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Repairs during Conflict are a Superpower of Emotionally Connected Couples

Repairs during Conflict are a Superpower of Emotionally Connected Couples

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This article was originally published on Verily

When you think about it, every couple in every relationship is set up for failure. It is impossible to be emotionally available to your partner 100 percent of the time. In fact, you will miss most of your partner’s bids for emotional connection out of mindlessness.… Continue reading Here

4 Marriage Myths That Ruin Marriages Without Partners Realizing It

4 Marriage Myths That Ruin Marriages Without Partners Realizing It

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This article was originally published on The Gottman Relationship Blog. 

As soon as the engagement ring is slipped on, we are inundated with messages about how our relationship should be. Our friends and family tell us what we should tolerate and what we shouldn’t.… Continue reading Here

4 Steps to Overcome Gridlock That Harms Relationships

4 Steps to Overcome Gridlock That Harms Relationships

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This article was originally published on The Gottman Relationship Blog

All couples are bound to have arguments. When they struggle to manage these ongoing disagreements with constructive conflict conversations, the result is what Dr. John Gottman calls “gridlock.”

 

Gridlock is like a Chinese Finger Trap.… Continue reading Here

6 Steps To Becoming An Emotionally Available Lover

6 Steps To Becoming An Emotionally Available Lover

Hey Kyle, I read your last few articles about emotionally unavailable partners. It makes a lot of sense that you recommend others to avoid those of us with those flaws. Personally, I don’t want to be this way, but my childhood experiences, failed relationships, and lack of growth in becoming more emotionally available is downright depressing.Continue reading Here

The World is Wonderful and Everyone is Miserable

The World is Wonderful and Everyone is Miserable

Ugh. My phone won’t work. It’s so slow. This is bullshit.

“Will you give it a second? It’s sending your request to space and then back, you non-contributing zero.” – Louis CK

Our world is amazing. Sadly, it’s wasted on a generation of spoiled entitled kids (including myself) that don’t care how amazing it is.… Continue reading Here

Investing in an Attractive Identity

Investing in an Attractive Identity

Identity is often viewed as finite and consisting of separate and distinct parts such as family, cultural, religion, personal and professional. But according to Parker Palmer and other psychologists,

Our identity is an ever-evolving core within our biology, and experiences in culture – with our loved ones, friends, people who have harmed or humiliated us as well as people we have harmed, the deeds we’ve done (good or bad) to ourselves and others, other experiences and choices made come together in a melting pot to form who we are in this very moment.

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It’s Your Identity. IDIOT

It’s Your Identity. IDIOT

When I started in Pick-up, I focused, like many men within PUA (Pick-Up Artist Community), of creating the illusion of an “alpha male.” I focused on every word I said and how I looked physically.

At the same time I was struggling to find a single woman I could really see myself with in a long-term relationship.… Continue reading Here

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