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

Are you a people-pleaser? People-pleasing is a way to receive validation through external stimuli. Many of us learn to people-please from a young age. It happens when our care-takers give us positive feedback, only when, we do something that benefits them. Usually this occurs in a home where there is a lot of emotional neglect. […]

Anxiety

3 Tips To Stop Being A People-Pleaser

“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 without other people during moments of distress. Taking care of ourselves comes in the […]

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

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

By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA   click here for my video! Grief is sad. Grief is scary. Furthermore, grief is confusing. If you’ve experienced grief yourself,  for someone you once knew, a family member, a friend, a lost loved one, or you’ve experienced it in the form of a break up or move, the you […]

Communication

How To Help A Person Who Is Grieving

If you prefer watching instead of reading, click here! I’m sure you’ve heard this story before. You and your partner are trying to make a decision. For example, let’s say you’re planning a vacation. You want to go to a nice relaxing beach resort and they want to go hiking in the Rocky Mountains. Because […]

Communication

The Art Of Compromise

Have you ever heard someone refer to humans as left brain dominant? Do you even know what that means? Well today I’m going to tell you exactly what that means and how to get more out of your right brain. Click here to watch my You Tube video about the left and right brain!   What […]

Trauma

How Insight About The Left & Right Brain Can Lead You To Euphoria

I’m going to start today’s tip with an example. Let’s say a couple walks into my office. We’ll call them John and Judy. Right away John and Judy begin talking about a small disagreement they had last week. According to Judy, when she asked her husband if he had a good time at her mothers […]

Communication

Mind Reading: The Good, The Bad, & The UGLY

Today I am going to tell you about one thing. This one thing is so huge, that if you do it once a week, every week, your relationship will be amazing. Don’t you want the best relationship? I know it sounds simple, but aren’t the simplest things usually the hardest? It’s not go on a […]

Open Relationships

One Thing You Should Be Doing Every Week For a Better Relationship

Hey everyone! I’m really excited to share with you that I am going to start doing video’s (yay!) It’s really important to me that you have a place to go and learn correct information about all things relationships. So today I’m going to go over 4 MUST ASK QUESTIONS before moving in with your partner, that […]

Single

5 Questions You Should Be Asking Before Moving In

Do you remember the meme that has two pictures, each one with a romantic couple in it? The first image is of the couple kissing in bed. They’re hot and heavy, arms all over each other. Underneath them reads a caption, “Expectations.” The second image has that same couple. Only one person is on the […]

Separation

Relationships Problems: What To Do When Your Expectations Don’t Match Your Reality