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10 Tips For Talking With Teens About Tough Stuff

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Teens

10 Tips for Talking With Teens About Tough Stuff

Many parents with teenagers know and anticipate that the teen years will be a struggle so we are providing 10 tips for talking with teens about the tough stuff.  There will be many issues that arise and many challenging moments when teens will have to make some important decisions without a parent’s advice or guidance: in the moment judgment calls. This is especially true since teenagers are also beginning to separate from their parents and don’t want to connect or hear about the advice parents want to offer.

Attachment and Connection, Couple/Marital Topics, Family Topics, General, Relationship Issues

4 Ways EFT Couple Therapy Can Help Your Relationship

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Connection is one key to feeling strong as a couple.

If you’ve been in a relationship for a while then you are already aware that the initial spark and romantic excitement fades over time. This is a normal part of any committed and long-term relationship and it doesn’t mean there’s a problem – it just means that you have gotten comfortable with one another and feel safe and secure. However, there are times when complacency or lack of connection is more prevalent, partners feel more distant and there isn’t the feeling of being secure or emotionally safe in the relationship. This can be a cause for concern.

Do any of these situations feel familiar?

Attachment and Connection, Couple/Marital Topics, General, Relationship Issues

4 Reasons A Pre-Marital Check-up Prepares You For A Successful Marriage

While planning the wedding can be exciting (and sometimes stressful), at the end of the day the wedding ends and the marriage remains. Will you age well together? How do you handle stress as a couple? Do you have the skills and tools to navigate tough times?

Yes, planning the wedding can be fun- but planning the marriage will give you the foundation needed to build a life together after the wedding ends.

So what does planning a life together look like and why does a “check-in” help?

Attachment and Connection, Couple/Marital Topics, Family Topics, General, Relationship Issues

Groundbreaking Research On Attachment!

Sue JohnsonIn November 2013,  Sue Johnson shared the results of a groundbreaking collaboration between herself and University of Virginia Neuroscientist Dr. James Coan. They showed for the first time that Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) changes how the brain perceives and responds to threat.

The research findings have important implications for all of us. We all know that EFT can deepen love and create a more secure emotional bond, but we haven’t always understood how this happens. It seems that science is giving us a deeper understanding of how love (and adult attachment security) works at the level of brain function.