Couples Therapy

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Ask a Therapist: How Can New Fathers Manage the Exhaustion of Parenting?

Remaining Self-Interested Being a father is exhausting (to put it mildly). Nevertheless, I meet many men who feel a tension to “not be selfish” and thus deny themselves the self-care that is necessary to survive the journey of fatherhood. I like to reframe the concept of “selfishness” to include the alternative possibility of being “self-interested.” […]

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Ask a Therapist: What’s a Great Book For Couples?

I just finished re-reading what I consider to be some of the best information about couples and relationships out there, Dr. Susan Johnson’s “Hold Me Tight: Conversations for a Lifetime of Love” (2008). Dr. Johnson is the founder of Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy and her book explores the attachment principles behind human connection, specifically within intimate […]

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Nurturing Your Relationship: Expressing Admiration and Appreciation

Families and relationships shift a great deal during times of transition or growth. Nurturing your relationship becomes even more crucial during periods of change, and it is beneficial to make gratitude and appreciation an intentional exercise with your partner. See some of the great suggestions on how to reconnect to your positive emotions associated with your partner.

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