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The Six Second Kiss

How long do you share a kiss with your partner? You’ve probably never timed it before.  Try setting your phone’s stopwatch to six seconds. Does it feel longer than you thought?  Quick kisses vs mindful kisses Most kisses shared may be short and sweet. Perhaps you are running off to work, in the middle of…

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How Gottman Therapy Saved Matt and Greg

“I don’t want to be so angry with him anymore,” Matt replied when I asked why he and his husband Greg were seeking couples therapy (not their real names).  Like so many couples over the past year, Matt and Greg dealt with multiple stressors. They worked remotely, had financial and health concerns, and were challenged…

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7 Signs Of A Toxic Marriage

“A good marriage is the union of two forgivers.” – Ruth Bell Graham Getting married is one of the biggest decisions of your life, isn’t it? Your lifestyle changes a lot when you start living with another person. There are times when you have to make adjustments and fulfil your responsibilities towards your partner. Also,…

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The Gottman Method and The Power of Storytelling

As a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with families for more than 20 years, I was immediately drawn into the Gottman Method because it aligned with my strong belief that our stories are critical pieces to understanding and being understood. Griots: The storytellers In African traditions, storytellers were called “Griots,” and they were often the…

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How to Support LGBTQ Children

This article originally was published by the Child Mind Institute “I was worried about my parents not accepting me for who I am,” recalls Katie Green, who identifies as queer and came out to her family in her early twenties. “I was worried they would stop loving me.” Green’s worries are echoed by many LGBTQ…

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Best Water Activities For Couples

Are you looking for a way to spice up your honeymoon or anniversary vacation? Have you thought about trying healthy water activities? There are many types of watersports; some get your adrenaline pumping, while others are suitable for calm sunsets. Here is a sneak peek into top-water sports that you can try with your partner…