Why relaxing is so much work.
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How challenges can strengthen your relationship
Linda and Charlie Bloom
Some couples start their partnership with a strong capacity to love and be loved. But others have to work long and hard to grow.
The benefit of slowing down the pace of communication.
Addressing distance can lead to greater intimacy.
Understanding the critical importance of repair attempts empowers is all to restore trust that has been damaged.
Loneliness in the pandemic can wear on a person...
The voice of the critic is the internalized voice of significant figures from our developmental years.
When we act out, our inner conflicts show themselves repeatedly in poor choices and limited well-being in relationships.
How do we learn to love ourselves so we can better love people in our lives?
When a person feels gratitude toward us, it has very little, if anything, to do with how much money we have spent on them.
By the time a couple reaches out to ask for help from a marriage counselor, the partners are often locked into painful, angry patterns.
A Latina immigrant triumphs.
Trying to change a person simply wears you out. Thankfully, there's another option.
When people have disappointment, loss, and frustration in their lives, they don’t necessarily experience it and then bounce back right away.
Couples that have broken through to a higher level of delight and enjoyment in their partnership reflect back on troubled times.
Many people have experienced a significant degree of emotional injuries in their early lives.
We can all learn from Sadie.
Becoming "the right person" — a more loving person.
When we appreciate the importance of our romantic partnership, we can see that it is the center of the wheel.
In my 55 years as a coach, I have discovered that most misunderstandings are preventable if people can master what I call “the 25 statements necessary for relationship success.”
Just like the well-prepared climbers, those in successful partnerships have a fully supplied base camp to embark on their adventures...
Consider the story of the dried beans on the cargo ship.
George was the oldest of four children. His father lived in the home, but he didn’t have much of a relationship with the kids...
In some cultures, the approach to differences in a marriage is simply to bring to bear whatever personal, family, community, and ritual resources are necessary.
“The human-animal is a social species, capable of loving and greatly in need of being loved.”
It takes a great toll on our primary relationship if our partner is the only person we turn to.
We are attracted to people for many different reasons, some of them conscious and many of them unconscious.
“How can I be a better wife?” Those who are not legally married, yet are in a committed partnership, are also guided by this question.
"The heart that loves is always young." –Greek proverb
It’s natural and normal to have doubts from time to time, even strong ones, about whether one chose the right marital partner.
"We cannot do great things; we can only do small things with great love." –Mother Theresa
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.