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Causes and Remedies for Troubled Relationships

All relationships, even the most successful ones, have conflict. It is unavoidable. The Gottman Institute has identified four signs that a relationship is in trouble, which can happen because of unaddressed attachment wounds (I was talking about them in my previous post). These signs have been emphasized as Criticism. When you partner is criticizing you, he/she is attacking at the core of your character or personality. The important thing is to learn the difference between expressing a complaint and criticizing: Complaint:…

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Are You Stuck in a Frustrating Arguing Relationships?

If your relationship feels stuck in repeated arguments that go nowhere, it may be because deeper issues are being triggered that have to do with your unique attachment style. In psychology, the term “attachment” refers to how we view and relate to those closest to us. For example, do you tend to view your partner as a safe, loving and supportive person most of the time, or do you experience him or her as undependable, aloof, smothering, threatening or unsafe?…

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Have you ever been blamed for the problem?

Have you ever been in a difficult relationship with someone, when you ended up with being blamed for all the problems both of you were experiencing? And in this situation, you have tried to resolve a conflict with this person, but instead of finding a solution, all your partner did was put the responsibility for the problems completely on your shoulders… When you are being constantly blamed for things that go wrongly in your relationship, no doubt you start feeling…

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How to successfully go through major life events

Since the time when you were born, you have been going through a series of major and minor transitions in your life. While growing up, you change each level of your education going to the next, more advanced, step. You change your interests, hobbies, people you are interacting with, and your career. Also, there are changes in your relationship status from single, married, divorced, dating, or widowed. Each shift brings new challenges, opportunities, possibilities, and potential failures. Sometimes the transition…

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