Posts Tagged:couple therapy

Masturbation, fetishes and internet porn: the sexual secrets we keep from our partners

Sexual secrets can be defined as anything sexually related which is kept hidden. These are not the kind of secrets which are shared between partners within a couple relationship, but secrets which may be kept from partners and the outside world. Masturbation Masturbation is a sexual secret which isn’t really a secret at all. Whether…

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I’m in a relationship but I have a crush on someone else, what should I do?

Developing a crush on someone when you’re already in a long-term, committed relationship can leave you feeling guilty and confused. You may think it’s a betrayal of your partner but you might also be wondering whether your feelings are trying to tell you something. If this is how you feel right now, try not to…

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Affairs at work

It may be a cliché, but the workplace is one of the most common places for affairs to start. How do work affairs start? When people spend lots of time together, they have the chance to really get to know each other. Work affairs often start off slowly. Working together in stressful situations can mean…

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5 communication tips to try with your partner

5 communication tips to try with your partner It’s no great secret that communication is an important part of any relationship. What’s less understood is how to be a good communicator and just how beneficial building good communication habits into your relationship can be. And while there’s no single, simple solution for making this happen,…

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Why communication isn’t always the most important thing in a relationship

Why communication isn’t always the most important thing in a relationship   There is a popular belief that ‘communication’ is the most important thing in a relationship. When couples come to counseling they often say their problem is with ‘communication’. And the thing they want to fix about their relationship is their ‘communication’. And if only…

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Why you shouldn’t worry so much about being ‘good’ in bed

Being ‘good enough in bed’ is a preoccupation of many people, yet few have a definite idea of what ‘good enough’ means. Performance is rarely what is most important about the sexual experience, and worrying about performance can spoil it. Being in the moment allows you to appreciate the closeness you feel during sex with…

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What is emotional abuse?

Most people know what physical abuse is, but when it comes to emotional abuse, people tend to think there’s much more of a ‘grey area’. They might know it has something to do with treating your partner badly – name calling or making them feel small – but not be clear on what’s actually classed…

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HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER TO LEAVE?

There’s no formula for knowing when you should leave a relationship – it can be really stressful and confusing trying to make a decision. You may think things haven’t been right for a while but still feel undecided about whether you could work through your issues. While you might clearly remember how good things used…

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6 Reasons Women Leave Their Marriages, According To Marriage Therapists

“So many women don’t feel seen, heard or validated in the relationship.” 08/02/2016 08:36 pm ET 210 Brittany Wong Divorce Editor, The Huffington Post Oliver Rossi via Getty Images Women considering divorce often turn to therapy as a last-ditch effort to save their marriages. Many times, their husbands have remained painfully unaware of the marital problems until that…

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Relationship Quiz

Relationship challenges can come from all kinds of places.  You may have to deal with the challenge of feeling your partner has let you down in some way. Or the challenge of resolving a big difference of opinion. Or more practical challenges – like making sure you spend enough time together or learning to budget…

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