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How to Have a Restful Holiday

The holiday season is said to be “the most wonderful time of the year.” But often, it can become the most stressful time, marked by a larger than usual to-do list and a full calendar of events. The rare week off that many finally allow themselves is often consumed with so much activity that people…

Do You Have Time for a Date?

Here is my speed tour through the bottom floors of the Sound Relationship House.   Continuously learn who your partner is.   Show them that you know who they are.   Tell them, often and with specificity, why you like and appreciate them. To make a relationship thrive, you need to be continuously working through these levels.  I…

5 Tips to Keep the Friendship Alive

Dr. John Gottman conceptualized relationships by creating The Sound Relationship House, which is a blueprint to romantic relationships. The first three levels of the house are called the friendship system. They are the foundation of the house and the relationship.  Love Maps Most couples start strong in this area. In the beginning, they spend hours…

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How to Survive the Holidays Sober Together

“My sobriety isn’t a limitation. Sobriety isn’t even a ‘have to’—it’s a superpower.” Brené Brown I couldn’t agree more.  I’m not an addiction specialist nor am I here to judge. I’m a registered psychotherapist, conscious parent, and someone who’s benefited tremendously from sharing a substance-free relationship for several years.  For some, it’s a slippery slope…