Social media has changed nearly every aspect of our everyday lives. From the way we communicate with our friends and family to the amount of time we spend on screens, there’s no doubt that the world has looked more different than ever since the invention of social media. Popular channels like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram […]

Affairs

How Social Media Has Redefined the Rules of Infideliy

How to make marriage work and stop fighting By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA 1/14/21   It is hard to make marriage work. You spend years waking up to the same person every day. You see them at their best and at their worst. Small annoyances that you thought you could let go, slowly start to […]

Communication

Make Marriage Work: Self Compassion and Empathy Decrease Conflict

Yesterday, my husband and I were talking and the topic of insecurity came up. More specifically, insecure attachment. Quickly into our conversation we realized that we had two different definitions of what it means to feel insecure in a relationship. So today I think it would be nice to break down what attachment is in […]

Attachment

Insecure Attachment: What You Should Know

Break up healing strategies 11/26/17 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT When a partner of mine broke-up with me some years ago, I wasn’t ready. It came as a shock. I thought that we were doing fine. In my head, I had planned what we would be together during the holidays. I thought about where we would […]

Separation

Getting Through The Holidays After A Break Up

Dr. John Gottman, the founder of The Gottman Institute in Seattle, has proven that there are four communication styles which are extremely destructive to relationships. These patterns of interaction are Criticism, Defensiveness, Stonewalling, and Contempt. If these styles persist in partnerships, it could mean divorce or separation. Knowing what they are and being able to […]

Communication

FOUR COMMUNICATION STYLES THAT LEAD TO DIVORCE ACCORDING TO JOHN GOTTMAN