couplespsychology.com

An illustrated blog about psychology and relationships.

05.28.2015

On stagnation in a relationship

“Be crazy about me!”

What kind of you would you like your partner to adore? Be that person sometimes! more ›

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04.28.2015

Therapy doesn’t work when…

“I have an idea about how you need to grow as a person!”

Therapy (and life with someone else!) doesn’t work very well when we concentrate mainly on what the other person should change in themselves.

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03.28.2015

Beliefs that block the development of a relationship

Each couple has their own private set of beliefs, which hold problems in place and make changes for the better much more difficult.

The most common ones include:
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02.28.2015

The need for success

These are my photos of dragonflies/ Let’s conquer the world with them!

An intense focus on our partner’s achievements usually means it would be good to focus on our own.

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01.27.2015

Your place

Arnold Mindell (the founder of process psychology) emphasizes that it’s no coincidence when we feel particularly good in certain places. The energy of these places is in harmony with the deepest parts of ourselves.

The same applies to couples. When you are having a difficult time, go to a place which has special memories for you (even if you go in your imagination!) Allow the atmosphere of that place to remind you that you have much more that brings you together than unpaid bills and unwashed socks…

Besides a building
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09.23.2014

Contact

Communication in relationship

When you are close enough to somebody, you influence them. And they influence you. This might be through touch, voice, gestures, thoughts or feelings. To a large extent, this kind of communication takes place without the participants’ awareness, unconsciously. more ›

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