Tête - à - Tête

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January 16, 2017

There are some misconceptions about couple therapy and how it works. Often, these ideas are rooted in images we kept from movies where couple therapy or counselling was depicted. The mentioned misconceptions range from the role of the psychologist, the theoretical fram...

January 12, 2017

Yesterday, I wrote about the way a person initiates a conversation/complaint with their partner impacts how that conversation will end. Today, I would like to talk about the role that the person receiving the message also has on the outcome of conversations. Sometimes,...

January 11, 2017

The way a discussion starts determines how it will end. Dr. Gottman predicted that the way you bring up an issue to your partner can determine if it will be a pleasant conversation or a boxing contest! It is natural that we are not the best communicators when we have t...

January 9, 2017

As you sit across the table and chew a piece of the mashed potatoes, you glance over the person sitting in front of you and you wonder, "where did my best friend go?!" 

Uttering any sort of words would be more painful than sitting in silence... You wish you co...

December 4, 2016

Todos nós possuímos uma visão "oficial" acerca de quem somos e de como nos comportamos. Se perguntarmos às pessoas o que eles pensam de si próprias, normalmente respondem rapidamente, e sem hesitação, com dois ou três atributos que as definem: "eu sou uma pessoa que te...