Tag: boundaries

The Science of Marriage

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by Lilliane Farinazo, RMHC

What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone says “marriage” or “committed relationship”? Responses differ based on personal expectations or prior modeling. Although people may think that, “my marriage will be different”, they may also have unrealistic expectations that this goal will be effortless to achieve. Some discouraged couples may even ask, “Is this what marriage is all about?” or “Can I be married AND happy?”

 

In this era of perfectionism, comparisons, and the proverbial “grass is always greener on the other side”, many couples struggle to find relationship principles that are practical and scientifically proven. Setting priorities for finances, time-management, chores and child rearing are usually where couples begin to face their difficulties. As a matter of fact, research has shown that on average, couples wait a period of ...

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  • Marriage

Tags:

  • Intentional Listening
  • boundaries
  • counseling
  • emotional health
  • emotions
  • empowerment
  • influence for good
  • love
  • love and relationships
  • mental health
  • relationships
  • wellness

Yes, you have feelings: Giving yourself permission to feel them.

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by Heather Walton, RMHC, RMFT

Have you ever experienced a time where your feelings were hurt and you had to just brush it off, say “it’s okay”, and make light of the situation, instead of acknowledging how you felt and then doing what you wanted with those feelings? So many of us have been taught to dismiss our feelings, to “suck it up”, to move on, and that crying, hurting, and feeling are all signs of weakness.

But what if this isn’t true? What if you learned that allowing yourself to feel can be one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself?

By identifying our emotions, and then allowing ourselves to experience them, we are being truthful with ourselves. We are reminding ourselves that we are not invincible, and that we in fact, have ...

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Posted in:

  • Emotional Health

Tags:

  • boundaries
  • emotional health
  • emotions

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