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Making Friendships Tick

I’d like to ask you a question. What gives your life meaning? Go ahead, give yourself a moment. What are you coming up with? Your work. Enjoying art. Good food. Music. Being original. That thing you love to do on … Continue reading

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Make Better Connections and Richer Friendships

Next time you are hanging out with someone or a group you’ve just met, resist the temptation to give them your resume. “Here’s where I work, this cool degree I have, the distant place I recently traveled to, some impressive fact … Continue reading

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One Way to Reduce Fights with Your Spouse and Loved Ones

Sure, I’m a relationship and couples therapist, but I am certainly not immune to arguments and disagreements with people close to me. Wife, friends, family. You name it. In fact, having a fight, getting through it, then still being close … Continue reading

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3 Things We Can Learn from Successful Couples About Relationships

I started reflecting yesterday on what this last decade of working with couples and relationships has taught me about creating successful friendships. I started reflecting yesterday on what this last decade of working with couples and relationships has taught me … Continue reading

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Mastery in Love

[This post is a direct summary of a terrific article called “Masters of Love” that was published June 12, 2014 in the Atlantic by Emily Esfahani Smith.] Four decades ago John Gottman began studying couples in response to the crisis … Continue reading

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