Category Archives: Listening

Strengthen your Communication Skills through improved Listening.

Being The Safe Place For Your Marriage During Infidelity

Shattered Couple

  “Everybody is looking for validation, no matter who you are, and I think that’s a need of the human condition – to look for affection or recognition or validation.” – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Being The Safe Place For Your … Continue reading

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Communication Skills: What To Do When He/She Won’t Talk To You


“My husband won’t talk to me.” “My wife is giving me the cold shoulder.” “When I ask what’s wrong, my partner says, ‘Nothing,’ but I can tell something is wrong.” Do these sound familiar? Do you have trouble getting your … Continue reading

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Unrealistic Expectations: The Dysfunctional Myth of “Happily Ever After”

Bride with a Knight or Prince

Prompted by last year’s news coverage of Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton, I’ve decided to explicitly tackle the myth of a “Happily Ever After” that occurs after the wedding. The implicit assumption seems to be that one finds love, … Continue reading

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Listening Skills: Be Still

Couple Talking Over Dinner

Do conversations with your spouse sometimes lead to angry words and hurt feelings? Do you feel unheard and misunderstood by your spouse? Do the words “we need to talk” fill you with dread? If you answered “yes” to any of … Continue reading

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