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3 Betrayals That Ruin Relationships (That Don’t Require Sex)

3 Betrayals That Ruin Relationships (That Don’t Require Sex)

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This was originally published on The Gottman Relationship Blog

Infidelity is the betrayal our society focuses on, but it is actually the subtle, unnoticed betrayals that truly ruin relationships. When partners do not choose each other day after day, trust and commitment erode away.… Continue reading Here

The War of Independence In Relationships

The War of Independence In Relationships

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The idea that partners shouldn’t be needy and should be independent creates a lack of security in the relationship.

Kim and Kevin were on the verge of breaking up. Neither of them wanted to end things, but they were exhausted from fighting and blaming each other.… Continue reading Here

5 Love Books That Will Challenge Your Relationships

5 Love Books That Will Challenge Your Relationships

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Imagine you’re in an airplane. You’re getting ready to fly to the Caribbean for a romantic getaway when you hear a nervous voice come on over the speaker.

“So we’re about to take off. Just so you know, I’ve never flown a plane before.… 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

3 Reasons Why You Fall For Emotionally Unavailable Partners

3 Reasons Why You Fall For Emotionally Unavailable Partners

My most common client is in a relationship with an emotionally unavailable partner. They don’t know what to do and they don’t understand why their partner treats them the way they do.

Their partner says they are committed to the relationship, but their behavior tells a different story.… Continue reading Here

3 Powerful Ways to Overcome Emotional Blocks in Love

3 Powerful Ways to Overcome Emotional Blocks in Love

Our emotions are the roots to the tree of love.

When we lose control of them, we lose control of ourselves.

We scream. We hurt people we care about. We make decisions that we deeply regret.

From relationship researcher John Gottman to Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, many love researchers agree on one thing: the biggest struggle between couples is an inability to understand the different needs of each other.… Continue reading Here

Why Needing a Relationship is Toxic to a Relationship

Why Needing a Relationship is Toxic to a Relationship

In our modern culture, not being in a relationship ends up causing a man to be labeled as “having a problem.”

His parents are worried. They don’t miss a chance to ask him if he’s dating anyone. His friends are trying to help by setting him up on dates with every girl they meet in Starbucks.  … Continue reading Here

The 6 Commandments of Vulnerable Communication

The 6 Commandments of Vulnerable Communication

Our worries can emotionally hijack our brains. They can entirely consume our thoughts in an endless vacuum of fear.

Opening yourself up, exposing who you are and what you need can be scary in our  society. We were raised to be quiet; to not be too loud or crazy.… Continue reading Here

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