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3 Important Relationship Needs

 Every relationship is completely different, and the needs for each person in the relationship can be different as well. Although all relationships are different, and everyone handles them differently there are some similarities in all relationships as well. Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are 3 main needs for every relationship to work and stay strong.  

  1. Communication (Listen, Check-in, Listen more, Respond with kindness) 
  2. Companionship 
  3. Support 

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Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.