The Enneagram of Holy Ideas: Relationship Help Through Understanding The Loss of Holding, and Uncovering Potentials for Basic Trust.

AH Almaas, in his book, Facets of Unity, The Enneagram of Holy Ideas, points people towards a grace, ease, or relaxation that can help our relationship with our selves, and our significant other.   Understand how one’s personality partially grew out of an attempt to try and establish a safe, dependable, holding environment, which opens up… Read More »

Ten Signs You May Need Relationship Counseling

Haven’t there been times you wish that you’d attended marriage counseling? Not because you’re headed for divorce or going through a particularly difficult period either. When you have healthy and constructive conversation through relationship counseling, you can optimize a relationship! It’s not easy to recognize the subtle nuances of impending conflict, let alone possess the… Read More »

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 »

Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Relationship Counseling: Four Self-Help Tips For Calming Yourself When Intimacy is Affected.

Have you ever felt anxious because of relationship issues, to the point where you might sweat or tremble? What if your partner is not around to calm you down? Have you noticed other times when you felt detached from your surroundings, a choking sensation, or faint? In the first example you may have been experiencing… Read More »

Marriage Counseling: Go Beyond Codependency and Low Self-Esteem for Increased Sexual Intimacy.

Depending on your partner too much? Lost your self in your relationship? Controlling or being controlled too much? These are common issues that walk in my office that need not reduce your desire for better sexual intimacy! From a normal marital “knot” of anger, fear of aloneness, over-reliance, and inadequacy, learn from marital counseling how… Read More »