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6 Simple Ways to Build a Healthy Relationship

Relationships can either make or break you. So if you’re wondering, “Am I in a healthy relationship,” this is for you. Often, couples associate healthy relationships with perfection. However, the feeling that your relationship isn’t perfect can make you question your connection with your partner. So, the million-dollar question is: how to build a healthy […]

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How Long Does the Honeymoon Phase Last?

Dr. Kristie Overstreet contributes to the honeymoon phase and what to do when it ends. Article by Carleigh Ferrante for The EveryGirl. So, you’ve gone through all of the excitement of the honeymoon phase. Those magical feelings have you on top of the world, but how long does this phase last? Let’s look at the […]

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Bumble – Expert Tips for Date #2

Dr. Kristie Overstreet contributes to dating tips on the second date. Article by Ali Drucker for Bumble. Have you thought about what you should do on that second date? Do you ask the deeper questions or set back and see what happens? Get ready to improve your second date expertise. Ask the questions It’s okay […]

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Sleep Hacks for Couples in Relationships

Dr. Kristie Overstreet contributes to why couples may benefit from sleeping separately. Article by Jaime Osnato for LIVESTRONG. Have you ever thought of the benefits from sleeping in separate beds? Maybe you do not realize how it could improve your overall health. Keep reading! Benefits of Sleeping in Separate Beds You know the saying “absence […]

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The Sex Was Bad, Now What?

Dr. Kristie Overstreet contributes to what to do when the sex is bad. Article by Carleigh Ferrante for The EveryGirl. So, you’ve gone through all of the hard work of landing the dates, now as things build-up, so do your expectations. You’ve got an idea of how intimacy will be, but what happens when the […]

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7 Brutally Honest Stages of Getting Back With Your Ex

Dr. Kristie Overstreet contributes to the brutal honest stages of getting back with your ex. Article by Iman Hariri-Kia and Mia Sherin for Elite Daily. We’ve all thought about it; some of us have even tried it…giving an ex a second (maybe third, fourth) chance. Of course, there’s no way to know how the do-over […]

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5 Ways to Increase Emotional Intimacy for Relationship Success

Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Maybe you’re not having sex as often as you once did. Maybe you aren’t being as affectionate. Or, maybe, you’re just feeling distant from them overall. If any of this sounds familiar, you’re most likely struggling with intimacy.  This is a common situation many couples find themselves in. […]

Here’s How To Know You’re In A Toxic Relationship

Do you feel your relationship is slowly causing you to lose connection to who you are? Have you often felt like your relationship has become one-sided with little effort on your partner’s end? Or even worse, do you have family and friends telling you that your relationship isn’t healthy and that you should end things?

If any of these are ringing true for you, there’s a chance you could be in a toxic relationship. To know for sure, today’s post will guide you through some of the toxic relationship patterns I see in my work with clients and the true costs of what these relationships can do to you if you stay in them.

5 Ways To Gain Confidence In Relationships

Do you struggle with confidence in your relationship? Is it hard to accept compliments from a loved one? If you’re sitting there, shaking your head yes, then know you’re not alone.

Struggles with confidence in relationships aren’t uncommon. In fact, it’s one of the main things I work on with clients; however, you can overcome these struggles.

In this post, I will help you to do just that. Below you’ll find out how self-confidence and success in relationships go hand-in-hand, how to overcome negative self-talk, and my 5 must-know tips to boost your self-esteem.

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3 Things About Intimacy That You Need to Know

Have you ever heard a word and thought, what the heck does it mean anyway? That’s how I use to feel every time I saw the word ‘intimacy.’

Intimacy means sex, or does it? That can’t be all it means, or they would say sex, not intimacy, right?

Deal and Heal Your Resentment

If you’re feeling frustrated at your partner or someone in your life and no matter what they do, you can’t shake your anger. Maybe you feel disconnected from them or even avoid them whenever possible.

As time passes, you feel more and more resentment towards them. You don’t want to forgive them because that would mean you’re okay with their behavior, but you don’t want to continue experiencing the hurt and pain.

Here’s what you need to know about dealing and healing your resentment.

