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How to Communicate Better In A Relationship

How to Communicate Better In A Relationship

If you want healthier relationships with your friends and family, it is important to understand the power of communication and how to communicate betters in a relationship.

Communication is one of the building blocks used to develop healthy relationships. We communicate through our words, body language, and actions, all of which have the potential to impact our relationships for better or worse.

This article will help you understand how to communicate better in a relationship so you can make improve your communication skills and achieve happier, healthier relationships in your life.

How to Overcome Codependency: A Step by Step Guide

How to Overcome Codependency: A Step by Step Guide

Understanding how to overcome co-dependency is the first step to making the changes you need to develop healthier relationships.

Everyone has a need for attention, affection, and love. It is what makes us human. Interactions between humans allow us to form relationships based on positive emotions. These connections result in us feeling valued and as if we belong.

In a sense, humans depend on relationships with others to feel satisfied and happy. However, there is a fine line between dependency and co-dependency when it comes to leading a healthy life.

In this article, you will learn what co-dependency looks like and discover how to overcome co-dependency following four basic steps.

6 Benefits of Family Therapy for Different Family Structures

6 Benefits of Family Therapy for Different Family Structures

If you were asked to define your family, you may automatically think of the parent or parents who raised you. However, a family does not necessarily mean blood relations.

To most therapists, family means someone who has been in your life for an extended period and has had an impact on your development, either positive or negative.

Family can be close friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, and even neighbors. They may be defined as family structures.

6 Addiction Recovery Tips for Parents with Teenagers

6 Addiction Recovery Tips for Parents with Teenagers

Growing up is particularly challenging during the teenage years.

Teenagers face a tremendous amount of internal and external stress from a variety of sources, including hormonal changes, social expectations, and bullying. On top of this, an estimated 8 million children live with at least one parent addicted to drugs or alcohol.

This makes life even more challenging for teens.

Today, I have a few addiction recovery tips for parents with teenagers that may help you start you start, or continue, your journey to addiction recovery for both you and your teen.

How to Improve Communication with Your Spouse

How to Improve Communication with Your Spouse

Poor communication is the most common reason people divorce.

According to a recent survey, mental health professionals agree  – the number one way to divorce-proof your marriage is to improve your communication skills.

Today, I am going to explore how to improve communication with your spouse so you can take the necessary steps toward a healthier, happier relationship with your spouse.

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How To Improve Your Mental Health

How To Improve Your Mental Health

Sometimes, we feel sad and sometimes we feel happy. At other times, we are angry, upset, amused, or confused. Human emotion in its full range and spectrum is neither good nor bad, but it does impact your mental health, for better or for worse.

If you feel like you are not quite yourself or find yourself slipping into a negative mindset more often than not, you may want to consider the benefits of individual counseling from a licensed therapist.

Today, I want to explore how to improve your mental health so you can make informed changes to improve your mindset and overall health.

18 Marriage Counseling Questions to Ask Your Spouse

18 Marriage Counseling Questions to Ask Your Spouse

Meeting with a marriage counselor is one of the best things you can do for your relationship. No matter how many years you have been married, whether you are a newlywed or working on your 50th anniversary, marriage is work.

Some days will be much easier than others. It is these ups and downs in your relationship that can strengthen your marriage.

Asking the right questions together is a great way to strengthen your relationship with your spouse.

Today, we are taking a closer look at some of the most helpful counseling questions to ask your spouse.

10 Couples Therapy Techniques Proven to Work

10 Couples Therapy Techniques Proven to Work

75% of couples who attend therapy claim they feel better in their relationship.

Studies also indicate couples continue to make an effort to improve their relationship even after they have ended therapy.

Couples therapy is all about identifying strengths and weaknesses as they pertain to your relationship. Once you understand these aspects of your relationship, you can deploy a variety of couples therapy techniques designed to help you continue improving.

Today, we are going to take a closer look at ten couples therapy techniques proven to work. 

Does Running Help Anxiety?

