Answer Me!

Ever feel like you’re talking to a brick wall? You’re the only person carrying the conversation and you get no response? You’re not alone. As we make our way upstairs in the Sound Relationship House, we hit the third floor, Turning Towards Instead of Away. Notice that the first three floors are the means for accessing all of the floors above, that means if you want to manage conflict well…

Fondness & Admiration Tips

Here are three easy ways to bolster your relationship by expressing your love in a positive way.

Need for Esteem

The research found that any healthy relationship had about a 5:1 ratio of positive expressions to negative expressions. That means…

Renew Your Couple Friendship

Love Maps are the spaces we reserve in our brain for our significant other. It’s the basis of all relationships and it’s a very important…

Know the One You Love

The basis of any good couple relationship is a great couple friendship. The couple friendship can be broken down into a few main pieces.

Take control of conflict in your relationship – If we’ll never solve the perpetual problem, what’s the point in talking about it?

What about these perpetual problems? Perpetual. Forever. On and on. Does that mean we’ll never solve them? That seems hopeless right? And two thirds of our problems are perpetual? Geez Louise, cut me a break!   Well, we’re in luck, Louise helped us out. And by Louise, I mean Dr. Gottman. His research shows that the issue isn’t that we aren’t solving these problems, it’s that we are mishandling them….

Take control of conflict in your relationship – Don’t taint the solution

In last week’s post, we talked about solvable and perpetual problems and how important it is to deal with them effectively in specific ways. So let’s say you now know that you’re dealing with a solvable problem, what do you do? What gets in the way of being able to solve these supposedly solvable problems? If there’s a solution available, we’ve got to learn how to keep it as pure and…

Free Teen Support Groups in Jupiter

  Starting Monday, November 3rd, weekly support groups are being held at my office in Jupiter, FL. Please read the info below and share! Please download and fill out the required registration and consent form before attending. Please let me know to expect you by emailing or calling me prior to attending! Spread the word, tell your friends, here is a PDF version of the flyer below to share at school,…

Take control of conflict in your relationship – What are we dealing with here?

Do you ever notice in your arguments with your partner that sometimes you are discussing the same thing over and over and it never seems to be solved? Other times, do you notice  it is new material and solvable problems? You’re not alone. In fact, research by Dr. John Gottman reveals that 69% of problems in relationships are perpetual problems. Wow, so two-thirds of our problems are never getting resolved?…

Follow Through

When I was a kid, I took Tae Kwon Do. At the test for my yellow belt, I was told I’d have to break a board with my bare hands by chopping it. I was scared and pretty convinced that I was only going to break my hand. Back then, my only knowledge of that feat was Bruce Lee blurrily chopping his way through several boards screaming at the top…

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