Say is Not What You Mean

An important aspect of marriage is the lines of communication that a couple shares with each other. Another important aspect of marriage is downtime. Downtime can mean different things for different people, whether watching football, researching a trip, or maybe just checking Facebook. Even innocent questions asked during downtime, however, can sometimes have disastrous effects […]

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What is All This Talk About Communication Skills?

“Communication” means different things depending on the context in which the word is used. For example, good communication in advertising or politics is words that will sell those who hear them on either a product, person, or an idea. In relationships, however, communication is not about broadcasting a message, but rather it is an interactive […]

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A Little 3-Step Guide to Overcoming Fear

Fear is something that exists in most of our lives. Some may think that the best way to deal with the fear is to meditate on it and seek to control fear by being perpetually prepared for what they’re afraid of. That’s how Barrie Davenport used to think, but she found it to be a […]

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After the Honeymoon

This article has a pretty easy core idea to get across: marriage isn’t easy. Western culture today tends to romanticize marriage, and, indeed, romantic marriage is an idea that has grown more popular relatively recently, replacing in some places more traditional arranged marriages. While romantic marriages are the norm now, their romanticized nature often doesn’t […]

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8 Beliefs that are Actually Terrible Advice on Marriage

There is a lot of marriage advice that may seem like “common sense” which is often given by people who mean well that doesn’t actually help the marriage in any significant way. Some can even be counterproductive to saving a marriage. Ongoing marriage difficulties in the face of trying to improve the relationship may have […]

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Weeding the Relationship Garden

Wendy Strgar learned about weeds before gardens. With her first garden, she inadvertently planted weeds that would overrun the garden she was trying to create until “gardening” and “weeding” became synonymous words for all practical purposes. Learning gardening, she learned that removing weeds was an important part of creating the garden that she wanted. As […]

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How to Unhook From the Pain in Life

Sometimes, the painful inner voices that tear us down or distract us from life are almost irresistible. No matter how we try to affirm ourselves, we tend to get hooked on the negativity. To bounce back, we may try to avoid the pain, but the effort magnifies it instead. Psychotherapist, Bobi Emel proposes that it […]

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