10 Tips for Better Couples Communication

There is no secret formula for relationship success.  But there is a not-so-secret foundation for relationship satisfaction:  communication. Developing healthy communication is an ongoing, never-ending process. It is also the closest thing we have to a universal truth...

How Childhood Trauma Can Impact Your Adult Relationships

Healing your past can involve multiple approaches.  At times, we might dwell far too much on perceived failures, letdowns, and missed chances.  The common (and often best) advice is to try moving on. However, there are past events that need far more attention and...

4 Predictors of Divorce: What Not to Do

In our culture, we’re aware of the divorce rate. We make plenty of jokes about divorce. But rarely do we really talk about divorce. There’s no shortage of relationship advice making the rounds. A lot of it is super helpful and we can learn plenty about what we should...

8 Clear Ways Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Relationships

According to attachment theory, established by 1960’s relationship experts John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, children and their primary caregivers develop relationships that inform children’s adult relationships later in life. Essentially, adults have four general...

10 Ways to Get Through the Grief of a Broken Relationship

It’s over. The relationship you thought was solid has crumbled. You feel confused, hurt, lost.   You are telling yourself you failed and wonder if you will ever find someone else.  Your attempts to “get over it” are not working, nor is trying to power through the...