Reflective Listening and Fair Fighting in Marriage Counseling for Improved Communication

Do you find yourself fighting all the time, or avoiding subjects with your partner that could cause conflict? What about not saying anything because the subject is too emotional? These common issues can be solved through reflective listening: a way to hear, understand, and empathize with each other. Tips for Reflective Listening and Fair Fighting… Read More »

Relationship Intimacy and the Enneagram: Resource or Stress Points on the Journey to Marriage Satisfaction

Have you wondered how to grow with the enneagram so you can feel more satisfaction in your relationship? In this article learn how to move in to your “resource point” so that your own integration from doing so can assist in relationship satisfaction. This resource point is where we can access some important quality that… Read More »

Enneagram and Marriage Depth: Enjoy Heart Space and Directions of Integration for Your Personality, and in Your Relationship

Are you tired of being stuck in old personality habits? Want to grow your self and your relationship towards a deeper, heart-felt experience for both of you?   Learn how the enneagram of personality can be one of your deepest maps for integration in your own life, and in your partnership. Your higher self, beyond the… Read More »

Money Fights! No Desire? Three Marriage Counseling Tips: Talk About Money for Increased Intimacy.

Have you been arguing about money?   Tired of different values and beliefs regarding too much work, or too little monetary safety? Isn’t it time to stop fighting, and start talking in a fair way? Fears regarding money, safety, security, and “what is enough”, have been happening for hundreds of years. It’s normal.   Circumstances can change… Read More »

Communication After a Time Out: Five Steps for “I Messages” to Repair and Fight Fairly Through Relationship Counseling

Good communication is necessary to repair when a fight has escalated and a time-out has been called.  When you come back together later to talk, “I” messages are an effective means to communicate because they maintain a respectful attitude towards your partner while you get to say how it is for you. Use an “I”… Read More »

Increase Sexual Intimacy Through Relationship Counseling: Three Tips for Passionate Monogamy

Tip One: Learn How to Get Through Boredom and the Normal Marital Knot Boredom happens, as it’s the primary fear of monogamy, a lack of newness. So don’t ignore it or let it get swept under the rug. Also, see boredom as normal feedback in your relationship, instead of believing sex is failing. It only… Read More »