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Ingredients for a Loving Relationship

What Loving Relationships Are Made Of

Most of us want to have the experience of being in a loving relationship. We have ideas and fantasies that lead to expectations … often unrealistic ones that end in disappointment. These days romantic...

Emotional Safety: The Main Ingredient of Healthy Relating

A healthy relationship requires a solid foundation of trust. Trust emerges when we feel emotionally safe. In order to feel truly emotionally safe with someone else, we have to feel secure within ourselves.  ...
What Love Is Not

What Love Is Not

Sometimes we love someone and are in a relationship with them that is built on hope. Hope for change. Hope for improvement. Hope for connection. The substance of those kinds of relationships is hope....
Value Not Use

Love Means To Value, Not Use

As human beings we have an innate drive to value and also like to feel valued. When we grow up being valued by our caregivers, we learn to value ourselves and expect this from...
We Language

The Soothing Effect of ‘We’ Language

‘We’ versus ‘You’ Relationships: there really is no ‘I’ in team We are innately wired for relationship and unless our mind tells us otherwise we naturally seek connection with others. While it is reassuring...