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In Stress and Coping

Some words about psychotherapy and counselling… (Part 1)

Because of the dramatic ways in which my life has been transformed over recent years, I have become more aware of the manner, in which I respond to the level of awareness that I can master in my personal life.  Throughout the books dedicated to existential psychology and psychotherapy I have encouraged a more intense link between the way in which I live in the world and work with others towards greater understanding. Being human beings, each of us has…

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In Stress and Coping

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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In Stress and Coping

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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