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States of Betrayal

Kara Facundo LCSW, CST “I don’t understand how they could do this to me? Did they really love me? Do I even matter?” Being in a state of betrayal can be incredibly challenging and emotionally distressing because it often involves a breach of trust. Someone

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5 Gifts Ideas for Holiday Romance

One of the more common complaints I hear among my couples, particularly those with sexual desire differences, is a lack of romance. What is romance? Why is it so important? 5 GIFTS IDEAS FOR HOLIDAY ROMANCE Enjoying Rituals and Traditions By Caralee Frederic, LCSW |

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Partner ‘Council’ Meetings Strengthen Your Union

PARTNER ‘COUNCIL’ MEETINGS STRENGTHEN YOUR UNION Turning Towards Each Other By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter Where faith and science meet it is especially elevating, inspiring and powerful. One of the areas where we see this collusion is in

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What Unhappy and Happy Couples Teach Us

WHAT UNHAPPY AND HAPPY COUPLES TEACH US Elevate Your Love By Learning New Behaviors Elevate Your Love By Learning New Behaviors “If only I had known …. .” That is often the sentiment of divorced couples or couples in distressed relationships. As a marriage therapist

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What Criticism Means and Does to Relationships

A criticism may sound like this: “You never want to do anything with me or join me in things that I enjoy doing. You’re just inconsiderate and selfish.” Criticism attacks the character of the person, and it can aggressively spiral downward into larger, more difficult-to-repair

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LOVE TOUCHES EPILOGUE: TECH STRESS (Part 5 of 5)

One of the more common complaints I hear among my couples, particularly those with sexual desire differences, is a lack of romance. What is romance? Why is it so important? LOVE TOUCHES EPILOGUE: TECH STRESS (PART 5 OF 5) 3 Couples’ Stories By Caralee Frederic,

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ATTUNE: Infuse Your Home With Love (Part 4 of 5)

ATTUNE: INFUSE YOUR HOME WITH LOVE (PART 4 OF 5) By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter What happens when human connection is lost? When we become overly concerned with virtual connections? How do we fight back against obsessive technology-use

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Technology and Fake Love (Part 3 of 5)

TECHNOLOGY AND FAKE LOVE (PART 3 OF 5) Goal to Help Children Led to Specializing in Couples Therapy By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter What happens when human connection is lost? When we become overly concerned with virtual connections?

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How Your Brain Responds To Touch vs Tech (Part 2 of 5)

HOW YOUR BRAIN RESPONDS TO TOUCH VS TECH (PART 2 0F 5) By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter What happens when human connection is lost? When we become overly concerned with virtual connections? How do we fight back against

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God, Humans, and The Need For Connection (Part 1 of 5)

GOD, HUMANS, AND THE NEED FOR CONNECTION (PART 1 OF 5) By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter What happens when human connection is lost? When we become overly concerned with virtual connections? How do we fight back against obsessive

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If I Could Pinpoint One Thing That Breaks Up a Good Relationship

The Disintegration of a Relationship is Increasingly Traced to One Thing: Failed Bids. By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter Through my work as a couples therapist and counselor, I’ve talked with hundreds of couples in unhappy relationships and I

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Why I Recommend Gottman’s Love Workshop

WHY I BECAME A GOTTMAN COUPLES THERAPIST By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter Whenever friends and clients ask me to recommend a couples weekend workshop, I always refer them to the Art and Science of Love, a couples workshop

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How To Choose a Couples Workshop

HOW TO CHOOSE A COUPLES WORKSHOP By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter Attending a couples weekend workshop can be a worthwhile investment in your relationship, but selecting the right workshop can be a daunting task. I conducted an extensive

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What is Sexual Compulsion?

WHAT IS SEXUAL COMPULSION? Can People Be Addicted to Sex? By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter Because sex is intended to be a good, healthy, bonding experience within a marriage, it is sometimes difficult to conceive how it could

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Why Do People Become Addicted To Sex?

WHY DO PEOPLE BECOME ADDICTED TO SEX? Biological, Psychological, or Spiritual? By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter This is different for every addict but generally speaking, there are biological, psychological, and spiritual reasons. The following is a brief explanation,

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What is Intimacy Anorexia?

WHAT IS INTIMACY ANOREXIA? By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter Intimacy anorexia is a paradigm developed by sex therapist and author Dr. Douglas Weiss and is used to describe a behavioral withholding addiction that mostly manifests in marriage. Intimacy

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