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Essential Relationship Skills

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As a psychologist I have been teaching relationship skills like the Art of Listening to couples for a long long time! You know what they say about you teach what you have to learn. Then I discovered there was one (ok at least one) issue I had not learned to listen deeply to my husband Read more

Ho Ho Hum-bug: Santa Has the Holiday Blues

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Ho Ho Hum-Bug: Santa Has the Blues. By Shana Parker While shopping at the mall last week I overheard Santa on his hot chocolate break saying to an elf, “while I tend to be one of the more upbeat people I know even I cannot compete with all that glitter. I get sad around the Read more

Secret of a Great Relationship

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The Secret of a Great Relationship is right here. We have all read the headlines: Five best ways to make your relationship a success. Three things you need to do to stay close. The most important way to keep love alive. Yes all the advice makes sense! But “why?” many people ask, “can’t I DO Read more

Christmas in the Trenches

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I sat reading the New York Times this morning sipping a home made latte (yes I’m in Boulder, CO), in front of the warmth of the fire in the wood stove. My husband was comfortably  in his chair, our pup cozy in her little bed. Yet through the window of the Times I glimpse another Read more

Relationship Help for the Holidays

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cracks allow the love in and out

Its obvious that this new born turtle could not have survived without the crack in the picture perfect shell! Lets use this metaphor to embrace the cracks in the pictures we hold for the holidays. While the holidays have so much promise for relationship dreams fulfilled and hearts at peace, there is the shadow to Read more

Healthy Relationship Quiz- Story

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Dog grabbing a man climbing a tree

Is this your communication style? Have you taken the Healthy Relationship Quiz?  If not go to a previous BLOG Post and see how you score! Here is a snapshot from one of the 3 levels. Can you guess which level it’s from: Silver, Gold or Platinum? Nicole’s Story: For years whenever my boyfriend Jason and Read more

Healthy Relationship Quiz- story

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Have you taken the Healthy Relationship Quiz?  If not go to a previous BLOG Post and see how you score! Here is a snapshot from one of the 3 levels. Can you guess which level it’s from: Silver, Gold or Platinum? Rebecca’s story: Rebecca was teary, sitting there next to Robert in my office. She Read more

Just want more sex?

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Fireworks sex

Recently college campuses are revising their “consent” to sex  laws to shift from “she didn’t say no” to “she has to say yes.” Brilliant really. Even CA passed a new law Senate Bill 967 mandating this type of consent for any student receiving financial aid. I think this will be the new trend. The spectrum Read more

2. Healthy Relationship Quiz – Story

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Mask of happiness

Have you taken the Healthy Relationship Quiz?  If not go to a previous BLOG Post http://www.marriage2deepen.com/healthy-relationship-quiz-showing-man/ and see how you score! Here is a snapshot from one of the 3 levels. Can you guess which level it’s from: Silver, Gold or Platinum? Jessica’s Story:   I remember the first time we made love. We were in Read more

Healthy Relationship Quiz: Are you showing up for your man?

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Healthy Relationship Quiz: Are you measuring up with your man? What is a healthy relationship and what are the signs of a healthy relationship? This is a survey for women to understand how to have a healthy relationship. Just like 3 precious metals Silver Gold and Platinum- we can be at different levels in our Read more