Posts Tagged ‘healthy relationships’

20 Dec

Fostering an Open-Hearted Relationship

The heart is an amazing organ. Whether you are a cardiac surgeon fascinated by its physiology or an athlete dedicated to expanding its capacity, a poet writing to capture its mystery or just an average person loving another person, the heart has long been considered… Read More

27 Feb

A Couples Therapist’s Guide to Enhancing Intimacy

Intimacy is at the heart of a strong relationship, and sex in a loving relationship should be the physical embodiment of intimacy that comes from a place of love and connection. Intimacy can be cultivated in many ways, such as spending quality time together, enjoying… Read More

9 Oct

Her Last Boyfriend Was an A**hole

Council for Relationships’ Staff Therapist, George James, Jr., LMFT, discusses how to support a girlfriend who once was in an abusive relationship in Men’s Health Magazine. Read More

13 Nov

Useful Books

There are so many books out there on the self-help shelves, that it's often confusing for people to figure out which ones to read and which information to trust. Here is a list of some of the best sources of information for those of you seeking… Read More

2 Aug

Relationships and Banking

You've probably heard this analogy before - relationships are like bank accounts. Couples therapists often use this explanation to help people conceptualize what they do (and don't do) in relationships, in a way that's easily understood. Often an "aha" is heard as one partner (or… Read More

12 Feb

“Conversation Hearts” for Valentine’s Day and Everyday

NECCO began putting funny little sayings on chalky-tasting candy hearts back in the 1800’s. Maybe you remember them from grade school. Old classics like “Be Mine” and “Truly Yours”. Racy ones (to a 2nd grader!) like “Kiss Me.” Recent additions for the modern age such… Read More

29 Jan

A Dating Guide (For the Married Couple)

This is not a guide to help you find suitable people to date, nor is it a guide to the hottest new spots in town. This is a recommendation for all committed couples to find a way to set aside time every week for each… Read More

13 Dec

Maintaining a Healthy Relationships While Raising Children

Raising children is one of the most rewarding and challenging undertakings a couple takes on. It is certainly not easy to raise children today (I'm not sure if it ever was), and it clearly requires a lot of energy and focus. However, I have recently… Read More