Relationship Dilemma Remedies

A Blog About Solving Common Relationship Dilemmas

Tip of the Week

TherSigmund Freude is a therapist in all of us.  Calm yourself and listen to your inner wisdom.

February 26, 2013 Posted by | Relationship Dilemmas | Leave a comment

“Have you decided what to get for your valentine this year? You could try something classic, like chocolates. Or something blingy, like earrings. Or sexy, like lingerie.
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“But if you really want to improve your relationship, you should give your loved one an i.o.u.

“Find a nice piece of stationery, and in your most graceful lettering, assert: ‘I promise to write about our next three fights as though I were a neutral observer.’ Then, doodle a heart on the page, stick it in a pretty envelope and give it to that special someone over dinner.

New research suggests that this may be the most valuable present you’ll ever give. After all, conflict is inevitable in long-term relationships, and the way people navigate it can affect not only their happiness, but their mental and physical health as well.”

Diane Sollee, SmartMarriages

February 11, 2013 Posted by | Relationship Dilemmas | Leave a comment

Affair Recovery: How Long Do We Have To Talk About This Affair!?!

Throughout our many years of counseling couples who are in the beginning stages of recovering from an affair, we have heard the question “How long do we have to talk about this?” many times.

Affairs are so hard on couples to work through, but not impossible.  One research study reported that 70% of couples who experience an affair are able to work through the effects successfully.

There is a common theme among those who were unfaithful … “let’s move on” and for their partners it is “we have a lot to talk about.”  So … the question for the therapist is often “how long DO we have to talk about the affair”?

The answer, of course, is different for each situation and couple but generally there are some guidelines:

For effective affair recovery:  Talk about it whenever the hurt partner needs to … for the first few days.  

After that, find ways to limit the conversation to much smaller amounts of time in order to allow the relationship to heal and recover.

Click here to read the rest of the article about conversations leading to affair recovery.

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February 7, 2013 Posted by | affairs, cheating spouse, infidelity, recovering from affairs | Leave a comment