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Sexual Rejection

The Pain of Sexual Rejection

Most adults are fully connected to their sexual needs, which is something healthy and natural. When we choose to be in a monogamous relationship with someone, we usually want to express ourselves sexually with...
Sexual Bids

Bids for Sexual Connection

Drawing on Gottman, bids for connection are an attempt by one partner to elicit attention, affirmation, affection and any other kind of positive connection from their partner. Bids of connection are usually not grand...
Three's A Crowd

Are Opposite-Sex Friends a Threat to Our Relationship?

Committing ourselves to a monogamous relationship does not mean forfeiting the experience of being friends with people of the opposite sex when in heterosexual relationships or people of the same-sex when in homosexual relationships....
Secret or Private

Secret or Private? On Openness in Relationships

As healthy romantic relationships progress and trust is earned, we eventually open up more and more. And while boundaries are vital for maintaining healthy relationships based on mutual respect and valuing, we are sometimes...
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...
Sex and Attachment

The Impact of our Attachment Styles on our Sex Lives

When Sex Is More Than Just Sex: How Attachment Style Affects Our Sex Lives For most healthy adults sex is a vital and important part of their relationship. Sexual desires and needs in humans...
Avoidant Attachment

The Avoidant Attachment Style

  The Avoidant Attachment Style Attachment styles describe our ways of relating and are rooted within childhood. The  healthiest attachment style that ensures optimal growth and development is a secure attachment style. This can...
Relationship Vision with Clarity

The Relationship Vision

Do you feel unlucky in love because you never seem to choose a good enough match? Does it look like your partner wants completely different things to you? Are you frustrated with doing all...
Truly Supporting Someone

How to Truly Support Someone

How to Truly Support Someone For most of us people are an important part of our life. We care about people and we aim to be a positive influence in their lives. Many of...
The Destructive Force of Criticism

“You’re Too Sensitive”: Dealing with Criticism

Dealing with criticism is difficult and often painful for most of us. We wish that criticism didn’t affect us. We feel that we should not take it seriously. Often we try to remind ourselves...