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How challenges can strengthen your relationship
Linda and Charlie Bloom
There are three major ways that hearts get broken: abandonment, inconsistent attachment, and rejection...
One of the great secrets of men, secret in the sense that we rarely admit it among ourselves, is that we are afraid of women.
Some of the common factors that keep people stuck in commitment phobia are...
This is a story from a busy couple who both have careers and are in the process of raising two girls.
Intimacy in a loving relationship not only feels good, but it’s good for you, too.
If we can hold our relationships as a sacred teaching ground, where everything can be utilized as an opportunity to grow, our lives take on a more vital path.
Many people nowadays consider marriage an obsolete institution. Here are a few of the explanations people offer to explain their orientation.
Meaningful ways that we support each other to become authentic.
One big advantage of marriage is the opportunity to become one's authentic self.
There are times when a relationship is so broken down; when those involved have been so hurt by the other, that they withdraw into silence to protect themselves...
We define goodwill as a stance in which one embodies a desire to enhance the well-being of another.
Tina Turner is known as The Queen of Rock and Roll, a legend in the music industry. But her success has been hard-won.
Once I was on a plane flying to Little Rock, Arkansas. I was seated next to an older woman. I remember her as having kind, intelligent eyes.
And paying it forward.
When trust is severely damaged in a relationship, there is a period of time when it is unclear whether it will come back.
Years ago, when I first began to meditate, I learned a sitting practice for being mindful.
Try reciprocity for a more balanced, successful relationship.
With disillusionment comes opportunity.
When I take my grandsons to see the Star Wars movies, we always have a great time being dazzled by the special effects. But there are other draws to the films, too.
A do-over is making a correction when you realize that you have made a mistake. It’s an opportunity to try or perform something a second time.
Michael and Jane's big challenge was one that many couples in second marriages face: blending two families without diminishing the integrity of the marriage.
Sometimes it can become necessary to make it clear that we don’t agree with something that someone has said or done.
How to move forward during difficult times.
Love is an action that shows our devotion to the many gestures we make for each other every single day.
Knowing when it's time to leave an unfulfilling relationship.
The connector views themselves as having an unhealthy need for connection.
Part 3 of a series: When we relax into being securely attached, ease permeates the relationship, reducing arguments.
Part 2 of a series: Unconsciously, the "freedom fighter" and the "connector" in a relationship are trying to co-create a degree of closeness that is acceptable to them both.
Part 1 of a series: Sometimes called the distancer and the pursuer, The Connector and The Freedom Fighter often clash over their different needs for closeness and autonomy.
If you’ve been experiencing any or all of these symptoms, you may be a victim of a health condition that has been becoming increasingly prevalent in the COVID-19 era.
Linda Bloom, L.C.S.W., and Charlie Bloom, M.S.W., are the authors of Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truths from Real Couples About Lasting Love.