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Repairing Your Relationship After an Affair

November 11, 2013

Couples seek out therapy for many reasons, but one of the most common is to help their relationship recover from an infidelity.  In fact, some research suggests that 30% of couples seek out therapy due to the damage of an affair, and couples who have experienced an affair are more likely to break up or divorce than those couples where there was no infidelity.  These couples often feel as though the very foundation of their relationship has…

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6 Ways Holding Back Can Hurt Your Relationship

September 10, 2013

It is not always easy to communicate well with your partner, and it is more complicated than simply an exchange of words. Communicating with your partner is about relating to him or her; it is about two people openly sharing who they are with one another in ways that are not critical or judgmental. It can be difficult, however, to say what you mean or share what you are feeling, especially when you know that what you…

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How Trust Helps You Forgive

March 12, 2013

No one is perfect—especially within the context of a relationship. Whether it’s forgetting a birthday or picking a fight, we all make mistakes. But if you trust your partner, you’re more likely to forgive and forget, according a new study recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Researchers from Northwestern University and Redeemer University College had participants fill out surveys about the levels of trust, commitment, satisfaction, and attachment in their current romantic relationships.…

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