Have you ever heard of emotional intelligence? Just like everything in life, your relationships take skill and knowledge to work. If you’re not well-equipped, you can quickly run into difficulties and maintaining healthy relationships will be tough! One of the most important skills to learn and understand is emotional intelligence. For relationships, from romantic connections […]

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Emotional Intelligence and How It Can Help Your Relationships

Recovering from sexual trauma can be incredibly hard. It can take time for you to feel like yourself again and even longer for you to be able to rid yourself of the fear your trauma has caused. But, it’s not impossible. Unfortunately, there are countless stories of sexual trauma, but they do show that recovery […]

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The Stages of Sexual Trauma: Everything You Need to Know

The time after the birth of a new baby is often difficult for new parents. They’re experiencing a lack of sleep, having less time to themselves, and dealing with various hormonal changes. It can be hard for new parents to be intimate, resulting in them not having sex for extended periods of time. If you […]

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New Parents? Here Are Some Reasons Why You Might Not Be Having Sex

In relationships, it’s normal for each person to have their own strengths and weaknesses. When you find the right partner, you’ll complement each other so you both grow as better people. However, there is a fine line you can cross where your relationship goes from dependent to codependent. If this happens, it might be unhealthy […]

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Signs You’re In A Codependent Relationship, and How to Change It

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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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How To Silence Your Inner Critic + Be Nicer To Yourself

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 […]

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Toxic Shame: How To Overcome It

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 […]

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