Does Running Help Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. Today, we are exploring how running may boost chemicals in the brain that help reduce anxiety.

Anxiety affects over 40 million adults in the United States. 

Exercises that are known to reduce stress and anxiety include walking, aerobics, yoga, and running. There is a direct, positive connection between running and anxiety. Millions of runners each year attest to the advantages of running, both physically and mentally.

Today, we are taking a closer look at what anxiety is, how it impacts your mental health, and how running can actually reduce the effects of anxiety.

How Children and Family Counseling Benefits the Whole Family

How Children and Family Counseling Benefits the Whole Family

Your family is the most important thing to you.

If you discover an issue negatively impacting you, your children, our your family as a whole, it's time to seek the help of a professional.

According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 93% of people were satisfied with their family counseling experience.

Today, we are taking a closer look at how children and family counseling benefits the whole family.

10 Most Common Teen Depression Symptoms

10 Most Common Teen Depression Symptoms

An estimated 3.1 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 years old experienced at least one major depressive episode.

Despite being one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, depression is often misunderstood. If you suspect your teenager is experiencing depression, it is important you seek the help he or she needs sooner than later.

How do you know if your teen is depressed?

Today, I am exploring 10 of the most common teen depression symptoms so you know what to look for.

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How to Help A Teen with Anxiety

How to Help A Teen with Anxiety

Want to know how to help a teen with anxiety?

40 million adults in the United States live with some type of anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., affecting over 18% of the population every year.

Young adults are particularly susceptible to developing an anxiety disorder, which can affect everything from social behavior and personal relationships to physical activity and academic performance.

Today, we are taking a closer look at how to help a teen with anxiety.

How to Save a Marriage that is Falling Apart

How to Save a Marriage that is Falling Apart

An estimated 41% of marriages end in divorce.

The rate of divorce has been on the decline over the past decade, but it is still a harsh reality for many.

It is not easy feeling hopeless in a marriage.

Today, I thought I would share a few ideas for your consideration. Whether you are looking for ways to save your marriage in light of an emotional disconnection, infidelity, or the birth of a child, there is hope.

Keep reading if you want to learn how to save a marriage that is falling apart.

8 Common Marriage Mistakes that Lead to Divorce

8 Common Marriage Mistakes that Lead to Divorce

Are you making any mistakes that could negatively impact your marriage?

According to the American Psychological Association, an estimated 40 to 50% of first-time marriages in the United States end in divorce.

Today, we are taking a closer look at eight common marriage mistakes that lead to divorce.

Keep reading to learn more.

Is Social Media Negatively Impacting Your Family?

Is Social Media Negatively Impacting Your Family?

How is social media impacting your family?

In one report, 55% of parents reported their twelve-year-old children were active on Facebook. 76% of these same parents admitted they helped their child gain access to Facebook. We may be more comfortable with social media, but it is important to evaluate the impact it has on your family.

Social media impacts the entire family, including adults.

According to a recent study, 15% of couples studied felt social media was dangerous to their marriage.

Today, we are taking a closer look at the impact social media may have on the family.

10 Ways to Improve Your Relationships in 2018

10 Ways to Improve Your Relationships in 2018

Looking for ways to improve your relationships?

I hear from a lot of people who feel their relationships are not quite what they used to be. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do.

Here are a few ways to improve your relationships so you can get back to enjoying the relationships you once had.

The Benefits of Exploring Couples Counseling Together

The Benefits of Exploring Couples Counseling Together

Couples counseling differs from other types of counseling. Individual counseling helps one person improve the way they think, feel and behave while relationship therapy involves two or more people. Discover the benefits of couples counseling and take your first step today.

10 Signs It May Be Time for Marriage Counseling

10 Signs It May Be Time for Marriage Counseling

Marriages, even the best marriages, have problems. It is impossible for two people to live together, share everything and not fight occasionally.  Money issues, lack of intimacy and division of chores, cause struggles in your relationship. Keep reading to learn ten signs that suggest you may benefit from marriage counseling.