Ways that We Keep Distance in Our Relationships in Order to Manage Anxiety

We have ways to manage our anxiety by distancing ourselves from others, which may be a quick way to relieve stress, but the behavior comes with consequences. We stay late at work to avoid our spouse, we might not share our true beliefs with friends out of fear that they will disagree, and due to … Continue reading Ways that We Keep Distance in Our Relationships in Order to Manage Anxiety

Just Listen: don’t worry about giving someone the perfect piece of advice

Just being a listener is powerful. Depending on the person who needs listened to and the situation, listening can be the only thing needed to help somebody. We're bombarded with messages about listening and responding in a particular way. That we must follow A, B, and C or we aren't being effective or that we … Continue reading Just Listen: don’t worry about giving someone the perfect piece of advice

Reflective Listening for Couples

Practice reflective listening in your relationship for better communication. A few reasons why couples argue and struggle to communicate well: Real-world issues: different opinions on finances, family, raising children, and things going on within the home.Attachment issues: this can be presented as couples fighting about how they fight.Communication itself: a person has lack of empathy, … Continue reading Reflective Listening for Couples