3 Lies You’ve Been Told About Relationships

Netflix, movies, and social media are full of examples of unrealistic relationships and romantic encounters. Are people that post their cute pics on social media really that happy, or was it staged?

Sure, some are, relationships are real as they are depicted on social media, and some aren’t. Here are three of the best lies that are out there about relationships.

5 Reasons You Need to Share Your Needs Immediately

Have you ever wanted to speak up for something you needed and felt stuck?

Did you want to say how you were feeling, but felt like you couldn’t?

Your struggle with speaking up for your needs must be addressed today. You don’t have the luxury of going another day without getting your needs met. If you continue to avoid discussing your needs, you’ll continue to feel unhappy, which can lead to resentment.

I know that sharing your needs can be scary because it is forcing you to be vulnerable. What if you tell someone what you need and they don’t care? What if you share your needs and they don’t meet it? This can lead you to have to make a decision about your relationship with them. Here are five reasons why you need to speak up for your needs immediately.

5 Signs Your Relationship is Toxic

It’s easier to see issues in other people’s relationships versus looking at your own. How much heartache would you save yourself if you were able to identify if your relationship is toxic now versus later?

If you are ready to evaluate your relationship, then keep reading. Save yourself by recognizing if your relationship isn’t healthy by any of these five signs.

Guest Post: How a Swingers Club Led Me to Feel Empowered

This is the first of many guest post that I will be sharing with you. Everyone’s journey looks different, but I find that I can learn something from everyone’s story.

This particular one is about a friend of mine’s experience in a Swinger’s Club and how she learned more about herself than she ever thought possible.

Should You Be Judged by the Type of People in Your Life?

If you are a reflection of the type of people you surround yourself with, what does that say about you? The kind of person you allow to be in your life whether it’s a friendship or relationship says a lot about you.

You are judged by the type of people you are around. Before you say that you don’t care what others think about you, stop and ask yourself if you care who is in your life.

3 Things I Learned From Unhappy Couples

I was fortunate to grow up in a home where communication was valued. I know how lucky and blessed I am to have been given this gift. My parent’s ability to communicate with me and one another wasn’t perfect, but it provided me with a template for future relationships.

5 Types of Emotional Vampires to Avoid

Your time and energy are a hot commodity. Your schedule and goals keep you busy, so you don’t have time to sacrifice any emotional energy. You need to reserve and spend it on the important people in your life.

How to Avoid Losing Yourself in a Relationship?

You want a healthy relationship, but you also know the importance of remaining an individual. You fall in love, experience the honeymoon phase, and then the reality of the long-term relationship begins. It can be easy to lose your individuality and sense of self especially as the years pass.

Lessons I Learned From My Dog

I was fortunate enough to grow up on a farm and surrounded by animals. I have always been an animal lover but having a dog has taught me many life lessons. After years of education, Apollo has bestowed more knowledge, wisdom, and insight than a classroom ever could.

Discover 7 New Ways to Improve Trust

It can take a long time to build trust in a relationship, but it can be lost within a few minutes. It’s important that you have trust within yourself and your relationships. If you have ever struggled with trust in a relationship, here are 7 new ways to challenge your view of it.

10 Ways to Improve the Relationship with Yourself

Everyone wants to be confident and have self-esteem. Imagine how much easier life would be if you could buy it from Amazon. Until that day comes, you will need to put the work in to improve your confidence. The time has come for you to stop waiting and wishing that you felt better. Give yourself permission to start today. Here are a few things you can do to improve your self-esteem.

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The Two Words That Will Improve Your Relationship Immediately

Your probably doubting that two words could make a big difference in your relationship. Thank You are two of the most powerful words that can improve your relationship immediately. I challenge you to give it a try you will see improvements.

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Trying to Trust Again? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Trust…the five letter word that takes so long to earn and can be lost within a few seconds. As a couple’s therapist, I can’t recall one issue that has walked through my door that didn’t have a bit of trust issue in it. This post focuses on the partner who was hurt and struggling with trust.

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How to Say “No” Without Coming Off Like a Jerk

Do you have a hard time saying “No” when people ask something of you? Do you wish that it were easier to say “No” to people?