Studies show that 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. If you’re looking at relationships in general, the breakup rate is much higher. In some cases, the people in the relationship shouldn’t be together, and breaking up is a good thing. However, there are tons of couples that could be truly happy and content if […]

Communication

Can Couples Therapy Save A Relationship?

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

How do you quiet your inner critic and increase self compassion? By Jennifer Seip Let’s envision that you have a friend. The two of you go as far back as middle school or elementary school. How about we call them Alex. You and Alex used to do everything together. I mean, you grew up together. […]

Trauma

How To Silence Your Inner Critic + Be Nicer To Yourself

By: Jennifer Seip If you have ever been to couples therapy, then you have probably heard of The Five Love Languages. Since being published, Gary Chapman has sold over 13 million copies. But what are they in the first place? How do you find out what your language is? Lastly, why are they so important? […]

Communication

The Five Love Languages

By: Jennifer Seip Let’s talk about Toxic Shame. What comes to your mind when you think of it? For me, it’s a dark, sinking feeling in my gut. My breathing gets shallow and I want to spend all day curled up in bed, alone, by myself. For others, it’s raging adrenaline. Their heart feels like […]

Anxiety

Toxic Shame: How To Overcome It

Do you struggle with people-pleasing? Here are three tips to stop being a people-pleaser. August 23, 2020 By Jennifer Seip

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3 Tips To Stop Being A People-Pleaser

Jennifers mid-pandemic thoughts July 6, 2020 By: Jennifer Seip

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Jennifer’s Mid-Pandemic Thoughts

What are support systems and why are they important? By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA “If I was truly happy with myself, then I wouldn’t feel like I need other people,” is something I hear all the time. As a society, we’ve been taught that the thermometer for happiness lies partly with being able to be […]

Communication

Support Systems and Why You Need Them

By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT   Do you know when it’s okay to keep something hidden from your partner?  Many believe that in a romantic relationship, there shouldn’t be anything hidden. But how close is too close? When should you disclose information and when should it be kept to yourself? In this article, I am referring […]

Communication

Secrets Versus Privacy

Yes, Seasonal Depression Is A Real Thing! April 9, 2019 By, Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA Click this link to watch my video all about seasonal depression! Has anyone else been thinking that this winter has been way too long? Every year around this time, I start to get really antsy for a vacation. I feel […]

Anxiety

Yes, Seasonal Depression Is A Real Thing!

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

For Those of You Who Are Animal Lovers: The Emotional Benefits That Come From Owning A Pet February 21, 2019 By: Jennifer Seip Hi everyone! If you don’t feel like reading, click this link for my full video! The Emotional Benefits That Come From Owning A Pet You had to know this was coming. Eventually, […]

Trauma

The Emotional Benefits That Come From Owning A Pet