Resentments, if not dealt with, can cause numerous problems in a relationship. But it’s easy to talk about resentments, yet not always so easy to identify them. What exactly does it look and feel like to have resentment?
Thinking about your needs in a relationship, what would you rank as number one? It’s probably hard to pick just one because there are several needs in relationships and partnerships that most people would consider very important for success. But there is a HUGE one—the biggest, perhaps—that is the most important need in a relationship.
Are you a distancer in your relationship? You know—are you someone who pulls away or withdraws when things get emotionally intense? If that very question made you want to retreat, don’t panic.
Relationships are complicated—but they’re not impossible to navigate with some effort. When you and your partner take the time to learn about yourselves and each other, it can make a world of difference in the way you relate to and communicate with each other.
No intimate partnership is free of problems—they’re unavoidable. Essentially, it all has to do with attachment styles and the way you were raised. What are attachment styles and what do they have to do with your adult romantic relationships?
Your attachment style was taught to you from a very young age by your primary caregivers—and for most of us, for a number of years. The way your family dynamics worked plays a big part in the way your adult relationships work even if you don’t realize it.
Changes in parenting styles over time, even within the last twenty years, have led to changes in kids' behavior and emotional health. Choosing healthy parenting methods is a must in order to develop strong relationships with your kids and help them learn to understand...
Attachment based parenting consists of four distinct pillars that help kids develop healthy relationships with their parents and other adults. Kids who believe their parents are safe people to talk to and be around, feel seen and understood by their parents, and are...
Conflicts that are related to defensiveness can stem from a partner's relational history. Taking the time to understand why a partner feels defensive is the first step in discussing and resolving the issue and understanding the different needs in a relationship. ...
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