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

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

Learn more about some of the fascinating powers of your brain! 12/5/18 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA 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 […]

Trauma

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

Learn why mind reading can both help and harm your relationship Mindreading: The Good and Bad 12/28/18 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT   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 […]

Communication

Mind Reading: The Good and Bad

Do this once a week for a better relationship 12/7/2018 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA Dear friends, 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 greatly improved. I know it sounds simple, but aren’t […]

Communication

Learn About The Check-In: One Thing You Should Be Doing Every Week For a Better Relationship

What do you do when you have toxic people in your life? How to deal with toxic people 11/1/18 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT Who are toxic people? I know what you’re thinking, this post was made for you! We all have that one person, (or two or three) in our lives who we consider to […]

Communication

How To Deal With Toxic People!

What you should know before you move in with your partner 10/24/18 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA   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 […]

Communication

4 Questions You Should Be Asking Before Moving In

Relationships Problems What To Do When Your Expectations Don’t Match Your Reality 10/3/18 By Jennifer Seip, LMFT Dear friends, Let’s imagine that you’re creating a meme. It has two pictures standing side by side. In addition, they both feature a couple. The image on the left shows the couple kissing in bed. They look like […]

Separation

What To Do When Your Relationship Expectations Don’t Match Your Reality

Learn why it is important to leave emotional space to connect 8/8/18 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT When my husband and I first moved in together, like many couples, we had to workout a few kinks. We discussed the usual stuff like, who would do the dishes, make dinner and take out the trash. However, one […]

Communication

The Link Between Emotional Capacity And Connection