couple conflict

Emotional intelligence and emotional maturity

 Are you emotionally intelligent? Have you ever heard of emotional intelligence? You most likely are if you are capable of reading other people’s emotions. Some people are just way better at it than others. This capacity is required if you want to have any type of profound or intimate moment with another person. It is required if you want to

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There is no such thing as a lack of communication

Honey…I just don’t understand you! Everyone says it, nobody gets its! How many times have you said or heard couples or even therapists saying how communication in a relationship is key? A million times I suppose. What if I told you communication is rarely if not ever the problem people face in relationships. Would you be surprised? Confused? Intrigued? Angry?

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Sexual Intimacy & Sexual Desire Part 4

The 4 Points of Balance* Tolerating self-validated intimacy is hard for everyone. It obliges us to maintain a strong sense of self, to self-sooth, have a grounded responses and a meaningful endurance. Each of these 4 points allows a person to maintain balance in the relationship so they grow as an individual and as a partner. When one of these fail,

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Sexual Intimacy & Sexual Desire Part 3

How Intimacy Effects Our Sexual Desire*   When our relationship is based on other validated intimacy, we inevitably hit an obstacle in our sexual maturity. If we are only willing to self-disclose a part of ourselves to our partner we’re limiting the level of intimacy the couple can share. Limiting our sexual maturity Sexual desire in a long-term relationship

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Sexual Intimacy Part 2

Two Very Different Types of Intimacy*   Intimacy and couple’s dynamic Every couple is unique in the way they are intimate with each other. It is determined by each partner’s individual experience and need for intimacy with their lover and also the dynamic that develops during the relationship. As we get to know each other better, we either appreciate

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