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Integration and Dissociative Identity Disorder – Interview with Lyn Barrett

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Studies estimate that up to 43% percent of adults experienced some childhood trauma. Traumatic experiences often lead to mental health struggles which place significant stress on a high percentage of adult relationships. Dissociative Disorders are a common biproduct of childhood trauma. Dissociative disorders involve problems with memory, identity, emotion, perception, behavior and sense of self. Dissociative … Continue reading “Integration and Dissociative Identity Disorder – Interview with Lyn Barrett”

The Enjoyable and Enriching Experience of Couples Counseling – Interview with Jessie Krall

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The idea of going to couples counseling can be intimidating and feel daunting. Often, couples put off seeking support until they are in a place of crisis. This complicates the process and can slow down healing because their communication has gone so far offline. When couples come to counseling preventatively or early on in their … Continue reading “The Enjoyable and Enriching Experience of Couples Counseling – Interview with Jessie Krall”

Are We Enjoying This? – Looking for What You Love About Your Partner

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Individuals can get so caught up in life that they take their relationships for granted. Instead of appreciating all of the ways that their partner enriches their life, they only notice moments of discomfort and disruption. If couples aren’t careful they can get stuck in patterns of frustration and annoyance that pull them apart and … Continue reading “Are We Enjoying This? – Looking for What You Love About Your Partner”

The Sudden Caregiver – Interview with Karen Warner Schueller

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When we commit to our partner for the long term, we are often caught up in the excitement of finding our life-long love. The joy of coming together overshadows the gravity of what commitment means. Becoming life partners is an agreement that you will be together throughout your lifespan. That you will support one another … Continue reading “The Sudden Caregiver – Interview with Karen Warner Schueller”

Emotional Triage – Taking Care of Each Other in Conflict

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Couples often lack the tools to navigate conflict in a healthy way. They both become emotionally activated and engage in a “war of perspectives”. They desperately want to feel heard and understood, but because they are both hurt, angry and frustrated they struggle to listen and validate each other’s thoughts and feelings. In this episode, … Continue reading “Emotional Triage – Taking Care of Each Other in Conflict”

Recovery’s Impact on Relationship – Interview with Dean Anderson

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More than half of all adults have a family history of alcoholism or problem drinking. More than 7 million children live in a household where at least one parent is dependent on or has abused alcohol. Alcohol abuse can be a significant cause of relationship stress. It is essential to understand the impact problem drinking … Continue reading “Recovery’s Impact on Relationship – Interview with Dean Anderson”

It’s a Long Game – Individual Growth in Your Relationship

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Relationships improve when each individual commits to facing their challenges and growing as a person. By committing to personal growth and learning to support your partner in their development you create the possibility for a long-lasting healthy relationship. In this episode, Tarah and EJ discuss realistic expectations of the pace of change in yourself and … Continue reading “It’s a Long Game – Individual Growth in Your Relationship”

Mindfulness in Relationship – Interview with Lodro Rinzler

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Understanding the emotional and behavioral patterns that pull couples apart is essential in building a healthy relationship. But, to make lasting changes, couples must cultivate the mindfulness to realize when they are falling into old patterns and intentionally choose to interact in more healthy ways. Mindfulness is an essential tool for couples to utilize in … Continue reading “Mindfulness in Relationship – Interview with Lodro Rinzler”