A loving relationship can be an oasis in uncertain times, but nurturing it requires attention, honesty, openness, vulnerability, and gratitude.
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Dianne Grande Ph.D.
Are your expectations about being a couple setting you up for frustration? Couples counseling can help.
Can we improve our odds of staying mentally sharp as we age? While new research shows how genetics play a role, other factors make a difference.
Why does love-bombing happen? There are various motives to consider.
Do you often feel that your partner doesn't listen to you? Both the speaker and the listener need to pay attention in different ways.
Do you wish your partner would really hear you? Active listening skills are key to a happy partnership.
Has your child or teen lost a loved one recently? Here are tips to help them cope with their grief.
How has leadership failed us during the Coronavirus crisis? Narcissism is one of four factors.
Trying to cope with unrequited love? Here are six steps toward recovery.
How well do your emotional needs match up with your partner's? Identifying your emotional needs can strengthen your relationship.
How to better understand and accept high sensitivity in yourself or someone you love.
Do you find yourself trying to cope with a Narcissist or a Machiavellian ? Here are a few do's and don'ts for you to consider.
Considering therapy and uncertain about how to find the right provider?
Have you misidentified a Machiavellian as a Narcissist?
If you're thinking about trying online dating but hesitant, here's some insight to get you over the hurdles.
Emotional vulnerability becomes strength in loving relationships.
Are relationship conflicts wearing you out? Using two new skills may get them resolved sooner.
Three tips for making your New Year's resolutions stick.
Is holiday stress making you feel like a Grinch? Here's a five-step plan to make the season easier.
Are you expecting too much from your marriage? It depends on how much effort you're willing to invest.
Are you aware of what your tone of voice and facial expression signal to others?
Are you wondering if your forgetfulness is normal? Here are 10 early signs that it might be Alzheimer's.
What are the main causes of stress in your relationship? Four factors are commonly identified by couples.
Tips for being more assertive in your home and with friends.
Overwhelmed by the challenge of living with someone who has Borderline Personality Disorder? Here's what you can do to help yourself and your loved one.
Thoughts for the potential ghoster—and possible answers for the ghostee.
How do long-term couples maintain desire? They understand the importance of secure emotional attachment.
Are you often feeling criticized by someone? Communication affects self-esteem.
Are you feeling holiday burnout? Here are some ways to lighten the load.
Are you wondering if couples counseling will work for you and your partner?
Knowledge, hope, and compassion are much needed for those who have ADD/ADHD, and for their partners.
Dianne Grande, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with individuals, couples, and families.