4 Ways to Avoid Ineffective Apologies in Relationships
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by Terry
3w ago
For many of the people that seek counseling with me for ruptures in relationships, being able to apologize to a partner or ex-spouse is one of their biggest challenges. While there aren’t any simple solutions to a good apology, there are many ways that you can ruin one that can be avoided. For some, giving […] The post 4 Ways to Avoid Ineffective Apologies in Relationships appeared first on Moving Past Divorce | Counseling, Consulting & Seminars (RI & MA ..read more
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Distancer Behavior and Attachment Styles in Relationships
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by Terry
1M ago
By Darlene Lancer Pursuer-distancer relationships cause a lot of heartache, especially for a pursuer. Learn about the mind of a distancer to understand your own or your partner’s behavior so you won’t take it personally. As codependants, we usually gravitate toward insecure relationships where we’re a distancer or a pursuer. We may be a distancer […] The post Distancer Behavior and Attachment Styles in Relationships appeared first on Moving Past Divorce | Counseling, Consulting & Seminars (RI & MA ..read more
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Tips for Keeping Romance Alive in Your Marriage All Year Round
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by Terry
2M ago
By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW A good romantic and sexual relationship is built on a foundation of emotional intimacy and closeness. Many couples struggle to maintain sexual intimacy because they don’t believe they have time for date nights and they have difficulty making their marriage a priority when they work long hours and/or have children. […] The post Tips for Keeping Romance Alive in Your Marriage All Year Round appeared first on Moving Past Divorce | Counseling, Consulting & Seminars (RI & MA ..read more
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5 Ways to Make Small Gestures Count in Your Marriage
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by Terry
2M ago
By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW Elena, 48, and Jason, 52, have been married fifteen years and came to counseling to improve their communication and to stop bickering. Like many couples who I counsel, I asked them both what worked in their marriage and what areas need to be “worked on.” Elena put it like this, […] The post 5 Ways to Make Small Gestures Count in Your Marriage appeared first on Moving Past Divorce | Counseling, Consulting & Seminars (RI & MA ..read more
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How to Repair from Arguments and Have a Happy Marriage
Moving Past Divorce | Counseling, Consulting & Seminars (RI & MA)
by Terry
3M ago
By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW We’ve all been there: embroiled in an argument with our partner, caught up in emotion, and perhaps most crucially, unsure of how something seemingly small escalated. The touchy topic of who’s “right” and who’s “wrong” in a conflict between partners often misses the point and prevents them from moving beyond […] The post How to Repair from Arguments and Have a Happy Marriage appeared first on Moving Past Divorce | Counseling, Consulting & Seminars (RI & MA ..read more
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How Mistrust Can Destroy a Marriage and What to Do About It
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by Terry
4M ago
By Terry Gaspard Trust and intimacy form the foundation of a lasting marriage. When couples bring baggage such as infidelity or trauma from the past, it can set the stage for mistrust. That’s why it’s crucial that you allow yourself to be vulnerable and discuss breaches of trust when they occur. If you can listen […] The post How Mistrust Can Destroy a Marriage and What to Do About It appeared first on Moving Past Divorce | Counseling, Consulting & Seminars (RI & MA ..read more
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Surefire Ways to Deepen Emotional Intimacy with Your Partner
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by Terry
4M ago
Emotional intimacy is the bedrock of an amazing marriage or relationship. Couples who are able to achieve secure attachment and stay emotionally connected are able to risk being vulnerable. Erik, 42, and Amanda, 40, a couple who I counseled recently came to my office looking to deepen their connection due a experiencing stress following the […] The post Surefire Ways to Deepen Emotional Intimacy with Your Partner appeared first on Moving Past Divorce | Counseling, Consulting & Seminars (RI & MA ..read more
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The Healing Power of Forgiveness in Marriage and Remarriage
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by Terry
5M ago
Learning how to give and accept apologies are an essential ingredient of a strong, healthy marriage. Accepting that you and your mate do the best you can will help you be more understanding. This does not mean you condone his or her hurtful actions. You simply come to a more compassionate and realistic view of […] The post The Healing Power of Forgiveness in Marriage and Remarriage appeared first on Moving Past Divorce | Counseling, Consulting & Seminars (RI & MA ..read more
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Should You Stay in an Unhappy Marriage for the Sake of Your Kids?
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by Terry
5M ago
Terry Gaspard, MSW LICSW By far, this is one of the most commonly asked questions about divorce. The reason why this question is so difficult to answer is because every family is different and one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to divorce. Also, the degree of conflict in a marriage plays a large […] The post Should You Stay in an Unhappy Marriage for the Sake of Your Kids? appeared first on Moving Past Divorce | Counseling, Consulting & Seminars (RI & MA ..read more
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8 Signs Your Partner is Good Marriage Material
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by Terry
6M ago
By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW Unfortunately, it’s easy to overlook someone’s faults in the early stage of a relationship. Infatuation and chemistry can prevent us from seeing red flags even if they seem obvious to others. We might fall in love quickly because it feels good to be desired and fail to ask crucial questions […] The post 8 Signs Your Partner is Good Marriage Material appeared first on Moving Past Divorce | Counseling, Consulting & Seminars (RI & MA ..read more
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