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trauma in marriage

Signs Of Trauma In A Relationship

Trauma & Intimacy Series: Part 1 of 2 By Caralee Frederic, LCSW You may not know it, but even the small traumas may be impacting your relationship. Here’s what you need to know about trauma – both the small and big traumas – and how

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What is Emotional Intelligence and Why Does it Matter?

EQ and Your Children​ Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is not commonly discussed, yet it affects every facet of our lives. By definition, it means being able to identify and understand your own emotions, understand and empathize with another person’s feelings, and respond to emotions with appropriate

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Sex Therapy

What is Sex Therapy?

Sex Issues I often get asked what sex therapy means. It’s a fair question as it’s sort of vague. In a sense, it is exactly what it sounds like: therapy about sex. Here are the most common topics that fall under the umbrella of sex

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Colorado couples retreat

Why Does Love Hurt?

Because Love Matters By Caralee Frederic, LCSW “Why does love hurt?” It’s a question that gives me pause every time, because my knee jerk reaction is to say defensively “It doesn’t” or “It shouldn’t.”Love should feel great! And a lot of the time, it does.

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Sex After Childbirth

Deep breath. I know this is a sensitive topic. The whole cautionary “nothing in the vagina for six weeks and make sure you use a contraceptive”…

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Couples Counseling

A Relaxed Body Can Strengthen Relationships

A Relaxed Body Can Strengthen Relationships “A relaxed body creates secure attachment.” That is my favorite quote from a two-day trauma training I just attended with Dr. J. Eric Gentry, an internationally recognized leader in the field of disaster and clinical traumatology. Think about how

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Couples retreats

10 Things To Know About Gottman

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT GOTTMAN 1. RESEARCH PIONEER In the 1970s, John Gottman and Robert Levenson were part of a pioneering group of researchers who applied the scientific method to identify behavior patterns of couples in healthy, successful relationships. 2. OUTSIDE-THE-BOX THINKER Before Dr.

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